Chiclayo (chēkläˈyō), city, capital of Lambayeque dept., NW Peru. On the coastal desert between the Andes and the Pacific, Chiclayo may go years at a time with no rainfall. However, by utilizing short Andean streams for irrigation, Chiclayo raises considerable sugarcane, some cotton, and a major part of the country's rice. A major commercial center of the Peruvian north, it is located on the Pan-American Highway and has road and rail connections to Eten and Pimentel.
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a city in northeastern Peru; the capital of Lambayeque Department. Located on the Pan-American Highway. Population, 189,700 (1972).
Chiclayo is connected by railroad with the ports of Pimentel and Puerto Eten. The city’s food-processing industries manufacture dry and condensed milk, sugar, and processed rice. The city also has leather and textile industries and enterprises for the production of building materials. It is the center of an agricultural region that produces rice and sugarcane. A university is located in Chiclayo.
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a city in NW Peru. Pop.: 434 000 (2005 est.)
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