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COUNTY OF SAN MARKS


Location

San Marcos' county is in the department of Cajamarca. Lima for the south with the county of Cajabamba, for the north with the county of Celendín, for the east and west with the department of The Freedom.

Territorial extension

San Marcos' county occupies a surface of 1356.16 km2 that is equal to the one 4.11% of the department.

Capital

The capital of the county is San Marcos' town.

Population

San Marcos' county has a population 51,031 inhabitants (INEI 2007), of which 11,641 belong at the urban area and 39,310 to the rural area.

Geography

San Marcos' county embraces a surface of 1362.32 Km2 and the dear population at the 2006 belong to 60,00 inhabitants.

Districts: San Marcos' County, with their capital San Marcos' city, it is conformed by seven districts:

José Sabogal, with their capital Venice.
José Manuel Quiroz, with their capital: Shirac.
Gregorio Whistles with his capital: Paucamarca.
Eduardo Villanueva with their capital: The Grass
Chancay, with their capital: Chancay
Ichocán with their capital: Ichocán.
Pedro Gálvez with their capital: San Marco

Area, altitudes and climates:

The highest picks in our county are:

. Tandayoc to 4156 msnm
. The Coal and Quishuar to 4070 msnm
. Coriorco, Putaca, Chiporco, Carhuaquero, Vizcahca, Melgas, Black Lagoon, Colesmayo, Pauca, Huarinsahua, in José's districts Sabogal and Gregorio Whistles, between 3950 and 4050 msnm. Chimboyoc, to 3850 msnm

San Marcos' more representative hills are: Pogog (3300 msnm), Chiclayito (2400 msnm) and Campanorco (2550 msnm); these surround to the capital of the County.

San Marcos has ecological varied floors, because the nature offers us valleys from 1000 msnm in the intersection of the River Miriles with the River Marañón, waters below of the valley Llashtén beside Marañón, up to 4156 msnm in the hill Tandayoc, hence San Marcos is priced of having products of warm, temperate climates, colds and very cold, as well as he offers us natural varied landscapes.

The lowest towns beside the River Marañón from the intersection with the River Crisnejas is: Tingo to 1500 msnm, Canal, Raft, Montevideo and Llashtén (Yantén in the Geographical Letter), waters below the population is not located in the valley due to the uneven geography of the place until the intersection with the River Miriles.

TOURIST ATTRACTIVENESS OF THE COUNTY OF SAN MARKS

SAN MARKS

Denominated "Barn of the North", it is located to 68 Km of Cajamarca, it is the last county created in the Department of Cajamarca. It was created by Law Nº 23508 of December 10 of 1982. He/she understands Gregorio's districts it Whistles, José Sabogal, José Manuel Quiroz, Ichocán, Eduardo Villanueva and Chancay.

San Marcos' town was founded as reduction of Indians the same as other towns, possibly among the years 1565 and 1566 according to W. Espinoza. As for their archaeology they are numerous the left evidences that they need scientific more attention. Taken a bath by the rivers Huayobamba and Cascasén, they make him to have a pleasant climate and a fertile countryside.

YOU DILUTE HOT

It is located to the height of the Bridge Crisnejas, in the route San Marcos-Cajabamba, their thermal waters are healing and healthy, it has restaurant services and lodging.

HANGING BRIDGE DE EDELMIRA

He/she has a longitude of 165 mts.of long, it is one of the hanging longest bridges that exist in the Region.

SANCTUARY THE MIRACLE

It is located in the front part of the Hill The Miracle, carved relief on high, it is said that he/she appeared in this place, it is worshipped by diverse communities aledañas, the high relief this colored one to colors, giving him/her more relief. August 05 take place a party in homage to this engraving in stone.

WATERFALL DE HUAYANAY

This fall of waters this located in C.P.M Huayanay, small town located to 45 minutes of San Marcos (in mobility), in the route to José Sabogal

BOTANICAL GARDEN OF SAN MARKS

It is located toward San Marcos' exit with address to Cajabamba, one can observe a variety of plants Cactáceas and ornamental; varieties of flowers of diverse colors, as well as fish

PARTY OF SAN ISIDRO FARMER

Religious typical festivity in honor to San Isidro Farmer, takes place the days Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the third week of the month of May, showing up the Dance of the Devils, at the moment mixed, from the day Friday in the afternoon until the day Sunday in the night, this dance congregates the population that surrounds the dancers in each corner of the Square of Weapons to enjoy its dance. On Sunday at noon is carried out the procession, with the accompaniment of dancers and parishioners.

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