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The county of Cutervo is one of the thirteen counties that conform the Department of Cajamarca, under the administration of the regional Government of Cajamarca, in Peru. The capital of the county of Cutervo is the city of Cutervo, typical city of the mountain of Peru. The county of Cutervo is located 2,637 m.s.n.m, in the left margin of the river Cutervo; which pours their waters in the river Socota and through LLaucán Marañón flows toward the river.

The County of Cutervo limits for the This with the County of Chota and the county of Utcubamba (department of Amazons). For the North with the County of Jaén. For the South with the County of Chota. And for the West with the County of Ferreñafe (department of Lambayeque) and with the county of Chota.

Cutervo is of warm and humid climate. The climate in the riversides of Marañón is cold, dry in the heights of the mountain range and tempered in the valleys.


One of their tourist attractiveness is their rivers, among them we have to the River Cutervo, which is formed by the waters of the rivers Cullanmayo and Llangachis. He/she unites with the river Socota which Marañón ends to the river. River Chotano, is born in the chota county, but it crosses the territory of Cutervo which unites to the river Huancabamba-Chamaya to the north of the county of Cutervo. River Callayuc, it is formed by gulches that unite with the river clear saint. This river ends in Huancabamba-Chamaya in port corner. River San Martin, is formed for the gulches Sadamayo, Jet Blanco and Cedars. River May, it is formed by the gulches Bed, Pajonal and Drawers. When arriving at the port Malleta he/she unites to the river Marañón. River Choro, sesemboca directly in the river Marañón. River Huancabamba-Chamaya, goes by the districts of Callayuc, Santa Cruz, Pimpincos and Choros. River Marañón, skirts the east of the county of Cutervo. To him they unite all the rivers of the county of Cutervo. When uniting the river Marañón with the river Ucayali they end to the river Amazons; which is the mightiest in the world.


The National Park Cutervo (PNC) is the first natural area of this category settled down by the Peruvian State, the 8 of September of 1961. PNC is located in the district of San Andrés of Cutervo, in the county of the same name in the department of Cajamarca. He/she has an extension of 8214.23 hectares.

Their main attractiveness is the cave of Guácharos, located at a hour of walk from San Andrés' town. In this cave he/she inhabits the colony of kind of a bird called night guácharo and in the creek that travels these caverns the bagre of the caverns he/she lives. The Park also houses threatened species of wild fauna, as the jaguar, the tigrillo, the bear of glasses, the otter, the wild cat, the tapir of height, the pilco or quetzal of golden head and the cockerel of the rocks. The main objective of PNC is the protection of its flora and fauna, as well as the conservation of the scenic beauty of the Mountain range of the Jars.

The area is considered as high-priority area for the conservation of the biological diversity of Peru and I eat high-priority area for the conservation of mammals. It is to the south end of the tropical moors, protecting the nascent ones more high of the basin of Marañón in the Region Cajamarca.

In Cutervo it is from impenetrable forests of fog until Andean cold moors that in turn are the last conserved in the region of Cajamarca (besides being the habitat of the bear of glasses). Additionally, their presence allows to protect the nascent of the seven heads of basins, mainly in the Mountain range of Jars, fundamental for the conservation of the low areas.


Llipa is a place located close to the community of I Cover to the nor this of the city of Cutervo here, they are archaeological important remains, like testimony of the cultural development. PICTOGRAFÍA DE LLIPA Symbols full with messages magic religious, is samples of the old Cutervino that was developed approximately he/she makes but of 3 000 years to.In a rock of beveled court they are more than 200 paintings of red color representing animals, human and geometric figures. TORRES DE LLIPA is square and rectangular constructions of plant stone, with a corniza that cus four sides travels. These constructions resemble each other to Chullpas of Puno (Tiahuanuquense influences) they are of three floors and it measures 4.9m of high for 2.45 of wide in their base. The ngreso to them takes place separately, by means of two entrances, by means of one of them you consents to the sediment to earth flower and it is ascended at the same time to the upper floor, the other entrance takes to an underground enclosure. They were possibly places of adoration, surveillance, tambos or refuge places. In the base of the better conserved tower he/she is a drawing zoomorfo (feline behaving to a possible influence Chavín). At one hour on the way of this place in the Hill Colorado you encentran Pictografía of Llipa.


"PARATON" is a hill located in the District of Callayuc to between the 2500 and 3000 m.s.n.m., in him he/she is a constructions preincas, with platforms separated by gutters deep and numerous rectangular enclosures of figured stone, paved passages, perrons and walls from 50 to 100 m. of long for 2.40 m. of high (these constructions are hidden tán for the foliage of the area). Red Given Absalón in their book "a trip for the seas of the time", makes reference of the "Kingdom of Great Paratón", free territory that served from refuge to Apukay Yupanki, since it was forced to abandon Kosqo, because of serious discrepancies with the real hierarchy.


"The Church" is stone constructions in rectangular forms, with superimposed stone blocks that it presents engravings on high characters' of the time relief. These walls end up measuring up to 30 m. of long for 2.40m of wide. For the opposing vestiges he/she gives the appearance of having been a temple.

Tower of Rejopampa

It is to the suroriente, at two hours of the city of Cutervo. In the distance you can sight an impressive tower and at the same time a little strange because stone construída and wood is.

Grotto of Asunción and Grotto Blanca

Both cavities are part of oneself system. This place is known by the inhabitants as Cave or Grotto Blanca. It is one of the tourist most important places in the county of Cutervo.

Grotto or Cave of Ambulco

In the cavity he/she goes into it presents a block or group of stones forming mantels and columns of extraordinary figures.

The Grotto of Huichud

He/she has an extension approximately of 250 meters and 18m of height. Las Palmas of Huichud of they find to the northeast of the county of Cutervo where the community is dedicated to the agriculture and cattle raising. When arriving to the place one will be able to admire the beauty of the countrysides and of everything that offers us the nature.


Hill Pilco. It is located to the northwest of the district of Socota with an approximate of 1 hour and 45 minutes. It is a place recommended to carry out walks, trips, etc.

Forest of Stones. It is located in the plain of the hill Pilco, they are enormous blocks of rocks that have been erosionadas for external (rain, wind, animals) agents causing strangers figures.

Lagoon of Pilco. It is near the Forest of Stone, to the foot of a hill, with approximately 730 m2. This place is inhabited by several flora species and fauna. This lagoon gives origin to a small creek.

Waterfall of Pilco. It is to few minutes of the Forest of Stones and The Lagoon of Pilco, approximately he/she has a fall of 80m in three times, the impact that has the fall is perceptible at the distance.

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