Location of Jaén in the Cajamarca Region
|Founded||May 19, 1828|
|o Mayor||José Francisco Delgado Rivera|
|o Total||5,232.57 km2 (2,020.31 sq mi)|
|o Density||35/km2 (92/sq mi)|
The Jaén Province is one of the thirteen provinces in the Cajamarca Region of Peru. Geographically, the province has a mountainous terrain crisscrossed by the rivers of the Huancabamba-Chamaya Basin, which drain towards the Marañón River. Its weather is characterized by high temperatures all year long and heavy rains from October through March. Agriculture and husbandry absorb over half of the province workforce. rice and coffee are main crops.
The province is divided into twelve districts.