Amazonas Region

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Amazonas Region
Utkupampa valley, Amazonas Region
Utkupampa valley, Amazonas Region
Flag of Amazonas Region
Flag
Official seal of Amazonas Region
Seal
Location of the Amazonas Region in Peru
Location of the Amazonas Region in Peru
Coordinates: 6°13′S 77°51′W / 6.22°S 77.85°W / -6.22; -77.85Coordinates: 6°13′S 77°51′W / 6.22°S 77.85°W / -6.22; -77.85
CountryPeru
Subdivisions7 provinces and 83 districts
CapitalChachapoyas
Government
 • GovernorOscar Altamirano
(2019–2022)
Area
 • Total39,249.13 km2 (15,154.17 sq mi)
Elevation
(Capital)
2,334 m (7,657 ft)
Population
 (2017)
 • Total379,384
 • Density9.7/km2 (25/sq mi)
UBIGEO
01
Dialing code041
ISO 3166 codePE-AMA
Principal resourcesCoffee, rice, fruits, wood
and cebu cattle.
Websitewww.regionamazonas.gob.pe

The Region of Amazonas is a region of Peru. It is in the northwest part of the country. Its capital is the city of Chachapoyas.

Geography[change | change source]

Marañón valley between Chachapoyas and Celendin, Peru

The Amazonas Region has a lot of rainforests and mountain ranges. The rainforest zone covers 72.93% of the area, and it goes to the north, up to the border with Ecuador. It does this in the summits of the Cordillera del Cóndor. The mountain range zone is in the southern provinces of the Amazonas Region. It makes up 27.07% of the region's land.

People[change | change source]

Aguarunas natives.

Aguaruna and Huambisa people live in the region.

Languages[change | change source]

The 2007 Peru Census says that the language learnt first by most of the people was Spanish (84.90%). The following table shows the results of the language learnt first in the Amazonas Region by province:[1]

Province Quechua Aymara Asháninka Another native language Spanish Foreign language Deaf or mute Total
Bagua 131 15 16 16,108 49,881 3 122 66,276
Bongará 20 3 6 34,681 3,541 5 60 38,316
Chachapoyas 114 13 5 38 46,467 21 147 46,805
Condorcanqui 26 6 5 16 25,644 13 73 25,783
Luya 34 6 - 6 44,671 8 274 44,999
Rodríguez de Mendoza 18 2 5 1 24,644 - 80 24,750
Utcubamba 115 20 9 187 100,958 1 194 101,484
Total 458 65 46 51,037 295,806 51 950 348,413
% 0.13 0.02 0.01 14.65 84.90 0.01 0.27 100.00

References[change | change source]

  1. inei.gob.pe Archived January 27, 2013, at the Wayback Machine INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007

Other websites[change | change source]

  • Amazonas region official website
  • Peru Info: Amazonas Region
  • Chachapoyas map
  •  Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Amazonas (Peru)" . Encyclopædia Britannica (Eleventh ed.). Cambridge University Press.
  • Wikisource-logo.svg "Amazonas. A northern department of Peru" . New International Encyclopedia. 1905.