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The Cathedral o Jauja, the first in Peru (an Sooth Americae), wis ordered tae be built bi Francisco Pizarro.

Jauja is located in Peru
Location of Jauja in Peru
Coordinates: 11°46′30″S 75°30′00″W / 11.77500°S 75.50000°W / -11.77500; -75.50000
Kintra  Peru
Region Junín Region
Province Jauja Province
Establisht 25 Aprile 1534
Elevation 3,400 m (11,200 ft)
Population (2007)
 • Tot 16,424
Time zone PET (UTC-5)
Website jauja.info

Jauja (Quechua: Xauxa) is a ceety an the caipital o Jauja Province in Peru. It is situatit in the fertile Mantaro Glen, 45 kilometres (28 mi) tae the northwast o Huancayo (the caipital o Junín Region), at an altitude o 3,400 metres (11,200 ft). Its population accordin tae the 2007 census wis 16,424.

Jauja, which flourished for a short time, wis ance the caipital o Spainyie Peru, prior tae the foondin o Lima as the new caipital. It forms the popular expression pais de jauja, which literally means "kintra o Jauja", but figuratively means “niver niver laund o milk an honey”. The toun, wi a laid back ambiance an salubrious climate, haes narrae streets wi hooses paintit blue. Laguna de Paca lake is close tae the ceety.