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Trip Planner South America  /  Peru  /  San Martin Region  /  Lamas
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Lamas is the capital of the Lamas Province, situated in the San Martín Region of northern Peru. There are 16 871 inhabitants, according to the 2007 census. In 2005 a deep earthquake shake Lamas, killed 5 people, 174 injured and hundreds homeless.HistoryLamas registers in their history to have been conquered twice. The first one was for those Pocras and the group of those Hanan Chancas who when being defeated supposedly in the battle of Yahuarpampa for the troops of the Inca Pachacútec in 1438 and conquered their territories natives like Ayacucho, they abandoned their territory and they went into the forest going by several towns or family clans disseminated by these areas to those who subjected with easiness. In their trajectory they found a favorable area to be located, the hill where today the city is located of Lamas, which was inhabited by one of the primitive groups of the area. The general Ankoallo, leader of the hardened ones Pocras it is considered as ethnic founder of the town of Lamas that later on it was capital of the community.
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