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Bagua Grande is a town in northern Peru, capital of Utcubamba Province, in the region Amazonas. It has an estimated 42,396 inhabitants, having changed from a rural to an urban area after experiencing lots of immigration in the 1960s. It is called by their inhabitants Corazón de Amazonas (Spanish: "Heart of Amazonas").[2]

Bagua Grande
Village
Main plaza of Bagua Grande
Main plaza of Bagua Grande
Flag of Bagua Grande
Flag
Official seal of Bagua Grande
Seal
Nickname(s): 
"Corazón de Amazonas" (Heart of Amazonas)
Bagua Grande is located in Peru
Bagua Grande
Bagua Grande
Coordinates: 5°45′26″S 78°26′43″W / 5.75722°S 78.44528°W / -5.75722; -78.44528Coordinates: 5°45′26″S 78°26′43″W / 5.75722°S 78.44528°W / -5.75722; -78.44528
Country Peru
RegionAmazonas
ProvinceUtcubamba
DistrictBagua Grande
Government
 • MayorHidelfonso Guevara Honores
Elevation
440 m (1,440 ft)
Population
 • Estimate 
(2015)[1]
42,396
Time zoneUTC-5 (PET)
Websitewww.muniutcubamba

ClimateEdit

The urban area is located on a hillside by the river Utcubamba, now merged with Cajaruro District, is very warm, fertile and rain for most of the year.

EconomyEdit

The economy is based on trade and agricultural production, especially of very high quality rice, corn and coffee, trade is active with the cities of Chiclayo, Jaén and the neighboring department of San Martín. It has minor industries, of hulled and rice mills and bottling carbonated water.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Perú: Población estimada al 30 de junio y tasa de crecimiento de las ciudades capitales, por departamento, 2011 y 2015. Perú: Estimaciones y proyecciones de población total por sexo de las principales ciudades, 2012-2015 (Report). Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informática. March 2012. Retrieved 2015-06-03.
  2. ^ ABAD ALVARADO, Julio César. “Bagua Grande, Bendita Tierra”. Chiclayo. 2004. pg. 21
  3. ^ RUIZ PAREDES, Carlos A. “Utcubamba Tierra Querida”. Alas Peruanas. pg. 30- 32.

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