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Piura is a coastal region in northwestern Peru. "Piura" is derived from the Quechua word pirhua, whose approximate meaning is "supply base", as the area was used by the Incas as a stop to get provisions during their conquest of the area's original inhabitants. Known for its warm tropical and dry or semi-tropical beaches, exquisite food and hospitable people; the region's capital is Piura and its largest port cities, Paita and Talara, are also among the most important in Peru. Ongoing events • Abramoff-Reed gambling scandal • Al Jazeera bombing memo • Avian influenza (H5N1) outbreak • Black sites scandal • Conservative leadership race (UK) • Fuel prices • Irans nuclear program • Jilin chemical plant explosions • Kashmir earthquake • Malawi food crisis • Malaysian prisoner abuse scandal • New Delhi bombings investigation • Niger food crisis • North Indian cyclone... A coastal beach in the Philippines. ... Quechua (Runasimi in Quechua; Runa, People + Simi, speech, literally mouth) is a Native American language of South America. ... For other meanings of Inca, see Inca (disambiguation). ... The tropics are the geographic region of the Earth centered on the equator and limited in latitude by the two tropics: the Tropic of Cancer in the north and the Tropic of Capricorn in the southern hemisphere. ... Piura: Plaza de Armas Piura is a city in northwestern Peru. ... Paita (or: Payta) is the name of a provincial department in northwestern Peru, as well as the name of a leading seaport (in the 16th century: San Francisco de la Buena Esperanza) in that department, 640 km northwest of the countrys capital Lima and 90 km northwest of the... Talara is a city in the Talara Province and Piura Region of northwestern Peru. ...


As part of the ongoing decentralization process in Peru, a referendum will be held on October 30, 2005 to decide whether the region will merge with the current regions of Lambayeque and Tumbes to create the new Northern Region (Spanish: Región Norte). Decentralization in Peru has long been a major issue in the government agenda. ... A referendum (plural: referendums or referenda) or plebiscite is a direct vote in which an entire electorate is asked to either accept or reject a particular proposal. ... October 30 is the 303rd day of the year (304th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 62 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Lambayeque is a region in northwestern Peru, known for its rich Chimú and Moche historical past. ... Tumbes is a coastal region in northwestern Peru. ...

Región Piura
Piura Regional Government logo
Location of the Piura Region in Peru
See other Peruvian regions
President César Trelles Lara
Capital Piura
Largest city
Area 35,892.49 km²
Population
  - Total
  - Density

1 636 047 (2002 estimate)
45.6/km²
Subdivisions 8 provinces and 64 districts
Elevation
  - Lowest
  - Highest

-34 m (Bayóvar depression)
2709 m (Ayabaca)
Latitude
Longitude
4º04'50" to 6º22'12" S
79º12'30" to 81º19'36" W
Main resources Petroleum, rice, cotton, lemon
Poverty rate 63.3%
Percentage of country's GDP 3.94%
Dialing code 073
ISO 3166-2 PE-PIU
Official website: www.regionpiura.gob.pe
Máncora, one of the top beach areas in Peru

