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Peru: San Martin department

Location: Northeast high jungle. 

Extensión: 51 253 km2 

Capital: Moyobamba (874 masl) 

Altitude: 

- Minimum: 190 masl (Pelejo) 

- Maximum: 3080 masl (Agua Blanca)

 

The territory of the department of San Martin is characterized by its diversity. The western side, it borders on the oriental edge of the Andean plateau and a rough relief presents. It has wide valleys and also the continuation of the Blue Mountain chain, with few elevation(increase). Finally, a small zone of jungle goes down with areas of floodlands and slightly rough forest.

 

Tarapoto

Tarapoto, a city founded in 1782 by the Bishop of Trujillo at the time, Baltazar Martínez de Compañón, is one of the most bustling cities in the department of San Martín.

 

Moyobamba

Moyobamba, capital of the department of San Martín, dubbed the City of Orchids, was the first city founded in the Peruvian jungle, shortly after the Spanish Conquest.

 

Nature

Orchids

 

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