Cajamarca Facts and Map

Area or Surface: 34,023 KM²

Main Resources: potatoes, corn, wheat, barley, coffee and cattle

Population: 20 million inhabitants in Peru; 1.5 million inhabitants in the Cajamarca province; 300,000 in the greater city of Cajamarca

Number of Provinces and Districts: 13 provinces and 128 districts

Typical Foods: cuye with potatoes, humitas, sweet desserts like manjar blanco

Fauna: oso de anteojos, birds like guacharo, cocks of the rocks, black-head turkey buzzard and black turkey hen, anteater, wild rabbit, deer

Flora: palm trees, walnut trees, reddish alder, orchids and ferns

Weather: The average temperature is 14° C (57° F). The rainy season is from December to March