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This article is about the city of Cajamarca. For other uses, see Cajamarca
Not to be confused with Catamarca.

Clockwise from top: Partial view of the city, Nuestra Señora de la Piedad Church,
Santa Catalina Church.


Coat of arms

Location in Peru

Coordinates: 07°09′52″S 78°30′38″W

Country Peru

Region Cajamarca

Province Cajamarca

Founded c. 1320 by pre-Columbian ethnic groups

Spanish settlement in 1532


• Mayor Víctor Andrés Villar Narro



• Total 392.47 km2(151.53 sq mi)

Elevation 2,750 m (9,020 ft)



• Total 201,329

• Estimate 226,031


• Density 510/km2 (1,300/sq mi)

Demonym(s) Cajamarquino/a

Time zone UTC-5 (PET)

• Summer (DST) UTC-5 (PET)

Area code(s) 76

Cajamarca (Spanish pronunciation: [kaxaˈmaɾka]), also known by the Cajamarca

Quechua name, Kashamarka, is the capital and largest city of the Cajamarca Region as
well as an important cultural and commercial center in the northern Andes. It is located in
the northern highlands of Peru at approximately 2,750 m (8,900 ft) above sea level[2] in the
valley of the Mashcon river.[3] Cajamarca had an estimated population of about 226,031
inhabitants in 2015, making it the 13th largest city in Peru.[1]
Cajamarca has a mild highland climate, and the area has a very fertile soil. The city is well
known for its dairy products and mining activity in the surroundings.[4][5]
Among its tourist attractions, Cajamarca has numerous examples of Spanish colonial
religious architecture, beautiful landscapes, pre-Hispanic archeological sites and hot
springs at the nearby town of Baños del Inca (Baths of the Inca). The history of the city is
highlighted by the Battle of Cajamarca, which marked the defeat of the Inca
Empire by Spanish invaders as the Incan emperor Atahualpa was captured and murdered


 1Etymology
 2History
 3Geography
o 3.1Cityscape
 3.1.1Architecture
 of Belen
 of Cajamarca
 Antonio
o 3.2Climate
 4Demographics
 5Economy
 6Transportation
 7Education
 8Culture
 9Notable people from Cajamarca
 10See also
 11References
 12Further reading
 13External links

The etymology of the Quechua language name Kasha Marka (Cajamarca dialect),
sometimes spelled Cashamarka or Qasamarka is uncertain. It may mean 'town of
thorns'.[7] Another theory suggests that it is a hybrid name that combines a
Quechua kasha 'cold' and the Quechua marca 'place'.[8][9] All sources agree that the word
has Quechua origin.[7][8]

Believed Ransom Room of Atahualpa.

