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Governorate of New Toledo

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Governorate of New Toledo

Governorship of New Toledo
Gobernación de Nueva Toledo
Colony of Pizarro



Cross of Burgundy

Spanish map of the administrative division of New Castile and New Toledo made in 1535
Capital Cuzco (Claimed by Diego de Almagro)
Languages Official: Spanish (de facto)
Religion Roman Catholicism
Government Monarchy
 •  1516-1556 Charles I
 •  1529 - 1538 Diego de Almagro
Historical era Spanish Empire
 •  Capitulation of Toledo 1529
 •  Appointment of Blasco Nunez Vela as Viceroy of Peru 1542
Currency Peso

The Governorate of New Toledo was formed from the previous southern half of the Inca empire, stretching south into present day central Chile, and east into present day central Brazil.

Established by King Charles I of Spain in 1528. Diego de Almagro was the appointed Spanish colonial governor.

It was replaced by the Spanish Viceroyalty of Peru in 1542.

Governorates in Peruvian region

After the first territorial division of South America between Spain and Portugal, the Peruvian colonial administration was divided into four entities:

This territorial division set the basis for the colonial administration of South America for several decades. It was formally dissolved in 1544, when King Charles I sent his personal envoy, Blasco Núñez Vela, to govern the newly founded Viceroyalty of Peru that replaced the governorates.

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