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Trujillo(tro͞ohē`yō), city (1993 pop. 256,744), capital of La Libertad dept., NW Peru, in a fertile oasis of the coastal desert. A thriving commercial and industrial center, Trujillo processes sugarcane and rice and produces textiles, leather goods, and food products. Founded in 1536, the city played a significant role in the struggle against Spanish rule. It declared its independence in 1820, served as provisional capital of Peru in 1825, and was the main headquarters for Simón BolívarBolívar, Simón
, 1783–1830, South American revolutionary who led independence wars in the present nations of Venezuela, Colombia, Panama, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia.
..... Click the link for more information. . Points of interest include the remains of a wall built in 1617 to defend against English pirates and the Univ. of La Libertad. The pre-Inca ruins of Chan ChanChan Chan
, ruins of an ancient city near Trujillo, N Peru. An early example of city planning, with a rectangular grid structure, it was probably begun in the period from A.D. 950 to 1400, and it is estimated that it may have contained as many as 200,000 people.
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Trujillo,town (1990 pop. 33,241), capital of Trujillo state, W Venezuela. It is an agricultural market for the corn, sugarcane, cacao, and tobacco of outlying regions. Trujillo was founded in 1578 and was sacked by French pirates in 1678. It was there in 1813 that Simón Bolívar proclaimed his "war to the death" against the Spanish.
Trujillo:see Santo DomingoSanto Domingo
, city (1993 pop. 1,609,966), S Dominican Republic, on the Caribbean Sea, at the mouth of the Ozama River. It is the country's capital, largest city, leading port, and primary commercial center. Founded Aug.
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a city in western Peru, on the Pan American Highway. Capital of the department of La Libertad. Population, 241,900 (1972). Trujillo’s industries produce food and condiments, pulp and paper, textiles, chemicals, leather, and tractors and motor vehicles. The city has a university and an archaeological museum. Copper is mined to the east of Trujillo.