The city and its surroundings have been occupied by several cultures for more than 2000
years. Traces of pre-Chavín cultures can be seen in nearby archaeological sites, such
as Cumbe Mayo and Kuntur Wasi.
Huacaloma is an archaeological site located 3.5 km southeast of the historic center of the
city of Cajamarca (currently in the middle of the Metropolitan Area of Cajamarca). Its
antiquity is calculated between 1500 and 1000 B.C., that is to say, it belongs to the Andean
Formative Period. It presents enclosures with bonfires, similar to those of La
Galgada and Kotosh, but with simpler design.[10] It was a ceremonial center where fire
rituals were performed.
The Cajamarca culture began flourishing as a culture during the first millennium A.D.[11]
The unbroken stylistic continuity (i.e., autonomy) of Cajamarca art from its inception around
200-100 B.C.E. up to the Spanish conquest is remarkable,[12] given the presence of
powerful neighbors and the series of imperial expansions that reached this area.[12] It is
known essentially only from its fine ceramics made with locally abundant white kaolin paste
fired at high temperatures (over 1,000 °C).
Cajamarca culture pottery has long been recognized as a prestige ware, given its
distinctiveness and wide, if sporadic, distribution. Initial Cajamarca ceramics (200 B.C.E. to
C.E. 200) are largely confined to the Cajamarca Basin. Early Cajamarca ceramics (c.E.
200-450) have more complex and diverse decorations and extensive distribution. They are
found in much of the North Highlands as well as in yunka zones on both the Amazonian
and Pacific sides of the Andes. In fact, at least one Early Cajamarca high-prestige burial
has been documented at the Moche site of San Jose de Moro (lower Jequetepeque), and a
set of imported kaolin spoons has been found at the site of Moche, the city capital of the
Southern Moche polity.[13]
Cajamarca ceramics achieved their greatest prestige and widest distribution during Middle
Cajamarca subphase B (c.E. 700-900), coinciding with Moche demise and dominance of
the Wari empire in Peru.[14] Middle Cajamarca prestige ceramics have been found at a great
deal of Wari sites, as far as southern-frontier Wari sites such as the city of Pikillacta located
in Cusco region.[15] Moreover, the construction of the north coastal settlement of Cerro
Chepen, a massive terraced mountain city-fortress in Moche territory is attributed to a
apparent joint effort between Wari and Cajamarca polities to ruler over this area of Peru.
In 2004 a large building erected in Cerro Chepen mountain was excavated, said structure
follows high-altitude Andean architectural models, which is tentatively interpreted as an
elite residential structure. Excavations have shown an unexpected association between
Late Moche domestic ceramics and fine ceramics from the Cajamarca mountains inside the
patios, galleries and rooms that make up the structure. The evidence recovered in this
building suggests the presence of highland officials in the heart of the Cerro Chepen
Monumental Sector.[16]
However, the rise of the Middle Sican state on the north coast around C.E. 900-1000 saw a
notable reduction in the distribution of Late Cajamarca ceramics back to the extent seen
during Moche Phase IV.[13]
Analysis of settlement patterns in the Cajamarca Valley shows a significant reduction in the
number of settlements during the Late Cajamarca phase (AD 850–1200). Scholars interpret
this reduction in the number of settlements as the result of population reduction and/or
dispersion, probably linked to the end of Wari influence in the region and the collapse of the
EIP/MH regional polity organized around the center of Coyor in the Cajamarca Valley.[17]
With the collapse of Wari influence in the Cajamarca region the number of settlements first
dropped, but then gradually increased by the Final Cajamarca phase (AD 1250–1532).
Cajamarca maintained its prestige, as shown by the influence its ceramics still had on the
coast. During the Final Cajamarca phase settlements like Guzmango Viejo or Tantarica in
the western slopes of the cordillera to the coast, as well as Santa Delia in the Cajamarca
Valley became particularly large (> 20ha). These centers have a larger number of clearly
distinguishable elite residential units as well as a greater number of fine ceramics than any
earlier sites. It is clear that they are top ranked settlements in the region. At least the
centers of the upper sections of the coastal valleys to the west probably benefited from
their strategic location in relation first to Sican and later to Chimu. Scholars interpret the
changes of the Final Cajamarca phase as evidence of a renewed prosperity and integration
of the region.[18]
During the period between 1463 and 1471, Ccapac Yupanqui and his nephew Tupac Inca
Yupanqui, both Apuskispay-kuna or Inca generals, conquered the city of Cajamarca and
brought it into the Tawantinsuyu or Inca Empire, at the time it was ruled by Tupac Inca
Yupanqui's father, Pachacutiq. Nevertheless, the city of Kasha Marka had already been
founded by other ethnic groups almost a century before its incorporation to the Inca empire,
approximately in the year 1320.
Although Ccapac Yupanqui conquered the city of Cajamarca, the supply line was poorly
made and controlled, as he traveled hastily to Cajamarca without building or conquering on
much of the journey from central Peru, Ccapac Yupanqui believed Inca army's supply line
of troops and supplies wasn't optimal and thus put at risk the Inca control over the newly
acquired city of Cajamarca. Ccapac Yupanqui left part of his troops garrisoned at
Cajamarca, and then he returned to Tawantinsuyu in order to ask for reinforcements and
conducted a more extensive campaign in the territories of central Peru, building a great
