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DISTRICT DE CHOCOPE


Chocope is one of the eight districts of the County of Ascope, it is located in the center of the Valley Chicama, of there the very well-known expression for own and strange: CITY HEART OF THE VALLEY CHICAMA.

It is to 34 km of distance of Trujillo's City, to arrive to her it is used as communication road the Pan-American North, the same one that crosses to the valley, amid a sea of big fields sowed with cane of sugar. This communication road crosses the towns of Chicama, Chocope and Paiján, and for a side to the populated centers of Chiclin, Sintuco, Careaga, Butterfly Leiva, Chuin and The Sand.

Some History

Once founded Trujillo's city, distributed the urban lots to their first Spanish neighbors, it was distributed the lands and the Indians to the agents.

To Blackberry's Spanish Diego I play him/her the Valley Chicama, the Valley of Chimo and the Port of Huanchaco. This took place in March of 1535.

Diego of Blackberry arrival to the Voucher Chicama, that same year, and as soon as he/she made it I install the first trapiche of milling cane, as well as in cultivating it in their denominated country property Trapiche of Chicama, of 133 extension fanegadas, worked by 29 black slaves that produced 1200 you enrapture annual of sugar.

Three years later, April 29 1538, when realizing the generosity of these lands, I found the city of Chocope, with "San Pedro's name and San Pablo of Chocope."

During the colony the life of Chocope reflected inside a fortunate mark; because, the character of their residents was raised by an acendrado religious spirit.

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