Contents

Image File history File links Piura_Region_logo. ... Image File history File links Location_of_Piura_region. ... The Political division of Peru has changed from time to time, beginning during the time after the nation obtained independence from Spain, until the present-day country. ... President is a title held by many leaders of organizations, companies, universities, and countries. ... 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. ... Piura: Plaza de Armas Piura is a city in northwestern Peru. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... For the Cusco album, see 2002 (album). ... Basic Definition In geography, the elevation of a geographic location is its height above mean sea level (or some other fixed point). ... Ayabaca is a town located in the highlands of the Piura Region in northwestern Peru. ... Latitude, usually denoted symbolically by the Greek letter φ, gives the location of a place on Earth north or south of the Equator. ... Longitude, sometimes denoted by the Greek letter λ, describes the location of a place on Earth east or west of a north-south line called the Prime Meridian. ... Natural resources are naturally occuring substances that are considered valuable in their relatively unmodified (natural) form. ... Pumpjack pumping an oil well near Sarnia, Ontario Petroleum (from Greek petra – rock and elaion – oil or Latin oleum – oil ), crude oil, sometimes colloquially called black gold or Texas Tea, is a thick, dark brown or greenish liquid. ... Species Oryza glaberrima Oryza sativa Rice refers to two species (Oryza sativa and Oryza glaberrima) of grass, native to tropical and subtropical southeastern Asia and to Africa, which together provide more than one fifth of the calories consumed by humans. ... Cotton plant as imagined and drawn by John Mandeville in the 14th century Cotton is a soft fiber that grows around the seeds of the cotton plant (Gossypium spp. ... Binomial name Citrus × limon (L.) Burm. ... World map showing Life expectancy. ... A telephone numbering plan is a system that allows subscribers to make and receive telephone calls across long distances. ... ISO 3166-2 is the second part of the ISO 3166 standard. ... Image File history File links Mancora_Beach_(Peru). ... Image File history File links Mancora_Beach_(Peru). ...


Geography

The Piura Region is bordered by the Tumbes Region to the north, southern Ecuador,Lambayeque Region on the south, the Cajamarca Region on the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west. Tumbes is a coastal region in northwestern Peru. ... Lambayeque is a region in northwestern Peru, known for its rich Chimú and Moche historical past. ... Cajamarca is a department in Peru. ...


The territory of the Piura Region has many climate variations due to its geographical location.


It is just of 4 degrees south the equator yet receives both ocean currents at the same time: the cold Humboldt Current (14-19 °C) and the warm niño current (22-27 °C). This males Piura a confusing land both tropical and desert at the same time. Many call still call Piura: ...


The Land of where the Desert meets the Tropics

The coast is divided by the Peruvian subtropical desert of Sechura on the south and bushy like savanna tropical-dry forests to the center and north of the region. There are also small tropical valleys where rice and coconut fields are common, especially around the Piura and Sullana rivers. Sechura is a town in northwestern Peru, 52 km south of Piura. ... Savanna is a grassland dotted with trees, and occurs in several types of biomes. ... Species Oryza glaberrima Oryza sativa Rice refers to two species (Oryza sativa and Oryza glaberrima) of grass, native to tropical and subtropical southeastern Asia and to Africa, which together provide more than one fifth of the calories consumed by humans. ... Binomial name Cocos nucifera L. The Coconut Palm (Cocos nucifera), is a member of the Family Arecaceae (palm family). ... Piura: Plaza de Armas Piura is a city in northwestern Peru. ... Sullana is the name of the capital of the Sullana Province, in the north-western coastal plains of Peru on the Chira valley. ...


There is a high Amazon climate (selva alta) as one goes away from the coast on to the sierra, Paramo climates and cooler temperatures apear as one climbs the sierra. Paramo is the name given to an elevated track of desert (montane grasslands and shrublands) on the Andes. ...


Topography is smooth in the coast and rough in the Sierra. There are many desertic plains in the southern region. The Sechura Desert, located south of the Piura River, is Peru's largest desert and one of the worlds examples of how a tropical desert looks and boundaries a tropical terrain to the north. The Bayóvar depression, which is the lowest point in the country, is located in this desert. This word can easily be mistaken for a girls Christian name, and has been heard that way on various occasions. ... The Sechura desert is a desert ecoregion of coastal Peru. ...


The morphological forms most common in the coast are the dry ravine that suddenly become copious when there are heavy rains, forming tropical dry forests all over. Other features are half-moon shaped dunes, the marine terraces such as those of Máncora, Talara and Lobitos. Valleys formed by fluvial terraces from the Chira River and Piura Rivers. Grand Canyon, Arizona A canyon, or gorge, is a valley walled by cliffs. ... Mesquite Flat Dunes in Death Valley National Park In physical geography, a dune is a hill of sand built by eolian (wind-related) processes. ...


