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Tarapoto to Chimbote Bus
The route from Tarapoto to Chimbote is at a distance of 646 mi (1040 km) by land, and the travel takes about 20 hours. Civa is the transportation company that covers this destination, offering bus tickets from s/. 119 to s/. 153. Buses leave at 12:45 p.m. from the terminal of Av. Salverry, located in the outskirts of the urban area of Tarapoto. Their destination is one of the main roads of Chimbote city. The weather of Chimbote is desert and temperate, with maximum temperatures of 75 °F (24 °C) and minimum of 59 °F (15 °C).
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The city was founded in August the 20th 1782 by the Spanish bishop Baltazar Jaime Martinez de Compagnon y Bujanda.In the Suchiche lagoon there was abundant palm tree called Taraputus or barriguda, the name that the bishop took to found the city of Tarapoto.From September the 14th 1906 the city began to be part of the San Martin department, fact that has allowed a great tourist and commercial development.
It was the settlement city of different cultures as moche, wari, recuay, chimu and inca, in different historical periods. It’s believed that the name comes from the words “muchic, chin and pot”, that put together mean “closed port”. On the begining of the 20th century the district of Chimbote is created, later that the city had grown during the 19th century, due to the port and commercial activities. The already named Puerto Mayor reached the position of biggest production fishing port of the world on the middle of the 20th century. Even nowadays Chimbote stands out for being the seat of the fishing and iron and steel industries of Peru.