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Description

Trujillo is a coastal city located in the northwestern region of Peru. The city is located on the Moche River and is near the Pacific Ocean. Although the area is largely metropolitan, it includes residential areas and a business district. The region is largely Catholic, but many other Christian faiths are flourishing in the area.

“The City of Everlasting Spring” is known for its coveted weather year-round. The climate is warm and sunny throughout the year, and there are low amounts of rainfall. Because the region is coastal, there is a “seabreeze effect” and the city is cool and pleasant during the night.

Tourism is popular in the region due to the ancient cultures that once existed in the area. Many artifacts and ruins have been found here, and people come from all over the world to see the “City of the Moon,” due to the fact that the ancient civilizations here worshipped the moon.

 Snapshot of Peru – Spanish is the official language of Peru, though Quechua and Aymara are co-official in some regions of the country. About 80% of Peru’s population is Catholic, with another 12% being Evangelical. Many Peruvian towns have their own unique festivals and celebrations, featuring music, dance, and special meals. Marinera dancing is a popular feature of many of these festivities. Folk instruments such as the charango, cajón, and zampoña are popular, though modern styles such as rock and cumbia are also popular. Soccer is Peru’s most popular sport, though volleyball is also somewhat popular. Peruvian cuisine varies from region to region, though the staples of meat (beef, pork, and chicken), rice, corn, chili peppers, and potatoes are common ingredients in meals throughout the country. Some popular dishes include lomo saltado (fried meat served with french fries, rice, and onions), anticuchos (barbecued cow heart), and ceviche (raw fish in citrus juice and served with chili peppers). A modified version of Chinese food, known as Chifa, is also popular.

Food

Peruvian cuisine varies from region to region, though the staples of meat (beef, pork, and chicken), rice, corn, chili peppers, and potatoes are common ingredients in meals throughout the country. Some popular dishes include lomo saltado (fried meat served with french fries, rice, and onions), anticuchos (barbecued cow heart), and ceviche (raw fish in citrus juice and served with chili peppers). A modified version of Chinese food, known as Chifa, is also popular.

Transportation

Many residents of metropolitan areas travel by bus. In fact, Trujillo is currently working on upgrading its public transit system, including improvements and additions to bus stations, safer and more effective cycling lanes and a light rail system.

Safety

Trujillo was recently selected as part of a pilot project from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) for “Emerging and Sustainable Cities.” As part of the project, Trujillo will work with IDB to improve public safety as well as transportation throughout the region.

Customs

Many Peruvian towns have their own unique festivals and celebrations, featuring music, dance, and special meals. Marinera dancing is a popular feature of many of these festivities. Folk instruments such as the charango, cajón, and zampoña are popular, though modern styles such as rock and cumbia are also popular. Soccer is Peru’s most popular sport, though volleyball is also somewhat popular.

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Peru
President Dennis K. Marler

Avenida Larco 849, Piso 3
Urb. La Merced
Trujillo
La Libertad
Peru

Spanish
Approximately 920,000
Catholicism, Evangelical Christianity
Trujillo is known as “The City of Eternal Spring” due to its mild, coastal climate with warm temperatures year-round. There are low amounts of rainfall.
Trujillo, Laredo, San Valentin, Moche