Location of the province in the Amazon region
|density||17 inhabitants per km²|
|founding||November 21, 1538|
|Alcalde Provincial||Víctor Raúl Culqui Puerta
The province of Chachapoyas is located in the south of the Amazon region in northern Peru . The administrative seat is the city of Chachapoyas (San Juan de la Frontera de los Chachapoyas). It is also the bishopric of the Diocese of Chachapoyas. The province has an area of 3312.37 km². At the 2017 census, 55,506 people lived in the province. In 1993 the population was 45,058, in 2007 49,700.
The province of Chachapoyas borders in the east on the province of Rodríguez de Mendoza , in the west on the province Luya , in the north on the province Bongará and in the south on the regions San Martín and Cajamarca .
The province of Chachapoyas is divided into 21 districts. The district of Chachapoyas is the seat of the provincial administration.
Ruins and Levanto Church
In Levanto, a village that can be reached via the Inca Trail, which is signposted from Chachapoyas , within 3 hours, or by taxi, there is a small church with an interesting altarpiece from the colonial times. Around Levanto you can also visit various ruins of the Chachapoya .
There are two viewpoints in Huancas village . They are located near the village, but not signposted. The local population and the brochures that can be found in the town hall on the village square can show you the (very easy) way. From the lookout points you have a good view over the valley of the Sonche river .
Pottery in Huancas
Huancas is still the center of the production of clay pots, which are mainly used by the local population - also for cooking. If you want to see how it works, you can look over the shoulder of the potters in Huancas right on the village square and taste food cooked in a clay pot. You can also buy the pots.
Old town of Chachapoyas
Caves and ruins in Magdalena
Fishing in Molinopampa
Molinopampa is located directly on the Sonche River and is known throughout the area for its abundance of fish and is therefore valued by amateur anglers. Mountain tours are also very nice in the area. More on this in the article Molinopampa .
Mummies in Leymebamba
Gocta and Yumbilla waterfalls
Calendar of events
|District||Most important festivals||date||place|
|Chachapoyas||Chachapoyas Tourism Week||First week of June||Chachapoyas|
|Cheto||Holy Week||April 5th||Cheto|
|Chuquibamba||Saint Peter||June 29th||Chuquibamba|
|La Jalca||Saint John the Baptist||June 24th||La Jalca|
|Leymebamba||"Virgen del Carmen"||16th of July||Levanto|
|Levanto||Festival of the village saint||24.-29. June||Levanto|
|Levanto||Festival of the village saint||5th September||Quipachacha|
|Mariscal Castilla||Peter and Paul||June 29th||San Pedro|
|Montevideo||Festival of the village saint||February 2nd||Montevideo|
|Quinjalca||Saint John||June 24th||Cashac|
|San Francisco de Daguas||Señor de los Milagros||October 18||Daguas|
|San Isidro de Maino||Festival of the village saint||June 7th||Maino|
|Sonche||Saint John||June 24th||San Juan de Sonche|
|Source: chachapoyasonline.com (translation from Spanish Wikipedia)|