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Piura

Administration
Full namePiura
Official namePiura
CountryPeru
RegionPiura
ProvincePiura
Founded1532
Government
AlcaldeJose Aguilar Santisteban
Geography
Total Area239.8 sq mi (621.2 km2)
Demography
Total Population28888
Urban (pop.)377496
Metro (pop.)1008987
Other information
Time zoneUTC/GMT-5 (UTC)
Area code73

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Piura is a city in northwestern Peru. It is the capital of the Piura Region and the Piura Province. The population is 377,496.

It was here that Spanish Conqueror Francisco Pizarro founded the third Spanish city in South America and first in Peru, San Miguel de Piura, in July 1532. Piura declared its independence on 4 January 1821.


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