Governorate of New Toledo

Governorate of New Toledo
Gobernación de Nueva Toledo
1529–1542
Flag of New Toledo
Spanish map of the administrative division of New Castile and New Toledo made in 1535
Spanish map of the administrative division of New Castile and New Toledo made in 1535
StatusGovernorate of the Crown of Castile
CapitalCuzco (Claimed by Diego de Almagro)
Official languagesSpanish
Religion
Catholicism
GovernmentMonarchy
King 
• 1516–1556
Charles I
Governor 
• 1529–1538
Diego de Almagro
Historical eraSpanish Empire
1529
1542
CurrencyEscudo
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Inca Empire
Indigenous peoples of the Americas
Viceroyalty of Peru

The Governorate of New Toledo[1] was a Spanish Governorate of the Crown of Castile formed from the previous southern half of the Inca Empire, stretching south into present day central Chile, and east into present day central Brazil.

It was established by King Charles I of Spain in 1528. Diego de Almagro was the appointed Spanish royal governor.

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

Governorates in Hispanic America

After the territorial division of South America between Spain and Portugal, the Peruvian Hispanic administration was divided into six entities:

This territorial division set the basis for the Hispanic 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.

See also

References

  1. ^ Eyzaguirre, Jaime (1967). Breve historia de las fronteras de Chile. Editorial Universitaria.

Coordinates: 12°02′36″S 77°01′42″W / 12.04333°S 77.02833°W / -12.04333; -77.02833

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