quantity of infrastructure (such as tambos, colcas, pukaras, etc.) along the Inca road. Incas
remodeled Cajamarca following Inca canons of architecture, however, not much of it has
survived since the Spanish did the same after conquering Cajamarca.
Colonial accounts tell of Cuismancu Kingdom, the historical counterpart of the Final
Cajamarca archaeological culture. According to the chroniclers, Cuismanco, Guzmango or
Kuismanku (modern Quechua spelling) was the political entity that ruled the Cajamarca
area before the arrival of the Incas and was incorporated into the Inca dominion.
The kingdom or domain of Cuismanco belongs to the last phase of the Cajamarca Tradition
and of all the nations of the northern mountains of Peru it was the one to achieve the
highest social, political and cultural development.[19]
Oral tradition records their title, Guzmango Capac — Guzmango being the name of the
ethnic group or polity, while Capac signified a divine ruler whose forefathers displayed a
special force, energy, and wisdom in ruling. By the time the Spaniards began to ask about
their history, the polity's residents (called Cajamarquinos today) could remember the names
of only two brothers who had served as Guzmango Capac under the Incas.
The first was called Concacax, who was followed by Cosatongo. After Concacax died, his
son, Chuptongo, was sent south to serve the emperor, Tupac Inca Yupanqui. There he
received an education at court and, as a young adult, became the tutor of one of Inca
Yupanqui's sons, Guayna Capac. Oral history records that "he gained great fame and
reputation in all the kingdom for his quality and admirable customs.” It was also said that
Guayna Capac respected Chuptongo as he would a father. Eventually, Tupac Inca
Yupanqui named Chuptongo a governor of the empire.
When Guayna Capac succeeded his father as Sapan Inka, Chuptongo accompanied the
new sovereign to Quito for the northern campaigns. After years of service, he asked
Guayna Capac to allow him to return to his native people. His wish was granted; and, as a
sign of his esteem, Guayna Capac made him a gift of one hundred women, one of the
highest rewards possible in the Inca empire. In this way, Chuptongo established his house
and lineage in the old town of Guzmango, fathered many children, and served as
paramount lord until his death.
The struggle for the throne between the two half brothers Huascar and Atahualpa, sons of
Guayna Capac, also divided the sons of Chuptongo. During the civil war that broke out
after Guayna Capac's death, Caruatongo, the oldest of Chuptongo's sons, sided with the
northern forces of Atahualpa, while another son, Caruarayco, allied with Huascar, ruler of
the south faction.
In 1532 Atahualpa defeated his brother Huáscar in a battle for the Inca throne in Quito (in
present-day Ecuador). On his way to Cusco to claim the throne with his army, he stopped
at Cajamarca.[20]:146–149
After arriving to Cajamarca, Francisco Pizarro receives news that Atahualpa is resting
in Pultumarca, a nearby hot springs complex, Pizarro soon sent some of representatives
under command of the young captain Hernando De Soto to invite the Inca to a feast.
After arriving at Atahualpa's camp, Hernando de Soto interviews with Atahualpa. The Inca
Emperor was seated on his gold throne or usnu, with two of his concubines on both sides
holding a veil that made only his silhouette recognizable. Atahualpa impressed by the
Spanish horses, asks Hernado de Soto to do an equestrian demonstration. In the final act
of his demonstration, Hernando De Soto rode on horseback directly up to Atahualpa to
intimidate him stopping at the last moment,[21] however Atahualpa did not move or change
his expression in the slightest.[22] Nevertheless some of Atahualpa's retainers drew back
and for it they were executed that day, after the Spanish committee returned to Cajamarca.
Atahualpa agreed to meet with Pizarro the next day, oblivious of the ploy Pizarro had
prepared for him. The following day, Atahualpa arrives in procession with his court and
soldiers, although unarmed, Spanish accounts tell of the splendor shown by Atahulpa's
display, in addition to musicians and dancers, indians covered the Inca road on which their
king would travel with hundreds of colorful flower petals, moreover, Atahualpa's retainers
marched unison without speaking a word.
Several noble leaders from conquered nations were also present, mostly local kuraka-kuna
from the towns nearby, however, the were also notable Tawantinsuyu's nobles among
them, there where the prominent rulers known as the "Lord of Cajamarca" and the "Lord of
Chicha", both descendants of kings and owners of huge accumulations of wealth and lands
in the Inca Empire, each one accompanied with its own sumptuous court, moreover, both
were carried on litters in the same manner of Atahualpa. The Lord of Chicha's court was so
opulent, even more than Atahualpa's, that the Spanish, most of them who did not meet
Atahualpa until then, at first thought the Lord of Chicha was the Inca Emperor.[23]
Pizarro his 168 soldiers met Atahualpa in the Cajamarca plaza after weeks of marching
from Piura. The Spanish Conquistadors and their Indian allies captured Atahualpa in
the Battle of Cajamarca, where they also massacred several thousand unarmed Inca
civilians and soldiers in an audacious surprise attack of cannon, cavalry, lances and
swords. The rest of the army of 40,000-80,000 (Conquistadors' estimates) was stationed
some kilometers away from Cajamarca in a large military camp, near the Inca resort town
of Pultamarca(currently known as "Baños del Inca"), with its thousands of tents as looking
from afar "like a very beautiful and well-ordered city, because everyone had his own tent".
Having taken Atahualpa captive, they held him in Cajamarca's main temple. Atahualpa
offered his captors a ransom for his freedom: a room filled with gold and silver (possibly the
