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Encyclopedia > Lambayeque Region

Lambayeque is a region in northwestern Peru, known for its rich Chimú and Moche historical past. The region's name originates from the ancient pre-Inca civilization of the lambayeques. The city of Chiclayo is the region's capital as well as its largest city. The Political division of Peru has changed from time to time, beginning during the time after the nation obtained independence from Spain, until the present-day country. ... The Chimú were the residents of Chimor with its capital at the city of Chan Chan in the Moche valley of Peru. ... Moche Pottery (Image © PROMPERU, used with permission) The Moche civilization (aka the Mochica culture, Early Chimu, Pre-Chimu, Proto-Chimu, etc. ... For other meanings of Inca, see Inca (disambiguation). ... Chiclayo is a city on the northern coastal plain in Peru. ...


As part of the new decentralization process in Peru, this region is planned to become part of the Northern Region (Región Norte). Decentralization in Peru has long been a major issue in the government agenda. ...

Región Lambayeque
Coat of arms of the Lambayeque region, Peru
Location of the Lambayeque region in Peru
See other Peruvian regions
President Yehude Simon
Capital Chiclayo
Area 14,231.3 km²
Population
  - Total
  - Density

1 121 358 (2002 estimate)
78.8/km²
Subdivisions 3 provinces and 33 districts
Elevation
  - Lowest
  - Highest

0 m (coastal area)
3078 m (Incahuasi)
Latitude
Longitude
5°27' to 7°10' S
79°08' to 80°37' W
Main resources Rice, sugar cane and fruit.
Poverty rate 63%
Percentage of country's GDP 3.89%
Dialing code 074
ISO 3166-2 PE-LAM
Official website: www.regionlambayeque.gob.pe

Contents

Image File history File links Lambayeque_region_coat_of_arms. ... Image File history File links Location_of_Lambayeque_region. ... The Political division of Peru has changed from time to time, beginning during the time after the nation obtained independence from Spain, until the present-day country. ... President is a title held by many leaders of organizations, companies, universities, and countries. ... In politics, a capital (also called capital city or political capital — although the latter phrase has an alternative meaning based on an alternative meaning of capital) is the principal city or town associated with its government. ... Chiclayo is a city on the northern coastal plain in Peru. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... 2002 (MMII) is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Basic Definition In geography, the elevation of a geographic location is its height above mean sea level (or some other fixed point). ... Latitude, sometimes denoted by the Greek letter φ, gives the location of a place on Earth north or south of the Equator. ... Map of Earth showing lines of longitude, which appear curved and vertical in this projection, but are actually halves of great circles Longitude, sometimes denoted by the Greek letter λ, describes the location of a place on Earth east or west of a north-south line called the Prime Meridian. ... Natural resources are naturally occuring substances that are considered valuable in their relatively unmodified (natural) form. ... Binomial name Oryza sativa L. Rice (Oryza sativa) is a species of grass in the genus Oryza, native to tropical and subtropical southeastern Asia, where it grows in wetlands. ... Species Ref: ITIS 42058 as of 2004-05-05 Sugarcane is one of six species of a tall tropical southeast Asian grass (Family Poaceae) having stout fibrous jointed stalks whose sap at one time was the primary source of sugar. ... Fruit stall in Barcelona, Catalonia. ... A boy from an East Cipinang trash dump slum in Jakarta, Indonesia shows his find. ... A telephone numbering plan is a system that allows subscribers to make and receive telephone calls across long distances. ... ISO 3166-2 is the second part of the ISO 3166 standard. ...


Geography

The territory of the Lambayeque Region is made up by large plains, where no farming takes place due to the lack of water. However, in the last centuries, the Olmos Carob Tree Forest held goat herds that were fed with the food of this tree. This gave rise to the leather, cordobanes and soap industry.


There are two small islands off the Pacific coast of the Lambayeque Region: Lobos de Afuera, and Lobos de Tierra; there was a dispute with the Piura Region over ownership of the latter island. The Pacific Ocean (from the Latin name Mare Pacificum, peaceful sea, bestowed upon it by the Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan) is the worlds largest body of water. ... Piura is a coastal region in northwestern Peru. ...


