Cocabamba District

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Cocabamba
Kukapampa
District
Coordinates: 6°36′50″S 78°0′18″W / 6.61389°S 78.00500°W / -6.61389; -78.00500Coordinates: 6°36′50″S 78°0′18″W / 6.61389°S 78.00500°W / -6.61389; -78.00500
Country  Peru
Region Amazonas
Province Luya
Founded February 5, 1861
Capital Cocabamba
Government
 • Mayor Juan Carlos Regalado Saldaña
Area
 • Total 355.85 km2 (137.39 sq mi)
Elevation 2,500 m (8,200 ft)
Population (2005 census)
 • Total 2,133
 • Density 6.0/km2 (16/sq mi)
Time zone PET (UTC-5)
UBIGEO 010503
The beautiful landscape of Cocabamba.

Cocabamba is a district of the province of Luya in the Amazonas Region of Peru.

Geography[edit]

Cocabamba is located in a temperate portion where Tomás lowers from the Saint's heights up to the river Cashew.

In the north the District of Cocabamba has border with the District of Pisuquía, in the East with Maria's District, the Saint's District Tomás (Luya) and the District of Leymebamba (Chachapoyas), in the southeast with the District of Rafts (Chachapoyas), in the south-west with the District of Celendin, in the west with the District of Chumuch. The principal entry to the District of Cocabamba is for the Saint's District Tomás (Luya), where it finishes the highway.

Tourism[edit]

Cocabamba offers several attractive places for tourists such as beautiful waterfalls and several ruins of the Chachapoyas culture. The paved roads do not reach all the way to Cocabamba, so people who come by car must walk the last section.

Culture[edit]

The public holiday of the capital Cocabamba is celebrated on October 8. Typical meals are the Purtumote (nickname: the Locro), stew and wheat resvaldo, among others. The District of Cocabamba Tomás (Luya) belongs to the parroquía of the Saint's District.

The Main Square of Cocabamba during the Popular Celebrations.
Church of Cocabamba.