Jaén Province, Peru

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Jaén
Province
Location of Jaén in the Cajamarca Region
Location of Jaén in the Cajamarca Region
Country Peru
Region Cajamarca
Founded May 19, 1828
Capital Jaén
Government
 • Mayor Walter Prieto Maitre
Area
 • Total 5,232.57 km2 (2,020.31 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 179,699
 • Density 34/km2 (89/sq mi)
UBIGEO 0608
Website www.munijaen.gob.pe

The Jaén Province is one of the thirteen provinces in the Cajamarca Region of Peru. Geographically, the province has a mountainous terrain crisscrossed by the rivers of the Huancabamba-Chamaya Basin, which drain towards the Marañón River. Its weather is characterized by high temperatures all year long and heavy rains from October through March. Agriculture and husbandry absorb over half of the province workforce. rice and coffee are main crops.

Political division[edit]

The province is divided into twelve districts.

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Coordinates: 5°42′S 78°48′W / 5.700°S 78.800°W / -5.700; -78.800