Intendancy of Trujillo

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Intendancy of Trujillo was one of the territorial divisions of the Viceroyalty of Peru. This territory was ruled from the city of Trujillo, located in La Libertad Region. It was created in 1784 and lasted until 12 February 1821 when General Jose de San Martin created the Trujillo Department to replace it in the new Republic of Peru.


The Trujillo Intendancy was divided into the following 7 parts, called "Partidos":[1]

Partido Head (city of government)
Trujillo Trujillo
Piura San Miguel de Piura
Cajamarca Cajamarca
Chachapoyas San Juan de la Frontera
Saña Zaña
Pataz Pataz
Huamachuco Huamachuco


The Governors (intendants) who ruled the intendence of Trujillo were:


After General Jose de San Martin landed at Paracas in September 1820, the intendant José Bernardo de Tagle y Portocarrero and the city mayor led an independence movement that culminated with the declaration of the independence of the Intendancy of Trujillo on 29 December 1820. On 12 February 1821 Jose de San Martin issued a Provisional Regulation, providing for the creation of the Department of Trujillo.[2]

See also[edit]


  • John Fisher. El Perú borbónico 1750-1824. Lima: IEP, 2000.
  1. ^ (Spanish) Retazos de la Historia de Moquegua, Edición de 1982, página 67, Luis E. Kuong Cabello
  2. ^ TRUJILLO, Reseña histórica