To the east, valleys are more or less deep and have been eroded by fluvial waters forming equatorial tropical-dry-forests. The major peak surpasses 3000 m. The Paso de Porculla, to the southwest of the territory is only 2,138 meters high and is the lowest of the Peruvian Andes.


The rivers crossing its territory belong to the Pacific watershed and to the Amazon Basin. The Chira River is the most important and flows its waters into the Pacific Ocean. The Piura River, whose banks hold the city of the same name, only flows its waters into the sea during summer, which is the rainy season. For other meanings of Pacific, see Pacific (disambiguation). ... A watershed is a region of land where water drains downhill into a specified body of water, such as a river, lake, sea, ocean or wetland. ... The Amazon Basin is the part of South America drained by the Amazon River and its tributaries. ...


Climate

The climate is desertic and semi-tropical (savanna) or tropical-dry in the coast and on the western Andean watersheds. It has a tropical high amazon as you reach the 1500 meters. A Paramo climate is found in the higher regions of the Sierra. ... The Andes between Chile and Argentina Computer generated image of the Andes, made from a digital elevation model with a resolution of 30 arcseconds The Andes is a vast mountain range forming a continuous chain of highland along the western coast of South America. ...


The rain is scarce from May to Novembre, it rains only from December to April at discontinuous rates, but every so often El Niño phenomenon arrives, the rain is copious and makes the dry ravines become alive, giving rise not only to the impressive forests but to many floods and great morphological movements. Chart of ocean surface temperature anomaly [°C] during the last strong El Niño in December 1997 El Niño and La Niña (also written in English as El Nino and La Nina) are major temperature fluctuations in surface waters of the tropical Eastern Pacific Ocean. ... Look up Flood in Wiktionary, the free dictionary A flood (in Old English flod, a word common to Teutonic languages; compare German Flut, Dutch vloed from the same root as is seen in flow, float) is an overflow of water, an expanse of water submerging land, a deluge. ...


El Niño occurs when ocean waters reach 28 °C. When ocean water temperatures elevate 1 or 1.5 degrees Celsius higher than 27 °C, the consequence could be catastrophical rains.


Although ocean waters can drop to 19 °C during the dry winter months (May to October), they can also rise to 27 °C during the humid summer months (December to April); this calls for pleasant rains; yet if temperatures rise 1 or 1.5 °C degrees above that, El Niño is assured. Chart of ocean surface temperature anomaly [°C] during the last strong El Niño in December 1997 El Niño and La Niña (also written in English as El Nino and La Nina) are major temperature fluctuations in surface waters of the tropical Eastern Pacific Ocean. ...


Piura has a tropical-dry climate monsoon weather that averages 25 °C throughout the whole year, so you have a pleasent warm winters (May to Octobre) that average 28 °C daytime highs and nighttime lows of 15 °C. Monsoon in the Vindhya, a mountain chain in central India A monsoon is a wind pattern that reverses direction on a seasonal basis. ... Winters is a city located in Yolo County, California. ...


During summer (Dec to April) tempertures can reach 40 °C inland. During night time high 20s or even 30s may seem unpleasent, which urgently call us to go to beach resorts such as Mancora or Colan as smart options. Summer is a season, defined by convention in meteorology as the whole months of June, July, and August, in the Northern hemisphere, and the whole months of December, January, and February, in the Southern hemisphere. ... Máncora is a town and beach resort in the Piura Region, in northwestern Peru. ... Piura: Plaza de Armas Piura is a city in northwestern Peru. ...


The rest of the months have pleasant summer temperatures in the low 30s and mid 20s °C.


Natural resources and wildlife

Piura is the land of a variety of unique carob trees and the region with most equatorial tropical-dry forests in the the whole Pacific. Carob trees near Mehmetcik, Northern Cyprus Carob tree (Ceratonia siliqua) is a species native to the Mediterranean region, cultivated for its edible seed pods. ...


