COUNTY DE CONTUMAZA
The County of Contumazá is located in the Department from Cajamarca to 2860 m.s.n.m. to the south west of the region Cajamarca between the mighty rivers of Jequetepeque and Chicama, from the terminal of the coast until the heights of the western mountain, among the 7º10' and the 7º42' of the south latitude and the 78º37' and 79º32' of longitude west of the meridian of Greenwich.
The capital of the county is the city of Cotumazá.
Their limits are:
For the North: with San Gregorio, it Dilutes Blanca and San Miguel of San Miguel's County; San Bernandino of San Pablo and Magdalena of Cajamarca.
For the South: with Rázuri, Ascope and Chicama of the county of Ascope of the departamente of The Freedom.
For the East: with Asunción and Cospán of Cajamarca and you Crack County of Great Chimu - The Freedom
For the West: with Chepén, Guadalupe, San José and San Pedro of Lloc of the County of Pacasmayo of the department of The Freedom.
For the north part of the county the river travels Jequetepeque irrigating the fertile and wide valleys of Tembladera and Chilete
For the south part with the river Chicama that part of San Benito's district travels
ROADS OF ACCESS
To the city of Contumazá, capital of the County of the same name you arrives for two roads, a coming from Cajamarca or City of God entering for the right margin of the District from Chilete to 39 km of journey and the other one coming from Trujillo for you Chicama-Sausal-crack, of where in a journey of 38 km you arrives to this important city of the north.
TOURIST ATTRACTIVENESS OF THE COUNTY DE CONTUMAZA
RUINS DE TANTARICA
"Tantay-Ricuy": I almost siege time) The archaeological place of Tantarica is located in the hill of the same name, district of Tantarica, county of Contumazá. Their summit reaches a height of 3289 m.s.n.m. From Kuntur Wasi can be observed to the other side of the river Jequetepeque.
PAMPAS DE CASCABAMBA
Plain located to more than 3000 meters high where one has been projected it dams to store the water of the rains of the mountain range of How and Hill Chin Chin. It is covered with natural (hualte straw and flavor with anise) grass with bovine abundant livestock and auquénidos.
Located 4333 m.s.n.m., in the heights of Contumazá and to 33 Km. of this city, from where the valleys of Jequetepeque and Chicama are observed. The superb Well Kuan forms part of an area of lagoons and charmed hills among humid flagstones azulinas, skirted of ichu, mosses and líquenes that I lower pieces of transparent sky or among leaden clouds, it depicts its peaks sentries, to the compass of the bellow of the livestock of it fights that in it avoids symphony he/she mixes with the chords from the wind when blowing the pajonales; while the nostalgia arrives with the fog, resounding of the thunders and the fire of the lightnings, prelude of the storm with sound hailstorm of the raw and gelid winter.
In the pampas of Cocha, in a slight hill covered with heaths, there are archaeological remains of stone housings, platforms, platforms and a reservorio preincaico with their respective channel.
THE WELL OF COCHA
It is a water fountain located in the village of the same name; 150 m measures. of long for 60 m. of wide, with a depth of 3 m., he/she has accumulation of mud in the bottom, for what is not advisable for the swimming; the water is crystalline and cold, feeling in the place a temperature from 14º to 24º C.
In the hill of Polcot to 2 and 1/2 kilometers of the city, they meet the caves with remains preincaicos of paintings relating rupestres to atmospheric phenomena, in the surrounded rocks of natural bushes.
It grooves of the mount for where it lowers the river and they join and millennial trees that intersect with the Incan platforms and the fauna of birds and wild animals cohabit as well as the diversity of species "Sacred vegetable, called Forest", is to only half hour (10 Km.) of the city of Contumazá, by lorry.
HILL THE CALVARY
Reminiscent of our Lord Jesus Christ martyrdom, like Dr says. Fidel Zárate, Calvary preserves Contumaza of everything I bewitch and of all wrong, it is good as esparcimiento place to observe the city and its beautiful countryside.
Located to 8 Km. of the city of Contumazá, they were remains of ceramic rent and pictográficos of approximately an antiquity from 100 to 150 years, of black color.
HILL THE KETTLE
Located in the village from Shamon to 3 Km. of the city of Contumazá, they met platforms and remains dark ceramic color cinnamon with recordings of snakes.
Located in the head of the Well Chuño, it has pircas of figured stone, platforms, caves with ceramios remains prevailing the condor figures.
HILL THE SACRED SPIRIT
It is in the high part of the I am founded of Huangamarca, there are an enormous cave of ceramic remains and fossils.
IT DAMS OF THE BLIND COCKEREL
The famous one dams well-known as blind" "Cockerel, this located in the county of Yonán, in the contumaza county in cajamarca, one can have access for the highway that unites the coast with Cajamarca, in the kilometer 33.5 of the highway to Cajamarca.
IT DAMS OF THE BLIND COCKEREL
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