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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.
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(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)
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(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.
Adicionalmente, Parker (1981) senalo un registro no confirmado para la localidad de Tayabamba, en el lado este del valle de Maranon, departamento de La Libertad, y propuso que eventualmente esta ave seria encontrada en bosques de Polylepis de la zona oeste del departamento, mientras que para el sur propuso que podria extenderse hasta el norte del departamento de Arequipa. Recientes registros confirmaron lo supuesto por Parker (1981) para el departamento de la Libertad, ampliando el rango de distribucion norte de Z.
During the visit, Dubai Cares announced the second phase of its "Social Inclusion through Teaching of Music" programme through extending support to a musical center in Arequipa city for another 2 years, by contributing to hiring additional teachers and administration staff and reaching families in poorer areas in order to empower their children through musical education.
Al-Attiyah, the Dakar champion in 2011 and 2015, has an overall lead of 37min 43sec after taking his factory Toyota to second place on Sunday's run from Arequipa to San Juan de Marcona.
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.
Peru's government Geophysical Institute said the earthquake was of magnitude 6.7 with its epicenter in Lomas, in the southern region of Arequipa. Peruvian maritime authorities said the quake did not produce a tsunami on the Peruvian coast.
Arequipa: Spaniard Joan Barreda (Honda) won the fifth stage of the Dakar Rally to vault up to fourth overall in the motorbike category.