LOCATION, EXTENSION AND POPULATION: The department of Lambayeque is located in the north western region in Perú. With an extension of 13, 736 km², it limits to the north with Piura, to the south with La Libertad and to the west with the Pacific Ocean. Since only a small extension of its territory is in the Sierra, it is considered the most typically coastal department in the country.It has a population of almost 1'000,000 people.
The capital is Chiclayo, which has a pleasant climate with an annual average temperature of 22.3ºC, rising up to 32ºC during the summer.
ATTRACTIONS IN THE CAPITAL OF FRIENDSHIP: Main Square.Lambayeque. Bruning Museum. Eten and Pimentel, ports with beautiful and beaches.Señor de Sipán. Lambayeque. Ferreñafe.Sipán.It is worldly known for the excavations in Huaca Rajada where the Lord of Sipán was found.The tomb holds golden,silver and copper ornaments, Pirámides de Túcume.
TYPICAL DISHES AND BEVERAGES :Chiclayo,is considered the land of good eating and drinking. The local people say an attractive table has to have two kinds of dishes: piqueos (light snacks, strongly seasoned and hot) and nudos (the main courses).Among the first are, chinguiriro, cebiches, chirimpisco, panquitas, cesinas, and humitas, all with boiled yucca and mote. Among the second, arroz con pato a la chiclayana, seco de cabrito, aguaditos, espesado, pepián de pavo and tortilla de raya.
To drink, the chicha de jora or kollonque.