"Your Guide to the Inca Empire"
About Peru History

Yurimaguas Peru

Yurimaguas


The District of Yurimaguas Peru, is located in the Huallaga River drainage system. It has an area of 2.684 km2 with an estimated population of 61.968 inhabitants (2005). Yurimaguas is the first district in economic importance of the province of Upper Amazon.



According to tradition, Yurimaguas comes from the fusion of the Indians Yuris with Omaguas. The Yuris inhabited the region next to one end of the rivers Acre, Purus and Yurúa. The Omaguas consisted of several groups in the region between the rivers Tunguruas and Apuren. Both territories belong to Brazil in present-days.

By the year 1710, the Jesuit Father Jose Jimenez appears , who met with the tribe formed by Yuris-Omaguas, with them he began his work of catechesis. He built the first church and endowed it with bells and an image of Nuestra Señora de Las Nieves.

Plaza de Armas de Yurimaguas


Just when the Independence of Peru around 1827 happened, emigration towards Yurimaguas started. With this population influx, the city began to grow and it has always been known as "Historical Capital of the Peruvian Amazon," and "La Perla del Huallaga" for its natural beauty. The type of economy in these areas is mainly human consumption, and its main activities include hunting, fishing and pick up of native fruits. They also plant species such as banana and rice, corn and beans that indigenous communities have incorporated into their diet since a few decades ago.

Oil boat ported in La Boca, Yurimaguas


Yurimaguas Peru, in the province of Alto Amazonas, Loreto, is a city of great natural attractions and invites you to enjoy the traditional drinks, food, dance, crafts and all the high Peruvian jungle has to offer. The Province of Alto Amazonas features 40.506 indigenous inhabitants, distributed in 243 communities and classified into 11 ethnic groups, the percentage representation of the indigenous population is the largest in the Region of Loreto with 48%.



Related Information

Yurimaguas Peru
The District of Yurimaguas Peru, is located in the Huallaga River drainage system. It has an area of 2.684 km2 with an estimated population of 61.968 inhabitants (2005). Yurimaguas is the first district in economic importance of the province of Upper Amazon.



Go from Yurimaguas Peru to Loreto









About Peru History, "Your Guide to the Inca Empire"

Inca Peru History and Travel

| Homepage | Overview | Machu Picchu | Andes | Colca Canyon | Independence | Inca Civilization | Inca Art | Nazca Lines | Lake Titicaca | Marcahuasi | Manu | Paracas | Amazonas | Kuelap | Investment | Facts | News | Earthquakes | Geography | Climate | Christmas | Travel | Food | UFO | Lima | Cusco | Cajamarca | Puno | Arequipa | Huancayo | Huanuco | Loreto | Rivers | Must See | Coastline | Ayahuasca | What´s new | My Passion | Contact me |

Copyright© about-peru-history.com 2008 - 2014

Link to us | Privacy Policy | Terms and Conditions | World Travel Guides


ADD TO YOUR SOCIAL BOOKMARKS: add to BlinkBlink add to Del.icio.usDel.icio.us add to DiggDigg
add to FurlFurl add to GoogleGoogle add to SimpySimpy add to SpurlSpurl Bookmark at TechnoratiTechnorati add to YahooY! MyWeb