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Chiclayo is a city on the northern coastal plain in Peru. It is 95 feet above sea level. The population is approximately 250,000. It is the capital of the Lambayeque region. Chiclayo was founded in 1560 as a rural Indian village by a Spanish priest. Until the 19th century, Chiclayo remained a small town in comparison to the nearby city of Lambayeque. However, the city of Chiclayo has since grown to become a major modern metropolis. In politics, a capital (also called capital city or political capital — although the latter phrase has an alternative meaning based on an alternative meaning of capital) is the principal city or town associated with its government. ... Lambayeque is a region in northwestern Peru, known for its rich Chimú and Moche historical past. ... Rural area in Dalarna, Sweden Sheep eating grass in rural Australia Rural areas are sparsely settled places away from the influence of large cities and towns. ... This page is about centuries as units of time. ... Lambayeque, Peru Lambayeque is a city in the Lambayeque region in northern Peru. ... A metropolis (in Greek metera = mother and polis = city/town) is a major city, which is an economical and cultural center for some country or larger region, and usually an important hub for international connections. ...

Downtown Chiclayo
Downtown Chiclayo

Since the city is located in a productive valley, there is strong agriculture, such as rice production, sugar cane and cotton. Until Peru's economic decline, the port of Pimentel Download high resolution version (2288x1712, 836 KB)This image (C) User:jimohagan, {{{2004}}}. Inquiries about this image, including inquiries about high resolution versions of this image, should be made via email by clicking here (http://en. ... Download high resolution version (2288x1712, 836 KB)This image (C) User:jimohagan, {{{2004}}}. Inquiries about this image, including inquiries about high resolution versions of this image, should be made via email by clicking here (http://en. ... Fljótsdalur in East-Iceland A valley is a landform, which can range from a few square miles (square kilometers) to hundreds or even thousands of square miles (square kilometers) in area. ... Binomial name Oryza sativa L. Rice (Oryza sativa) is a species of grass in the genus Oryza, native to tropical and subtropical southeastern Asia, where it grows in wetlands. ... Species Ref: ITIS 42058 as of 2004-05-05 Sugarcane is one of six species of a tall tropical southeast Asian grass (Family Poaceae) having stout fibrous jointed stalks whose sap at one time was the primary source of sugar. ... Picking cotton in Georgia Cotton is a soft fiber that grows around the seeds of the cotton plant, a shrub native to the tropical and subtropical regions of both the Old World and the New World. ... The word economy can refer to any of several things: The economy of the world — see world economy The economy of a country — see economics and economic system Economy is financial soundness or affordability. ... Seaport, a painting by Claude Lorrain, 1638 The Port of Wellington at night. ...

The Pier at Pimental
The Pier at Pimental

served as Chiclayo's main export line; sugar refined in Pomalca passed through Chiclayo by train and was exported to various desinations along the Pacific Rim. However, with the socialization of agriculture, and subsequent demise of the Peruvian economy, Chiclayo ceased to export by sea. Download high resolution version (2288x1712, 738 KB) This image is copyrighted. ... Download high resolution version (2288x1712, 738 KB) This image is copyrighted. ... Moder German Class 423 EMU trainsets meet each other There are various types of trains designed for particular purposes, see rail transport operations. ... Map of the Pacific Rim and List of the Pacific Rim Nations The USS Abraham Lincoln Battle Group along with ships from Australia, Chile, Japan, Canada, and Korea speed towards Honolulu in RIMPAC 2000. ...


Economic prosperity did not leave, however. With the construction of the Panamerican Highway, the city became a center for commerce, due to the fact that it has easy access to mountain passes that allow access to the jungle, as well as being close to the sugar cooperatives. The Pan-American Highway (Carretera Panamericana in Spanish) is a collective system of roads, approximately 16,000 miles (25,750 km) long, that nearly links the mainland nations of the Americas in a roughly unified stretch of highway. ... This article is about the business concept; Commerce is also the name of several places in the United States. ... Mount McKinley in Alaska has one of the largest visible base-to-summit elevation differences anywhere A mountain is a landform that extends above the surrounding terrain in a limited area. ... Jungle refers usually to a forest. ... Magnified view of refined sugar crystals. ...


Chiclayo is well known for its archaeological sites, such as Túcume, Batán Grande and Huaca Rajada. In 1987, in Huaca Rajada (more often referred to as Sipán), a Moche mausoleum was found. The most significant discovery was the tomb of the Señor de Sipán, who archaeologists have concluded was a royal ruler from over 1600 years ago. His clothes were adorned with jewels, gold, and silver, these artifacts can be seen in the Tumba Real, in Lambayeque. The amount of treasure found in the tomb rivals that found in the tomb of King Tut, as noted by the National Geographic Magazine, in their feature article. Chiclayo is also recognized as for its natural medicine, and for having some of the best cuisine in Peru, especially Ceviche. Monsefú was a center of events about. Importance and applicability Most of human history is not described by any written records. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... Moche pottery (Image © PROMPERU, used with permission) The Moche civilization (aka the Mochica culture, Early Chimu, Pre-Chimu, Proto-Chimu, etc. ... A mausoleum is a large and impressive tomb, usually constructed for a deceased leader. ... General Name, Symbol, Number gold, Au, 79 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 11, 6, d Appearance metallic yellow Atomic mass 196. ... General Name, Symbol, Number silver, Ag, 47 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 11, 5, d Appearance lustrous white metal Atomic mass 107. ... Artifacts from the tomb of Señor de Sipán are seen in this place. ... The name Lambayeque originates from Llampayec, an idol that was worshipped in northern Peru. ... Tutankhamun (alternate transcription Tutankhamen), named Tutankhaten early in his life, was Pharaoh of the Eighteenth dynasty of Egypt (1334 BC/1333 BC - 1323 BC), during the period known as the New Kingdom. ... The National Geographic Society was founded in the USA on January 27, 1888, by 33 men interested in organizing a society for the increase and diffusion of geographical knowledge. ... Peruvian ceviche Ceviche (or cebiche, from Quechua siwichi) is the national dish of Peru. ... Monsefú is a town in the north of Peru. ...


External links

  • The Lord of Sipan, "King Tutankhamen of the Americas" by Antonio Gutierrez from "Geometry Step by Step from the Land of the Incas"

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Chiclayo - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (355 words)
Chiclayo is a city on the northern coastal plain in Peru.
Chiclayo was founded in 1560 as a rural Indian village by a Spanish priest.
However, with the socialization of agriculture, and subsequent demise of the Peruvian economy, Chiclayo ceased to export by sea.
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