These ecoregions carry a unique variety of orchids, birds, reptiles, plants and mammals. Piura is known for the best and oldest lime-lemons in South America as well as South America's finest mango (tropical dry). With Lambayeque , it is the original home of the cotton variety pima. Piura also produces bananas, coconuts, rice and other fruits as local income. Species About 35 species, including: Mangifera altissima Mangifera applanata Mangifera caesia Mangifera camptosperma Mangifera casturi Mangifera decandra Mangifera foetida Mangifera gedebe Mangifera griffithii Mangifera indica Mangifera kemanga Mangifera laurina Mangifera longipes Mangifera macrocarpa Mangifera mekongensis Mangifera odorata Mangifera pajang Mangifera pentandra Mangifera persiciformis Mangifera quadrifida Mangifera siamensis Mangifera similis Mangifera... Cotton plant as imagined and drawn by John Mandeville in the 14th century Cotton is a soft fiber that grows around the seeds of the cotton plant (Gossypium spp. ... The Pima are a group of Native Americans living in central and southern Arizona and what is now Mexico. ...


Its development has been favoured also by the petroleum found in the ocean of Talara Province, fishing is blessed by two ocean currents, silver mines are common and the current Bayovar Deposits are present as well. Pumpjack pumping an oil well near Sarnia, Ontario Petroleum (from Greek petra – rock and elaion – oil or Latin oleum – oil ), crude oil, sometimes colloquially called black gold or Texas Tea, is a thick, dark brown or greenish liquid. ... Location in the Piura Region Founded March 16, 1956 Capital Talara Area 2,799. ... Fishing is the activity of hunting for fish. ...


...Surprising facts About Piura ...

¿Did u Know?


1- 1532: Piura was the first official Spanish settlement in South America


2- Piura is a land situated netween "deserts" and the "tropics"


3- Piura is the land of "Miguel Grau" one of Perú´s national heroes


4- Piura is the land of The "Tondero" and "Cumananas"


5- Piura is the land of the "Seco de Chavelo", the official dish


6- Piura is the Southernmost Region of the Pacific to hold mangroves, the "Manglares de Vice" in the Sechura Province


7- "Punta Pariñas" in Piura is South America's extreme westernmost point


8- "Cabo Blanco" a Beach in Talara Province, inspired Ernest Hemingway to write The Old Man and The Sea


9- "The Largest Black Marlin" was captured in Cabo Blanco Beach


10- "Sechura´s Coast" is the location where the warm El Niño Current meets the cold Humboldt Current


History

The most important culture that developed in the Piura region was Vicus, which stood out for its ceramics and delicate work in gold. The Tallanes or Yungas, however, were the first settlers, who migrated from the Sierra. During a period that is still vague, they lived in Behetrias, which were primitive settlements without a head or an organization. Vicus was an important early culture in Peru from 1000BC to 300AD. These settlers in the Piura region were known for their work in ceramics and gold. ... Fixed Partial Denture, or Bridge The word ceramic is derived from the Greek word κεραμικος (keramikos, having to do with pottery). The term covers inorganic non-metallic materials whose formation is due to the action of heat. ... General Name, Symbol, Number gold, Au, 79 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 11, 6, d Appearance metallic yellow Atomic mass 196. ... Tallán (or Tacllán) was the first ethnic group that settled in the plains of north-western Peru, an an ethnos with a matriarchal system. ... The Yungas is an area in the eastern piedmont of the Andes Mountains, primarily in Bolivia. ... This word can easily be mistaken for a girls Christian name, and has been heard that way on various occasions. ...


Later on, they were conquered by the Mochicas, and centuries later, by the Incas during the rule of Tupac Inca Yupanqui. Moche Pottery (Image © PROMPERU, used with permission) The Moche civilization (aka the Mochica culture, Early Chimu, Pre-Chimu, Proto-Chimu, etc. ... For other meanings of Inca, see Inca (disambiguation). ... Drawing of Tupac Inca Yupanqui by Guaman Poma (1615) Tupac Inca Yupanqui was head of the Inca army from 1463 through 1471 and became the second Inca of Tahuantinsuyu after his fathers death in 1471. ...


