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 (ăr′ə-kē′pə, ä′rĕ-kē′pä)
A city of southern Peru at the foot of El Misti. Founded in 1540 on the site of an Incan village, it is the commercial center of southern Peru and northern Bolivia.


(ˌærɪˈkiːpə; Spanish areˈkipa)
(Placename) a city in S Peru, at an altitude of 2250 m (7500 ft): founded in 1540 on the site of an Inca city. Pop: 791 000 (2005 est)


(ˌær əˈki pə, ˌɑr-)

a city in S Peru. 619,156.
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Noun1.Arequipa - a city in southern Peru founded in 1540 on the site of an ancient Inca cityArequipa - a city in southern Peru founded in 1540 on the site of an ancient Inca city
Peru, Republic of Peru - a republic in western South America; achieved independence from Spain in 1821; was the heart of the Inca empire from the 12th to 16th centuries
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It reached Arequipa in 1807; and it is said that some men there, who had not been bitten, were affected, as were some negroes, who had eaten a bullock which had died of hydrophobia.
The convicts were sent to Arequipa, which though the capital of this province, is two hundred leagues distant, the government there thought it a pity to punish such useful workmen, who could make all sorts of furniture; and accordingly liberated them.
Summary: Lima [Peru], Feb 22 (ANI): At least 44 people were killed when a double-decker bus plunged down a cliff on the Panamericana Sur Highway in Arequipa in Ocona region on Wednesday.
Arequipa Governor Yamila Osorio said on Twitter no victims had been reported so far, while there was minor material damage including some collapsed roads.
Barreda on Wednesday finished the route between San Juan de Marcona and Arequipa more than 10 minutes faster than Austrian rider Matthias Walkner (Red Bull KTM), climbing nine spots in the general ranking.
Last month at Perumin in Arequipa, one of the main mining exhibitions in Latin America, Metso introduced its latest innovations for exceeding the mining industry's efficiency, productivity and sustainability targets.
The Cabildo, Justicia, and Regimiento of Arequipa During the <<Transcendental Biennium>> (1808-1810)
3 earthquake jolted southern Peru, the Arequipa state governor said Monday, in a revision of an earlier death toll, according to dpa.
Desde entonces mantuvimos correspondencia y le ponia al tanto de los progresos de la psicologia en el Peru y Arequipa.
Economy and enterprise in Arequipa at the start of the Republic, 1825-1850
It is the most active volcano in Peru, said seismologist Victor Aguilar of the Geophysical Institute of the University of San Agustin de Arequipa.