In on outstanding fact that Jauja was the first capital of Peru.
This here's a story that happened back when the battle of Cajamarca, Francisco Pizarro was thinking that Jauja was a good place for represent peruvians independence.
After that, the Spanish had sealed the conquest of Peru by taking Cuzco in 1533, Spanisg conqueror Francisco Pizarro established Jauja as Peru's provisional capital in april 1534.
When the decision was made in 1535 to move the capital to Lima to take advantage of proximity to the port (Callao), Lima began to overshadow Jauja's importance.
Later Huancayo, increased in importance and surpassed Jauja as a commercial centre. Between 1742 and 1756, Juan Santos Atahuala led an uprising in the mountains of Jauja, one of many revolts that would occur in Peru over the years. The first mayor of Jauja was Don Arias Villalobos
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