|Residents||422,600 (2015 estimate)|
|density||11 inhabitants per km²|
|founding||November 21, 1832|
|Gobernador regional||Oscar Altamirano Quispe
The Amazonas [ amaˈsonas ] (Spanish Región Amazonas , Quechua Amazonas suyu ) is an administrative region in northwestern Peru . In 2015, 422,600 inhabitants lived in an area of 39,249 km². The capital is Chachapoyas .
The area was founded as a department on November 21, 1832 and named after the Amazon river , which, however, only arises from the confluence of the Río Marañón , Río Huallaga and Río Ucayali in the Loreto region . Only the Marañón River crosses the Amazon region. The south of the region lies in the Andes , the north and northeast slowly flatten out - crossed by individual mountain ranges - towards the Amazon basin. In the west the Amazonas region is bounded by the river Marañón and in the north Ecuador joins it.
- Condor Lake -Laguna de los Condores (Chachapoyas-Leymebamba)
- El Porvenir (Bagua Aramango)
- Laguna de Chonza (Bagua-Copallín)
- Pomacochas (Bongará) - at over 2000 meters
- Barro Negro ( , Chachapoyas)
- Miguel Pardo ( , Bongará and Rioja)
- Chanchilla ( , Chachapoyas)
- Campanquiz ( , Condorcanqui)
Even if the Amazon region is home to many different types of climate, such as tropical forests and high mountains, there is a change between rainy and dry seasons. The rainy season lasts roughly from November to March, the dry season from March to October. Contrary to popular belief, the regional capital of Chachapoyas is not located in the tropical rainforest, but in a climate that is called “Ceja de Selva” in Spanish, which means “the eyebrow of the jungle”. That is, it is on top of the mountain behind which it flattens out towards the rainforest.
The Amazon region is a region with agricultural potential. The economy consists almost entirely of agriculture and livestock. Rice is grown in warmer and water-rich parts, while other parts have potatoes, corn, wheat, yucca, coffee, coca, bananas and many different types of fruit, especially citrus fruits. There is also fishing, timber production, trade and tourism in some places. The most important hydropower plant in the area is located in Caclic on the Utcubamba River in Chachapoyas Province and has a capacity of 1.5 megawatts. According to a study by the Ministry of Energy and Mines, 55.4% of Amazon's residents are connected to the electricity grid.
The Amazon region is divided into seven provinces and these in turn into a total of 82 districts.
|Condorcanqui||Santa Maria de Nieva|
|Rodríguez de Mendoza||Mendoza|