Trujillo, Peru

Founded in 1534, Trujillo is arguably one of the most beautiful cities in Peru. Located 350 miles north of Lima, Trujillo is one of the most important economical centers of northern Peru, while it serves as an inland commercial and transportation center for the surrounding farming areas.

In the early 2000s, Peruvian residents of Salt Lake City, members of the Fraternidad Peruana de Utah and natives from Trujillo gathered to discuss the establishment of a Sister City relationship between Trujillo, Peru and Salt Lake City. A meeting was also held in Trujillo with representatives from the Chamber of Commerce, the municipal government, as well as leaders from the industries of education, business, art and tourism. The Mayor of Trujillo drafted a letter, presenting this to the committee, establishing Trujillo as a Friendship City in 2005. In 2015, Trujillo officially became a Sister City with Salt Lake. 

For additional information on the Trujillo relationship, please contact: Board Manager, Katie Matheson, at

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