La Libertad is a region in northwestern Peru. Formerly it was known as the 'Department of La Libertad", a political division that generally corresponds to a state in the United States of America. It is bordered by the Lambayeque, Cajamarca and Amazonas regions on the north, the San Martín Region on the east, the Ancash and Huánuco regions on the south and the Pacific Ocean on the west. Its capital is Trujillo, which is the nation's third biggest city. The region's main port is Salaverry, one of Peru's largest ports an adjunct of Trujillo,. The name of the region is Spanish for freedom or liberty.