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MAP OF THE COUNTY DE PIURA



MAPA DE LA PROVINCIA DE PIURA
MAP OF THE COUNTY DE PIURA


The County of Piura is one of the 08 counties of the Department of Piura, the Department of Piura it has 64 districts, of which the County of Piura has nine that are the following ones:



COUNTYDISTRICTS
PIURA
1
PIURA
2
CASTILE
3
CATACAOS
4
It CURES I DIED (Cucungara)
5
THE ONE CARVES (Sinchao)
6
THE SAND
7
THE UNION
8
THE HILLS
9
BIG TAMBO


HISTORICAL IMPORTANT DATA DE PIURA

The most important culture that was developed in the area of Piura was Vicus, which stood out for its ceramic and delicate goldwork.

In 1532, Francisco Pizarro was founded in the valley of Tangarará beside the river Chira the first Spanish city with San Miguel's name.

Later on, he/she moved the city then to the Mount of the Parents (Chulucanas) to the port of Paita, but before the blockade of pirates and corsairs, don Juan of Cadalzo founded the current city of Piura definitively. giving to the name of San Miguel of Piura of Villar.

January 4 1821 were proclaimed the independence of Piura.

TOURIST MAIN ATTRACTIVENESS

In the City of Piura:

  • The Cathedral.- It dates of the colonial time and he/she keeps paintings of Ignacio Merino, as that of San Martin of Clubs and Virgin María. The biggest altar is had of bread of gold.
  • Church of San Francisco.- It is the oldest in the city and in her the independence of this department was proclaimed January 4 of 1821.
  • He/she marries Museum of the Admiral Grau and Seminar.- Located in Shred Tacna 662, place where the priemer naval heroé of Peru was born.
  • Archaeological Municipal Museum of Piura.- Located in Esq. Av. Sullana and Jr. Huánuco. It contains a great ceramic collection and metallic objects belonging to the culture Vicus and other cultures preincaicas.
  • Art Museum.- It exhibits the Peruvian painter's oils Felipe Cossio of the Orchard, cloths and other contemporary artists' notes.
  • Church of Carmen.- It contains artistic values of the viceregal time.
  • Paloma of the Peace.- Built in 1982 by the Peruvian sculptor Victor Dolphin.
  • For the surroundings of the City:

  • Catacaos.- To 12 Km. of Piura, typical town of ingrained customs. It highlights for their craft in straw fabrics and cotton, and especially for their filigrees in gold and silver. In this city they are traditional excellent picanterías.
  • Archaeological remains of Narihual.- To 5 Km. to the south of Catacaos, possible cult place or strength of the tallanes.
  • Sullana.- To 38 Km. of the city of Piura, of warm climate. The river Chira has created a rich vega where the coconut trees and other fruits are plentiful.
  • Paita.- To 57 Km. to the west of Piura, bay of wide beach and with spas like: Colán, Esmeralda and Yacila. The port of Paita has an excellent one complex fishing.
  • Talara.- To 120 Km. of Piura, it is the oil most important center in Peru. The export of the petroleum is carried out in earth and in the continental town square.
  • Sechura.- To 55 Km. of Piura. Important for their bay and the fishing current center of Parachique, the exploitation of phosphates and the location of the pipeline that he/she comes from the forest and it finishes in Bayóvar. In this area you can appreciate the desert of Sechura, the biggest in Peru, located to the Southwest of the department of Piura, with an extension of 5,240 Km2.
  • Lagoon Ramón.- To 45 Km. of Piura. Natural Reservorio of the river Piura, of very picturesque landscape and attractiveness.
  • Church San Martin of Sechura.- Located in the capital of the district of Sechura. It was built in the time of the viceroyalty and artistic jewel is considered of it is time.
  • Huaringas.- In the heights of the county of Huancabamba and to 214 Km. of Piura and to 1,953 m.s.n.m., conformed by a series of lagoons of miner-medicinal waters. Huaringas is considered the capital of the Peruvian witchcraft. Huaringa means water or lagoon of the Inca.
  • Archaeological area of Vicus.- To 55 Km. to the southeast of Piura. It was developed in this area one of the oldest cultures in the Peruvian coast, which has bequeathed beautiful works in goldwork and ceramic of stylized lines.
  • Ruins of Aypate.- Located in the county of Ayabaca toward the southeast, important for their resemblance to the ruins of Machu Picchu, doesn't still have access roads. These ruins are in study process. They are being investigated by Dr. Mario Polía of the Center of Studies Ligabue of Venice (Italy).


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