Juanjuí

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Picota
Town
Plaza de Armas at night.
Plaza de Armas at night.
Official seal of Picota
Seal
Nickname(s): Ciudad de los Encantos (The city of the Charm), Cuna historica del Gran Pajatén (Historical birthplace of Gran Pajatén)
Picota is located in Peru
Picota
Picota
Coordinates: 7°10′48.86″S 76°43′35.28″W / 7.1802389°S 76.7264667°W / -7.1802389; -76.7264667
Country  Peru
Region San Martín
Province Mariscal Cáceres
District Juanjuí
Government
 • Mayor Renan Saavedra Sandoval
Elevation 283 m (928 ft)
Population
 • Total 54,006
Time zone PET (UTC-5)
Website www.munijuanjui.gob.pe

Juanjuí is a town in Northern Peru, capital of the province Mariscal Cáceres in the San Martín Region and located in the left edge of Huallaga River.[1] There are 54,006 inhabitants, according to the 2010 census.

History[edit]

The Spanish captain José Gaspar López Salcedo founded this city on September 24, 1827 under the name of Juanjui a contraction of "Juan Huido" (Juan, the escaped). The population of Juanjui originally formed mainly by immigrants from Lamas from the late eighteenth and early decades of the nineteenth century.

It is said that the pioneer of these immigrants was an Amerindian named Juan, who fled the Lamas, or by the mistreatment or persecution for justice of the missionaries. He came to give these territories and to live with the people of Chacho Village. After some years he returned to Lamas and brought his family and some other families who came attracted by the abundance of references wildlife. This immigration was intensified even further the independence cause. By then the settlement of Chacho Lamas was already known as the land of "Juan Huido", with it came more immigrants from Lamas.

Over the years, Juan Huido was derived the name of Juanjui to designate in any way to these territories.

On July 2, 1940. Juanjui was declared capital city of the new province of Mariscal Caceres

Climate[edit]

Juanjui has a tropical climate, warm and humid

Climate data for Juanjuí
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Daily mean °C (°F) 27
(81)
26
(79)
26
(79)
26
(79)
26
(79)
25
(77)
25
(77)
26
(79)
26
(79)
27
(81)
27
(81)
27
(81)
26.2
(79.3)
Precipitation mm (inches) 101
(3.98)
144
(5.67)
164
(6.46)
180
(7.09)
119
(4.69)
74
(2.91)
64
(2.52)
65
(2.56)
87
(3.43)
162
(6.38)
152
(5.98)
118
(4.65)
1,430
(56.32)
Source: Weatherbase[2]

Neighborhoods[edit]

Palm Trees in Puerto Amberes.

In Juanjui, there are 8 representative neighborhoods around downtown:

  • Chambira
  • Juanjuicillo
  • La Merced
  • La Victoria
  • Puerto Amberes
  • San Juan
  • Santa Rosa

References[edit]

  1. ^ Juanjuí Peru, Bienvenido a Juanjuí - Perú, Retrieved February 18, 2008
  2. ^ "Weatherbase: Historical Weather for Juanjuí, Peru". Weatherbase. 2011. Retrieved on July 12, 2012.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 7°10′48.86″S 76°43′35.28″W / 7.1802389°S 76.7264667°W / -7.1802389; -76.7264667