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Trujillo to Chimbote Bus
The route from Trujillo to Chimbote is at a distance of 81 mi (130 km) and it takes about 2 hours on the highway. The transportation companies Oltursa and Linea cover this route, providing bus tickets from s/. 10 to s/. 65. The buses leave from the terminals located on the surroundings of the center of Trujillo in the schedule from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., destination to the terminals of Chimbote center. The climate of Chimbote is desert and mild, with temperatures that average maximums of 75 °F (24 °C) and minimums of 59 °F (15 °C).
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Trujillo was founded in 1534 by Diego de Almagro, under the name “Villa of Truxillo”. With the passing of time Trujillo would consolidate as one of the most important cities of the Peruvian viceroyalty, for being an administrative and commercial center, essential for the colonial system. During the independence period, Trujillo had a relevant role on Peru’s Independence, what gave the surname of “Ciudad Benemérita y Fidelísima a la Patria” (“Meritorious city and Faithful to the Homeland”). Besides that, it was the first city to break free from Spain. During the 19th century, and later that the Moche and Chicama valleys emerged as settlements of the sugar industry and the economy grew, new residents came to the city; mostly were european immigrants, what contributed to the development of a local esthetic, since the constructions took breathing from the neoclassical style.
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.