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About Chanchamayo



Chanchamayo is a province in northern Junín Region, in central Peru.

The province's name derives from the Chanchamayo River, whose source is in the Andean Sierra and flows northwards becoming the Perené River.

The province has an estimated population of 142,127, half of whom live in the provincial capital, La Merced. Another important town in the province is San Ramón.

The Chanchamayo province is famous for citrus production and quality coffee growing