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.
Trujillo is considered the "cradle of liberty and cradle of the judiciary in Peru." Judges in Trujillo took their historic responsibility to ensure the weapons of law: freedom and rights of the people freed from political and military power, normative and ideological of state Spanish The city is also considered the cradle of liberty and cradle of the judiciary in Peru.
This is a list of cities in Peru by population. A city is displayed in Bold if it is a capital city of a region. For metropolitan areas see List of metropolitan areas of Peru.
Trujillo Province is one of twelve provinces in the region La Libertad in Peru.