- a city in N Peru.
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Catacaos is several miles from the sea, and Piura is an interior place.The Andes of Southern Peru
A stream from the Andes gives fertility to the long Piura valley which produces much cotton of an extremely fine quality.South America Observations and Impressions
The valley of Piura River, Peru, produces varieties of long-staple cotton that in quality closely resemble silk.Commercial Geography
Jacques W. Redway
From Piura, some take the inland road by Caxamarca, and others the road along the coast through Truxillo.
Lima is above six hundred miles from Cape Blanco, and Piura is about seventy-five miles from the same place.
- 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)