In 1532, Francisco Pizarro founded the first Spanish city in South America, on the banks of the Chira River in the Tangarará Valley. He named it San Miguel de Piura. Events May 16 - Sir Thomas More resigns as Lord Chancellor of England. ... Francisco Pizarro ( 1475–June 26, 1541) was a Spanish conquistador, conqueror of the Inca Empire and founder of the city of Lima, the modern-day capital of Peru. ... South America South America is a continent crossed by the equator, with most of its area in the Southern Hemisphere. ...


The founding date is still subject of controversy. However, during the 450th anniversary celebrations, July 15 was adopted as the official date. July 15 is the 196th day (197th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 169 days remaining. ...


In 1534, due to a lack of sanitary conditions, the capital was moved to Monte de los Padres (Morropón); in 1578, and for the same reason, it was moved again, this time to San Francisco de la Buena Esperanza (Paita). In 1588, the permanent attacks of the English pirates and corsairs forced a final relocation of the capital to Piura. Events February 27 - Group of Anabaptists of Jan Matthys seize Münster and declare it The New Jerusalem - they begin to exile dissenters and forcible baptize all others May 10 - Jacques Cartier explores Newfoundland while searching for the Northwest Passage. ... Events January 31 - Battle of Gemblours - Spanish forces under Don John of Austria and Alexander Farnese defeat the Dutch. ... Paita (or: Payta) is the name of a provincial department in northwestern Peru, as well as the name of a leading seaport (in the 16th century: San Francisco de la Buena Esperanza) in that department, 640 km northwest of the countrys capital Lima and 90 km northwest of the... Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location (dark green) within the British Isles Languages English (de facto) Capital London de facto Largest city London Area – Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population – Total (mid-2004) – Total (2001 Census) – Density Ranked 1st... Look up pirate and piracy in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A privateer was a private ship (or its captain) authorized by a countrys government to attack and seize cargo from another countrys ships. ...


During Colonial times, life went by peacefully. Yet, the raids against the Spanish authorities led by Admirals Borran and Cochrane, members of the libertarian expedition of José de San Martín, woke the longing for liberty in the minds of the local people. In general, the word colonial means of or relating to a colony. In United States history, the term Colonial is used to refer to the period before US independence. ... José Francisco de San Martín (25 February 1778 – 17 August 1850) was an Argentine general and the prime leader of the successful struggle for independence from Spain of the southern nations of South America. ...


Culture and Costumes of Piura

Piura is host to a stunning mestizo culture since all races are found and even more mixed. Being the oldest and first Spanish city in South America, Piura is blessed with proud costumbes and culture. Gastronomical dishes like the Piuran Secho de Chavelo (the capital´s dish), Algarrobina cocktail drinks, many types of cebiches and other marine foods like Majarisco and Pasao al Agua. Piura is famed for its Natilla Sweets as well.


Processions and religious folk is passionately practiced by locals. One of them is Cristo de Ayabaca.


Popular crafts are the Chulucana Pottery and handy hats and silversmith arts made from the Catacaos Province.


The Tondero and Cumanana are the traditional music of the Piura Region, piuranos are definitely proud of this fact and should be. The maximum exponents of these passionete rythms are typical cowboys popularly called piajenos. Apparently they point to have a Roma, or Gypsy, origin. This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... The Roma people (singular Rom; sometimes Rroma, Rrom), often referred to as Gypsies, are an ethnic group who live primarily in Europe. ...


