San Martín Region

department in northern Peru

San Martín is a region in northern Peru. Most of the region is in the upper part of the Peruvian Amazon rainforest. Its capital is Moyobamba and the largest city in the region is Tarapoto.

San Martín Region
Flag of San Martín Region
Flag
Official seal of San Martín Region
Seal
Location of the San Martín Region in Peru
Location of the San Martín Region in Peru
Coordinates: 7°12′S 76°48′W / 7.2°S 76.8°W / -7.2; -76.8Coordinates: 7°12′S 76°48′W / 7.2°S 76.8°W / -7.2; -76.8
CountryPeru
Subdivisions10 provinces and 77 districts
Largest cityTarapoto
CapitalMoyobamba
Government
 • GovernorPedro Bogarín Vargas
(2019–2022)
Area
 • Total51,253.31 km2 (19,789.01 sq mi)
Highest elevation
3,080 m (10,100 ft)
Lowest elevation
190 m (620 ft)
Population
 (2017)
 • Total813,381
 • Density16/km2 (41/sq mi)
UBIGEO
22
Dialing code042
ISO 3166 codePE-SAM
Principal resourcesCoffee, rice, yucca, cocoa, tobacco, cebu cattle.
Poverty rate62.4%
Percentage of Peru's GDP1.85%
Websitewww.regionsanmartin.gob.pe

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