Celendín

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Celendín
Village
A view of the city church in the Plaza Mayor
A view of the city church in the Plaza Mayor
Celendín is located in Peru
Celendín
Celendín
Coordinates: 6°51′57.26″S 78°08′41.61″W / 6.8659056°S 78.1448917°W / -6.8659056; -78.1448917
Country  Peru
Region Cajamarca
Province Celendín
District Celendín
Government
 • Mayor Juan De Dios Tello Villanueva

Celendín is a town in northern Peru, capital of the province Celendín in the region Cajamarca.

During the first week of July 2012, four citizens protesting a mining project were killed by police forces under orders of the government led by Ollanta Humala.[1]

History[edit]

The history of the City of Celendín begins in the colonial era, when it was founded and inhabited by some Spanish families. Then in the eighteenth century, Portuguese and Jewish settlers who first arrived in northern Brazil settled in the small region and then for mysterious reasons to Zelendin estate as tenants. With effort these first inhabitants managed to gather about 14010 pesos, and then buy the property 'La Pura y Limpia Concepcion de Zelendin'. This event made people chose their first authorities, by vote, Lieutenant Colonel of the Portuguese Dragon Army Don Raymundo da Pereyra was elected on first vote, and Captain Juan de Burga was elected second vote; aldermen were elected lieutenants of surnames Pereyra, Segarra, Texada, Fronton, Dias y Araujo. As time went on few Chinese families migrated to Celendín and then people from different places.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.lostiempos.com/diario/actualidad/internacional/20120705/son-ya-cinco-los-muertos-por-protestas-contra-proyecto-minero-en_177452_374628.html

Coordinates: 6°51′57.26″S 78°08′41.61″W / 6.8659056°S 78.1448917°W / -6.8659056; -78.1448917