Chulucanas

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Chulucanas
Chulucana
Town
Flag of Chulucanas
Flag
Chulucanas is located in Peru
Chulucanas
Chulucanas
Location of in Peru
Coordinates: 05°05′46″S 80°09′53″W / 5.09611°S 80.16472°W / -5.09611; -80.16472Coordinates: 05°05′46″S 80°09′53″W / 5.09611°S 80.16472°W / -5.09611; -80.16472
Country  Peru
Region Piura Region
Province Morropón
District Chulucanas District
Population
 • Estimate (2015)[1] 57,380

Chulucanas is a town in Morropón Province, Piura Region, