Moyobamba is the capital city of the San Martín Region
in northern Peru. Called "Santiago of eight valleys of Moyobamba" or
"Maynas capital". There are 70,000 inhabitants, according to the 2009
census. Some 3,500 species of orchids are native to the area, which has led to
the city's nickname of The City of Orchids. The city is the capital of
both Moyobamba Province and Moyobamba District.
The name Moyobamba comes from the Quechua word
"muyupampa" meaning "circular plain".