Piura Province

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This article is about the Province of Piura.. For its capital city, see Piura. For other uses, see Piura (disambiguation).
Piura
Province
Coat of arms of Piura
Coat of arms
Location of Piura in the Piura Region
Location of Piura in the Piura Region
Country Peru
Region Piura
Founded March 20, 1861
Capital Piura
Government
 • Mayor Jose Eugenio Aguilar Santisteban
Area
 • Total 6,211.61 km2 (2,398.32 sq mi)
Elevation 29 m (95 ft)
Population
 • Total 642,428
 • Density 100/km2 (270/sq mi)
UBIGEO 2001
Website www.munipiura.gob.pe

Piura is a landlocked province in the Piura Region in northwestern Peru. Its capital, the city of Piura, is also the regional capital. The province is the most populous in the region as well as its center of economic activity.

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Political division[edit]

The Piura Province is divided into nine districts (Spanish: distritos, singular: distrito), each of which is headed by a mayor (alcalde). The districts, with their capitals in parenthesis, are:

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Coordinates: 5°11′36″S 80°37′59″W / 5.19333°S 80.63306°W / -5.19333; -80.63306