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Piu·ra

 (pyo͝or′ə, pyo͞o′rä)
A city of northwest Peru near the Pacific Ocean. Founded by Pizarro in 1532, it is Peru's oldest Spanish settlement.
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Piura

(Spanish ˈpjura)
n
(Placename) a city in NW Peru: the oldest colonial city in Peru, founded by Pizarro in 1532; commercial centre of an agricultural district. Pop: 357 000 (2005 est)
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The specimen is important because it helps bridge a 15-million-year gap in the fossil record for New World monkeys, says a team led by Duke University and the National University of Piura in Peru.
Area de estudio.- Se ubico al oeste de la laguna Napique (5[grados]30'24"S y 80[grados]42'25"W) en el poblado de Cerritos, distrito de Cristo Nosvalga (Sechura, Piura, Peru).
The transaction includes refined products terminals in Callao, near Lima, and in Paita, near Piura in northern Peru.
Community service: Volleyball camp coach; mission trip to Peru; founder of Live Mobile Foundation, which provides money, equipment, therapy, blankets and toys to children in Piura, Peru
Mariano FAZIO, Los fines de la conquista: El oro, el honor y la fe, Piura: Facultad de Humanidades--Universidad de Piura, 2015, 177 pp., 16 x 23, ISBN 978-992-48-171-0.
The embassy also named Piura, Lambayeque and La Libertad as the most affected areas, adding that the main tourist attraction areas in Peru have not been affected, including Cuzco, Machu Picchu, the Nazca Lines, Arequipa, Colca Canyon and the Amazon.