A bridge in the San Ramón District
Location of Chanchamayo in the Junín Region
|• Mayor||Hung Won Jung|
|• Total||4,723.4 km2 (1,823.7 sq mi)|
|Population (2002 estimate)|
|• Density||30/km2 (78/sq mi)|
Chanchamayo (in hispanicized spelling) or Chanchamayu (Quechua chanchay to walk and leap about, to walk quickly and confused, chancha chancha to walk quickly and irregularly, shancha a kind of bird, mayu river) is a province in northern Junín Region, in central Peru.
The Chanchamayo province is famous for citrus production and quality coffee growing.
The first inhabitants of this territory were the Yanesha' people and Ashaninkas. The first reported European presence in the area dates back to 1635, when Franciscan Fray Juan Jerónimo Jiménez founded the settlement of San Buena Ventura de Quimiri which was three kilometres (2 mi) away from present-day Chanchamayo.
- Chanchamayo (Chanchamayo)
- San Luis de Shuaro (San Luis de Shuaro)
- Perené (Perené)
- Pichanaqui (Bajo Pichanaqui)
- San Ramón (San Ramón)
- Vitoc (Pucará)
- Teofilo Laime Ajacopa, Diccionario Bilingüe Iskay simipi yuyayk'ancha, La Paz, 2007 (Quechua-Spanish dictionary)
- Diccionario Quechua - Español - Quechua, Academía Mayor de la Lengua Quechua, Gobierno Regional Cusco, Cusco 2005 (Quechua-Spanish dictionary)
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