These northern cowboys that can still today be seen wandering the deserts of Sechura, Catacaos and the forests of Morropon transporting their goods using donkeys and mules. They seem to resemble physically the "American Southwest" cowboys, or Argentinan gauchos and Mexican charros. They are not only for their abilities to sing and play Cumanana and Tondero; but as silversmiths that work the beautiful filgree earrings, leathers, hats, wooden and silver utensiles of Catacaos region. Sechura is a town in northwestern Peru, 52 km south of Piura. ... A cowboy (Spanish vaquero) tends cattle and horses on cattle ranches in North and South America. ... Gauchos fight dramatization A gaucho is a South American cattle herder — the equivalent to the North American cowboy — on the pampas, chacos or Patagonian grasslands found in parts of Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, southern Chile and southern Brazil (spelt gaúcho in Portuguese). ... For the entertainer whose full name is Maria Rosario Pilar Martinez Molina Baeza, see: Charo A Charro is a traditional cowboy of central and northern Mexico. ... Band made of Silver. ... An earring is a piece of jewelery that is worn on the ear. ... Modern leather-working tools Leather is a material created through the tanning of hides, pelts and skins of animals, primarily cows. ... There are many different styles of hats A hat is an item of clothing which is worn on the head – a kind of headgear. ...


Another great tradition that is sang by all northern Peruviansis the famous Peruvian waltz, well practiced by traditional musicans (northern Peruvians have their style).


Chicha Music now called Tecnocumbia (originally a Peruvian styled cumbia), is the modern version of popular music all over, as well as Salsa among youngsters.


Local Piuranos have a different accent from their neighbours at both sides since: they tend elongate their syllables in a similar ways to northern Mexicans. Piuranos have their own proud slang. Locales for example, call themselves "Churres" (popular term used for a young Piuran or northern person). Slang, is the non-standard or non-dialectal use of words in a language of a particular social group, and sometimes the creation of new words or importation of words from another language. ...


Piuranos are characterized by their witty minds, melancolic Tondero music and welcoming personalities. Their personality is never abascent to joke or kid even with newcomers. Like all Peruvians, they are heavy drinkers of chicha de jora, pisco or bear and all of them have a tendency towards creativity and art as their source of income; yet the warm climate of this region forbids hard labour from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, so it is common tradition to take siestas during this eposide and better off wake up early to get important stuff done before noon. Some bottles of Chilean Pisco Some bottles of Peruvian Pisco Pisco (from Quechua: pisqu, little bird) is a liquor distilled from grapes (a brandy) made in wine-producing regions of South America. ...


Political division

The region is divided into 8 provinces (Spanish: provincias, singular: provincia), which are composed of 64 districts (distritos, singular: distrito). The provinces, with their capitals in parenthesis, are: This article is about political regions. ... Local government areas called districts are used, or have been used, in several countries. ...

  1. Ayabaca (Ayabaca)
  2. Huancabamba (Huancabamba)
  3. Morropón (Chulucanas)
  4. Paita (Paita)
  5. Piura (Piura)
  6. Sechura (Sechura)
  7. Sullana (Sullana)
  8. Talara (Talara)

This article has been translated, and needs attention from someone approaching dual fluency. ... Ayabaca is a town located in the highlands of the Piura Region in northwestern Peru. ... Paita (or: Payta) is the name of a provincial department in northwestern Peru, as well as the name of a leading seaport (in the 16th century: San Francisco de la Buena Esperanza) in that department, 640 km northwest of the countrys capital Lima and 90 km northwest of the... Location in the Piura Region Founded March 20, 1861 Capital Piura Area 6,211. ... Piura: Plaza de Armas Piura is a city in northwestern Peru. ... Sechura is a town in northwestern Peru, 52 km south of Piura. ... Sullana is the name of the capital of the Sullana Province, in the north-western coastal plains of Peru on the Chira valley. ... Location in the Piura Region Founded March 16, 1956 Capital Talara Area 2,799. ... Talara is a city in the Talara Province and Piura Region of northwestern Peru. ...

External links

  • Portal Oficial del Gobierno Regional Piura - Piura Regional Government official website
  • Diario El Regional de Piura - Regional newspaper
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