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JEQUETEPEQUE


The District of Jequetepeque is one of the five districts of the County of Pacasmayo, located in the Department of The Freedom, belonging to the Region The Freedom, Peru.

The district of Jequetepeque is in the central western part of the County of Pacasmayo, in the left margin of the river Jequetepeque; in the fertile Valley of Jequetepeque, Department of The Freedom.

The city of Jequetepeque this located to the north of the Port of Pacasmayo, to 6,72 km. To an altitude of 15 msnm, it limits for the north with the district of Guadalupe; with San José's district, to the south; district of Pacasmayo, this; and with the Ocean Pacific to the west.

During the whole year the district of Jequetepeque has a dry and temperate climate. The stations of the year don't occur very marked, preponderantly two are noticed: winter and summer, there being small differences of temperature. In winter the temperature arrives from 20 to 24ºC and in summer from 30 at 35ºC. The half annual temperature is of approximately 22,5 ºC.

Their tourist main attractiveness are:

Plazuela of the Identity
It is located to the entrance of the city, in her some details of the culture moche can be observed, as well as the representative chalán and their horse in passing, welcoming to the visitors.

Square of Weapons
A beautiful expresiòn of the beauty. It shines in the center a pretty pileta of carved stone of three levels, in the low part some characters that identify to the works of this district, standing out a lady that pours in a pitcher dilutes crystalline, as inviting the visitor to take the famous one clear, liquor of the Inca, the same one that is distributed by four càntaros that pour in turn, the lìquido to a source of more size, giving an armonìa sensaciòn. It is one of the best sculptures in Perù. It works carried out by the sculptor Enrique Olivera in the year 2004.

Virgin Church of the Mercy
The Church of the town of Jequetepeque has a 169 year-old antiquity, it was Spanish Don Cristóbal of Reyes who built it in the year of 1805 and from then on it is worshipped in her to the Sacred Virgin of the Mercy that is affirmed according to the existent beliefs that he/she is sister of the Virgin from Guadalupe. The piles of blessed water are still conserved that were given by Don Valeriano of Cruz and their wife Doña Raymunda Zamora, they are built of figured brass.

Hill two heads
Located approximately to two kilometers of the town of Jequetepeque, in the one in route to the Spa of the Mouth of the River. This huaca is in pyramidal visible way from the Port of Pacasmayo. He/she is called "Two Heads" for that years behind a "Society of Searchers of treasures" made open up in her a great hole, from the summit that left in two, destroying that monument, because they didn't find the treasure that you/they supposed it should exist there and that also its superior part for action of the time has taken the aspect of two heads, separate one of another.

Source: http://es.wikipedia.org / wiki / Distrito_de_Jequetepeque



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