The region is bordered by the Piura Region on the north, the Cajamarca Region on the southeast, the La Libertad Region on the south and the Pacific Ocean on the west. Piura is a coastal region in northwestern Peru. ... Cajamarca is a department in Peru. ... La Libertad is a region in northwestern Peru. ...


Political division

The region is divided into 3 provinces (provincias, singular: provincia), which are composed of 33 districts (distritos, singular: distrito). The provinces, with their capitals in parenthesis, are: This article is about political regions. ... Districts are a form of local government in several countries. ...

Map of the Lambayeque region showing its provinces
Map of the Lambayeque region showing its provinces

Chiclayo is a city on the northern coastal plain in Peru. ... Lambayeque, Peru Lambayeque is a city in the Lambayeque region in northern Peru. ... Image File history File links Provinces_of_Lambayeque. ... Image File history File links Provinces_of_Lambayeque. ...

History

Legend tells that in ancient times, a great float of strange rafts arrived at the beaches of the existing San José cove. Formed by a brilliant cortege of foreign warriors, this float was led by a man of great talent and courage, named Naylamp, who founded a civilization. A legend (Latin, legenda, things to be read) is a narrative of human actions that are perceived both by teller and listeners to take place within human history and to possess certain qualities that give the tale verisimilitude. ... 90 mile beach Australia A beach or strand is a geological formation consisting of loose rock particles such as sand, shingle, cobble, or even shell along the shoreline of a body of water. ... A warrior is a person habitually engaged in war and/or skilled in the waging of war. ... A civilization (American English) or civilisation (British English) has a variety of meanings related to human society. ...


The descendants are the builders of the great Chimú civilization, forged in Lambayeque before the Inca Empire. The Chimú grew to acquire a notable state parallel to the Inca. Yet, unlike the Incas, the Chimú moved their capital to more propitious and strategic zones, establishing great urban centers there. They were great farmers, textile experts and, wonderful goldsmiths, with extraordinary works in gold. The Chimú were the residents of Chimor with its capital at the city of Chan Chan in the Moche valley of Peru. ... A view of Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas, now an archaeological site. ... Farming, ploughing rice paddy, in Indonesia Agriculture is the process of producing food, feed, fiber and other desired products by cultivation of certain plants and the raising of domesticated animals (livestock). ... It has been suggested that Textile manufacturing be merged into this article or section. ... General Name, Symbol, Number gold, Au, 79 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 11, 6, d Appearance metallic yellow Atomic mass 196. ...


The Inca conquest of what today is Lambayeque, lasted almost four decades. Pachacuti, Tupac Inca Yupanqui and Huayna Cápac, successively, ruled during the process. A conquest is the act of conquering a foreign land, usually for its assimilation into a larger federation or empire. ... This is a list of decades which have articles with more information about them. ... Pachacuti as drawn by Guaman Poma Pachacuti Inca Yupanqui (or Pachacutec; Quechua Pachakutiq, literally world-turner, i. ... Drawing of Tupac Inca Yupanqui by Guaman Poma (1615) Tupac Inca Yupanqui was head of the Inca army from 1463 through 1471 and became the second Inca of Tahuantinsuyu after his fathers death in 1471. ... Huayna Capac (Quechua Wayna Qhapaq splendid youth) was the eleventh Sapa Inca (1493 - 1527) of the Inca Empire, and sixth of the Hanan dynasty. ...


Francisco Pizarro crossed the region in his way to Cajamarca to conclude the defeat of the Inca empire. He was amazed by the gold exposed in vases and utensils. Francisco Pizarro ( 1475–June 26, 1541) was a Spanish conquistador, conqueror of the Inca Empire and founder of the city of Lima, the modern-day capital of Peru. ... Aerial view of Cajamarca, with Santa Appollonia hill in foreground Cajamarca is located in the northern highlands of Peru, and is the capital of the Cajamarca region. ...