place now known as El Cuarto del Rescate or "The Ransom Room"), within two months.
Although having complied with the offering, Atahualpa was brought to trial and executed by
the Spaniards. the Pizarros, Almagro, Candia, De Soto, Estete, and many others shared in
the ransom.
Caruatongo, the "Lord of Cajamarca", who was privileged enough to have been carried into
the plaza of Cajamarca on a litter, a sure sign of the Inca's favor, died there on November
16, 1532, when Francisco Pizarro and his followers ambushed and killed many of the
emperor's retainers and captured the Inca, Atahualpa. Although Caruatongo left an heir
(named Alonso Chuplingon, after his Christian baptism), his brother, Caruarayco,
succeeded him as headman following local customs. Pizarro himself recognized
Caruarayco and confirmed his right to assume the authority of his father. Caruarayco took
the name Felipe at his baptism, becoming the first Christian kuraka of Cajamarca. He
remained a steadfast ally of the Spaniards during his lifetime, helping to convince the lords
of the Chachapoyas people to submit to Spanish rule. Felipe Caruarayco was paramount
lord of the people of Guzmango, in the province of Cajamarca, under the authority of the
Spaniard, Melchior Verdugo. Pizarro had awarded Verdugo an encomienda in the region in
1 535. Documentation from that year described Felipe as the cacique principal of the
province of Cajamarca and lord of Chuquimango, one of seven large lineages or guarangas
(an administrative unit of one thousand households) that made up the polity. By 1543,
however, Felipe was old and sick. His son, don Melchior Caruarayco, whom he favored to
succeed him, was still too young to rule, so two relatives were designated as interim
governors or regents: don Diego Zublian and don Pedro Angasnapon. Zublian kept this
position until death in 1560, and then don Pedro appropriated for himself the title "cacique
principal of the seven guarangas of Cajamarca,” remaining in office until his death two
years later. After his death, the people of Cajamarca asked the corregidor, don Pedro
Juares de Illanez, to name don Melchior as their kuraka. After soliciting information from
community elders, Illanez named him "natural lord and cacique principal of the seven
guarangas of Cajamarca.” As the paramount Andean lord of Cajamarca, don Melchior was
responsible for the guaranga of Guzmango and two more parcialidades (lineages or other
groupings of a larger community): Colquemarca (later Espiritu Santo de Chuquimango) and
Malcaden (later San Lorenzo de Malcadan. This charge involved approximately five
thousand adult males, under various lesser caciques; and, counting their families, the total
population that he ruled approached fifty thousand. Most of these mountain people, who
lived dispersed in more than five hundred small settlements, subsisted by farming and by
herding llamas. Their tribute responsibilities included rotating labor service at the nearby
silver mines of Chilete. During one of his many long trips down from the highlands to visit
the nearest Spanish city, Trujillo, don Melchior was stricken by a serious illness. He
prudently dictated his last will and testament before the local Spanish notary, Juan de
Mata, on June 20, 1565. Coming as he did from a relatively remote area where very few
Spaniards resided, his will reflects traditional Andean conceptions of society and values
before they were fundamentally and forever changed. This is evident in the care he took to
list all of his retainers. He claimed ten potters in the place of Cajamarca, a mayordomo or
overseer from the parcialidad of Lord Santiago, a retainer from the parcialidad of don
Francisco Angasnapon, and a beekeeper who lived near a river. In the town of Chulaquys,
his followers included a lesser lord (mandoncillo) with jurisdiction over seven native
families. At the mines of Chilete, he listed twenty workers who served him. Don Melchior
also claimed six servants with no specific residence and at least twenty-four corn farmers
and twenty- two pages in the town of Contumasa. Nine different subjects cared for his chili
peppers and corn either in Cascas or near the town of Junba (now Santa Ana de Cimba?).
He also listed the towns of Gironbi and Guaento, whose inhabitants guarded his coca and
chili peppers; Cunchamalca, whose householders took care of his corn; and another town
called Churcan de Cayanbi. Finally, he mentioned two towns that he was disputing with a
native lord whose Christian name was don Pedro. In total, don Melchior claimed jurisdiction
over a minimum of 102 followers and six towns, including the two in dispute. This
preoccupation of don Melchior with listing all of his retainers shows how strong Andean
traditions remained in the Cajamarca region, even thirty years after the Spanish invasion.
Among the indigenous peoples, numbers of followers denoted tangible wealth and power.
An Andean chronicler, Felipe Guaman Poma de Ayala, wrote that lords "will gain rank if the
numbers [of their subjects] multiply according to the law of the dominion over Indians. And,
if their numbers decline, they too lose [status].” This concept of status was the same one
held in the Inca system. The hatun curaca or huno apo, lord of ten thousand households,
ranked higher than a guaranga curaca, the lord of one thousand. The latter dominated the
lord of one hundred Indians, a pachaca camachicoc, who in turn was superior to the
overseers (mandones and mandoncillos) with responsibility for as few as five households.
Don Melchior, as a chief of seven guarangas, had jurisdiction over other lesser lords, who
themselves ruled individual lineages.[24]
In 1986 the Organization of American States designated Cajamarca as a site of Historical
and Cultural Heritage of the Americas.[25]

