Trujillo, is a city in northwestern Peru, is the capital of La Libertad Region. It is located on the banks of the Moche River, near its mouth at the Pacific Ocean, in the Valley of Moche of great cultural hegemony with Moche and Chimu cultures at its respective time. It is the central core of the second most populous metropolitan area of Peru and most populated city of the North macroregion of the country. In the Historic Centre of Trujillo on December 29, 1820 was proclaimed the Independence of Trujillo and the city was honored in 1822 by the congress of republic with the title 'Meritorious City and Faithful to the Fatherland', for its role in the fight for independence. Trujillo is the birthplace of Peru's judiciary, and it was twice designated as the capital of the country. It was the scene of the Revolution of Trujillo in 1932.
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