During Colonial times, a rivalry started between the people of Lambayeque and Santiago de Miraflores de Saña. The reason of the conflict was the opulence in which the latter lived, even provoking the greed of pirates. A flood in 1720, however, destroyed Saña and marked the end of a flourishing city. This article is about sea pirates. ... Look up Flood in Wiktionary, the free dictionary A flood (in Old English flod, a word common to Teutonic languages; compare German Flut, Dutch vloed from the same root as is seen in flow, float) is an overflow of water, an expanse of water submerging land, a deluge. ... // Events January 6 - The Committee of Inquiry on the South Sea Bubble publishes its findings February 11 - Sweden and Prussia sign the (2nd Treaty of Stockholm) declaring peace. ...


The people of Lambayeque followed Juan Manuel Iturregui as their leader in the struggles for emancipation and independence from Spain. He spread the libertarian ideas and helped get arms for the cause.

"Golden gloves" of a Lambayecan culture
"Golden gloves" of a Lambayecan culture
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Amazonas | Ancash | Apurímac | Arequipa | Ayacucho | Cajamarca | Callao | Cusco | Huancavelica | Huánuco | Ica | Junín | La Libertad | Lambayeque | Lima | Loreto | Madre de Dios | Moquegua | Pasco | Piura | Puno | San Martín | Tacna | Tumbes | Ucayali Golden gloves of the cultures of Lambayeque Image taken from Spanish-language wikipedia, used with permission of PROMPERU. File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Golden gloves of the cultures of Lambayeque Image taken from Spanish-language wikipedia, used with permission of PROMPERU. File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The Political division of Peru has changed from time to time, beginning during the time after the nation obtained independence from Spain, until the present-day country. ... Large flag of Peru File links The following pages link to this file: Football World Cup Latin America Organization of American States Politics of Peru Aston Villa F.C. Freedom House Football World Cup 1930 PSV Eindhoven User:AntonioMartin List of Peruvians Football World Cup 1970 Football World Cup 1978... Amazonas is a region in northern Peru. ... Categories: Peru ... See other Peruvian regions President Luis Barra Capital Abancay Area 20,895. ... Arequipa is one of the 24 departments in Peru. ... Ayacucho is a region of Peru, located in the south-central Andes of the country. ... Cajamarca is a department in Peru. ... Categories: Departments of Peru ... See other Peruvian regions President Carlos R. Cuaresma Capital Cusco Area 71,986. ... Huancavelica is a department in Peru. ... Huánuco is a region in central Peru. ... Ica is a region in Peru. ... Junín is a region in the central highlands of Peru. ... La Libertad is a region in northwestern Peru. ... See other Peruvian regions President Miguel Ángel Mufarech Capital Huacho Area 32,126. ... Loreto is a department in Peru. ... Madre de Dios is a region in southeastern Peru, bordering Brazil, Bolivia and the Peruvian regions of Puno, Cusco and Ucayali. ... Moquegua is one of the 25 regions of Peru. ... Pasco is a department in Peru. ... Piura is a coastal region in northwestern Peru. ... Puno is a department in Peru. ... San Martín is a region in Peru. ... Tacna is Perus southernmost region. ... Tumbes is a coastal region in northwestern Peru. ... Categories: Stub | Departments of Peru ...

The Lima Province is not part of any of the twenty-five regions.

Location in Peru Founded January 18, 1535 Capital Lima Area 2,672. ...

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Turismo en Lambayeque-CHICLAYO- Información Turística, Hoteles, Restaurantes, Viajes (659 words)
The department of Lambayeque is located on the coastal plain and combines arid zones, rich valleys, and dry forests.
Chiclayo, bordered by fertile valleys and very close to the ocean, is the capital of the department and the commercial nexus among the three Peruvian regions: coast, highland, and jungle.
Lambayeque also boasts one of the best cuisines in the country: exquisite rice with duck competes with cebiche in a competition where the gourmands are always the winners.
Lambayeque - LoveToKnow 1911 (125 words)
LAMBAYEQUE, a coast department of northern Peru, bounded N. by Piura, E. and S. by Cajamarca and Libertad.
It belongs to the arid region of the coast, and is settled along the river valleys where irrigation is possible.
The principal towns are Chiclayo, the departmental capital, with a population (1906 estimate) of 10,50o, Ferrenafe 6000, and Lambayeque 4500.
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