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Piura

(pyo͞o`rä), city (1993 pop. 199,484), capital of Piura dept., NW Peru, in the irrigated Piura valley of the Peruvian coastal desert. It is the commercial center for the region's cotton, sugarcane, and rice crops. Textiles are its principal manufacture. San Miguel de Piura, the first settlement in Peru, was founded on the coast by Francisco PizarroPizarro, Francisco
, c.1476–1541, Spanish conquistador, conqueror of Peru. Born in Trujillo, he was an illegitimate son of a Spanish gentleman and as a child was an illiterate swineherd.
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 in 1532, but the site was unhealthful, and the settlement was moved to the present Piura. From there, in 1533, Sebastián de BenalcázarBenalcázar or Belalcázar, Sebastián de
, c.1479–1551, Spanish conquistador. After accompanying Columbus on his third voyage (1498), Benalcázar served in Darién and Nicaragua
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 set out on his conquest of Ecuador. Piura was severely damaged by an earthquake in 1912.

Piura

 

a city in northwestern Peru and capital of Piura Department. Population, 126,700(1972).

Situated on the Piura River and the Pan American Highway, Piura is linked with the port of Paita by railroad and highway; it has its own airport. An important cotton-trading center, it has cotton-textile and cotton-ginning enterprises, as well as oil mills and canneries. Piura was founded in 1532.

Piura

a city in NW Peru: the oldest colonial city in Peru, founded by Pizarro in 1532; commercial centre of an agricultural district. Pop.: 357 000 (2005 est.)
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Abel Salinas Rivas, after his recent visit to Piura where he coordinated strategic actions with regional authorities to reduce the incidence of cases and eradicate the Aedes Aegypti mosquito, transmitter of the illness.
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The local government of Piura has recognized the fishermen's heroic efforts.
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Una de las localidades donde se viene manejando fauna silvestre en el Peru es el Coto de Caza El Angolo (CCEA), especificamente en el sector Sauce Grande, donde se mantiene una poblacion de venado cola blanca (Odocoileus virginianus peruvianus) bajo la administracion del Club de Caza, Pesca y Turismo de Piura (CCPTP).
1) Facultad de Medicina Humana, Universidad Nacional de Piura, Piura, Peru.
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La profesora Cenara Castillo, de la Universidad de Piura (Peru), ha publicado recientemente en Peru, este libro con el fin de ofrecer un manual a los estudiantes universitarios que se dedican a las Ciencias Economicas y Empresariales, a las Ciencias de la Comunicacion y al Derecho.
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