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Arequipa

(ärākē`pä), city (1993 pop. 713,206), alt. c.7,550 ft (2,300 m), capital of Arequipa dept., S Peru, on the Chili River. One of Peru's largest cities, it is the commercial center of S Peru and N Bolivia. Alpaca wool, the city's chief product, is graded, sorted, and shipped out through the port of MollendoMollendo
, town (1993 pop. 26,724), S Peru, a port on the Pacific Ocean. Mollendo exports wool and has industries producing cement, textiles, canned fish, and cheese. It is also a popular beach resort.
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. Founded in 1540 on the site of an Inca town, Arequipa stands on an oasis in an arid plain and grows crops for local consumption. In a region prone to earthquakes, the city was almost totally destroyed by one in 1868, but its lovely examples of Spanish colonial architecture were restored. The most recent major earthquake occurred in 2001. The light-colored building stone, sillar, has given Arequipa the name "white city." It has a university and several other institutions of higher education.

Arequipa

a city in S Peru, at an altitude of 2250 m (7500 ft.): founded in 1540 on the site of an Inca city. Pop.: 791 000 (2005 est.)
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President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski wrote on Twitter: "My condolences to the relatives of the victims of the transit accident in Arequipa.
Desde su fundacion, en 1540, Arequipa conto con Cabildo para su gobierno.
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El presente trabajo pretende analizar y explicar las actividades de una de las primeras y principales factorias americanas de los Cinco Gremios Mayores de Madrid, que funciono en la ciudad de Arequipa entre 1790 y 1820.
The vehicle had been travelling between Puno and Arequipa when it fell 262 feet off the road at a tight bend.
Most of those aboard the bus were mine workers headed from Orcopampa district to Arequipa, where they planned to take part in religious festivities leading up to Easter on Sunday.
Cabe destacar que en Arequipa se registra, en la actualidad, el descongelamiento de casquetes glaciales, como en el caso del nevado Coropuna, que ha perdido en los ultimos cincuenta anos mas de la mitad de su masa glacial.
Otra parte de la informacion esta basada en nuestros registros de campo que documentan su presencia en el departamento de Arequipa desde el ano 1999.
He went on to explain that as 'a well-fixed position with an observatory', Arequipa was used as the origin for time signals sent in the calculation of longitudes.
Jose Antonio de Benito, profesor de la universidad Catolica Sedes Sapientia, muestra su dimension sacerdotal desde el inicio de su vocacion hasta su labor como obispo de Arequipa.
Release date- 18072011 - ACCIONA Agua has been awarded a build-design- operate-maintain contract for the Escalerilla Wastewater Treatment Plant in Arequipa, Peru.
Approximately 80% of all cases in the south of the country occur within the region of Arequipa, though the disease has been reported in Tacna, Moquegua, Ayacucho, Ica, and Apurimac.