Sexi District

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Country  Peru
Region Cajamarca
Province Santa Cruz
Founded September 18, 1942
Capital Sexi
 • Mayor Celer Froilan Perales Perez
 • Total 192.87 km2 (74.47 sq mi)
Elevation 2,495 m (8,186 ft)
Population (2005 census)
 • Total 450
 • Density 2.3/km2 (6.0/sq mi)
Time zone PET (UTC-5)
UBIGEO 061309

Sexi District is one of eleven districts of the province Santa Cruz in northern Peru.[1] Chiclayo is the nearest metropolitan center to the east of Sexi, from which one may travel by car or bus to the district.

The small town of Sexi is located in this district. The town is situated near a petrified forest, El Bosque Petrificado Piedra Chamana (The Petrified Forest Piedra Chamana). The fossils that are there date to the Eocene epoch (~39 Ma), and the forest contains fossilized wood and leaves. Guided tours of the petrified forest are available and there is a museum dedicated to the fossils in the town.


The Petrified Forest Piedra Chamana | Sexi, Peru

El Bosque Petrificado Piedra Chamana | Sexi, Perú

Coordinates: 6°33′49″S 79°03′05″W / 6.56361°S 79.05139°W / -6.56361; -79.05139