Cajamarca is situated at 2750 m (8900 ft) above sea level on an inter-Andean valley
irrigated by three main rivers: Mashcon, San Lucas and Chonta; the former two join
together in this area to form the Cajamarca river.[26]

Partial view of Cajamarca from Santa Apolonia Hill


Street in Cajamarca

The style of ecclesiastical architecture in the city differs from other Peruvian cities due to
the geographic and climatic conditions. Cajamarca is further north with a milder climate; the
colonial builders used available stone rather than the clay of used in the coastal desert
Cajamarca has six Christian churches of Spanish colonial style: San Jose, La Recoleta, La
Immaculada Concepcion, San Antonio, the Cathedral and El Belen. Although all were built
in the seventeenth century, the latter three are the most outstanding due to their sculpted
facades and ornamentation.
The facades of these three churches were left unfinished, most likely due to lack of funds.
The façade of the Cathedral is the most elegantly decorated, to the extent that it was
completed. El Belen has a completed façade of the main building, but the tower is half
finished. The San Antonio church was left mostly incomplete.[27][28]
Church of Belen[edit]
This church consists of a single nave with no lateral chapels. Its facade is the most
complete of the three, as it was the first to be designed and built.[27][28]
Cathedral of Cajamarca[edit]
Originally designated to be a parish church, the cathedral took 80 years to construct (1682–
1762); the façade remains unfinished. The Cathedral shows how colonial Spanish influence
was introduced in the Incan territory.
Side Portals: The side portals are made of pilasters on corbels. It also bears the royal
escutcheon of Spain. The portal is considered to have a seventeenth-century character,
found in the rectangular emphasis of the design.
Plan: The plan of the cathedral is based on a basilica plan, (with a single apse, barrel vaults
in the nave, a transept and sanctuary), but the traditional dome over the crossing has been
Façade: The façade is noted for the detailing of its sculptures and the artistry in carving.
Decorative details include grapevines carved into the spiral columns of the cathedral, with
little birds pecking at the grapes. The frieze in the first story is composed of rectangular
blocks carved with leaves. The detail of the main portal extends to flower pots and cherubs’
heads next to pomegranates. "The façade of Cajamarca Cathedral is one of the remarkable
achievements of Latin American art."[27][28]
San Antonio[edit]
Construction began in 1699, with the original plans made by Matias Perez Palomino. This
church is similar in plan to the Cathedral, but the interiors are quite different. San Antonio is
a significantly larger structure and has incorporated the large dome over the crossing.
Features of the church include large cruciform piers with Doric pilasters, a plain cornice,
and stone carved window frames.
Façade: This façade is the most incomplete. While designed in a style similar to that of the
cathedral, it is a simplified version.[27][28]
Cajamarca has a subtropical highland climate (Cwb, in the Köppen climate classification)
which is characteristic of high elevations at tropical latitudes. This city presents a semi-dry,
temperate, semi-cold climate with presence of rainfall mostly on spring and summer (from
October to March) with little or no rainfall the rest of the year.

