Chachapoyas (founded as San Juan de la Frontera de los Chachapoyas, on September 5, 15385) is a city located in northern Peru, capital of the province of Chachapoyas and the department of Amazonas. It stands on the eastern slope of the Andes mountain range, in a plain of the Utcubamba river basin, tributary of the Marañón river. The city has a population of 32,026 inhabitants according to data from the 2017 National Census.
The historic center of Chachapoyas, declared Cultural Patrimony of the Nation on November 12, 1988, stands out for its large houses with patio and gardens inside, and churches, as well as its “chachapoyano” style buildings.
The city is made up of the oldest neighborhoods such as La Laguna, Yance, Santo Domingo, Luya Urco, Higos Urco; as well as popular urbanizations: Pedro Castro Alva, San Carlos de Murcia, Lord of Miracles, October 16, etc.