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr
21.5 21.1 20.9 21.3
Average high °C (°F)
(70.7) (70.0) (69.6) (70.3)
6.9 6.7 6.9 6.2
Average low °C (°F)
(44.4) (44.1) (44.4) (43.2)
83.9 96.4 110.3 80.3
Average rainfall mm (inches)
(3.30) (3.80) (4.34) (3.16)
Source: World M

Daily average temperatures have a great variation, being pleasant during the day but cold
during the night and dawn.[30] January is the warmest month, with an average maximum
temperature of 72 °F (22 °C) and an average minimum of 45 °F (7 °C). The coldest months
are June and July, both with an average maximum of 71 °F (21 °C) but with an average
minimum of 38 °F (3 °C).[31] Frosts may occur but are less frequent and less intense than in
the southern Peruvian Andes.[3]

In recent years, the city has experienced a high rate of immigration from other provinces in
the region and elsewhere in Peru, mainly due to the mining boom. This phenomenon has
caused the city's population to increase considerably, from an estimated 80,931 in 1981 to
an estimated 283,767 in 2014, an increase of almost three times the population for 33
years. Likewise, the city has recently entered into a conurbation process with the town
of Baños del Inca (which by 2014 has more than 20,000 inhabitants in the urban area) and
with some populated centers close to these cities. According to INEI, projections exist for
the urban conglomerate to reach 500,000 inhabitants by 2030.

Cajamarca is surrounded by a fertile valley, which makes this city an important center of
trade of agricultural goods. Its most renowned industry is that of dairy
products.[4][5] Yanacocha is an active gold mining site 45 km north of Cajamarca, which has
boosted the economy of the city since the 1990s.[32][33]

The only airport in Cajamarca is Armando Revoredo Airport located 3.26 km northeast of
the main square. Cajamarca is connected to other northern Peruvian cities by bus transport
The construction of a railway has been proposed to connect mining areas in the region to a
harbor in the Pacific Ocean.[34]

Cajamarca is home of one of the oldest high schools in Peru: San Ramon School, founded
in 1831.[35] Some of the largest, most important schools in the city include Marcelino
Champagnat School, Cristo Rey School, Santa Teresita School, and Juan XXIII School.
Cajamarca is also a centre of higher education in the northern Peruvian Andes. The city
hosts two local universities: Universidad Nacional de Cajamarca (National University of
Cajamarca), a public university, while Universidad Antonio Guillermo Urrelo is a private
one.[36]Five other universities have branches in Cajamarca: Universidad Antenor
Orrego,[37] Universidad San Pedro,[38] Universidad Alas Peruanas,[39] Universidad Los
Angeles de Chimbote[40] and Universidad Privada del Norte.[41]

Cajamarca is home to the annual celebration of Carnaval, a time when the locals celebrate
Carnival before the beginning of Lent. Carnival celebrations are full of parades,
autochthonous dances and other cultural activities. A local Carnival custom is to spill water
and/or some paint among friends or bypassers. During late January and early February this
turns into an all-out water war between men and women (mostly between the ages of 6 and
25) who use buckets of water and water balloons to douse members of the opposite sex.
Stores everywhere carry packs of water balloons during this time, and it is common to see
wet spots on the pavement and groups of young people on the streets looking for "targets".

Notable people from Cajamarca[edit]

 Carlos Castaneda: Anthropologist
 Lorenzo Iglesias: Independence hero.
 Mariano Ibérico Rodríguez: Philosopher.
 Rafael Hoyos Rubio: General.
 Fernando Silva Santisteban: Anthropologist.
 Andrés Zevallos de la Puente: Painter.
 Mario Urteaga Alvarado: Painter.
 José Alfonso Sánchez Urteaga (Camilo Blas): Painter, and member of the "Grupo
Norte" intellectual community of Peru.
 Amalia Puga de Losada: Writer and poetess.
 José Gálvez Egúsquiza: War hero from the "Combate del 2 de mayo".
 Toribio Casanova: Founder of the Cajamarca region.
 Aurelio Sousa y Matute: Politician who served as minister, deputy and senator.

See also[edit]
 Spanish conquest of the Inca Empire
 Yanacocha
 Yanantin

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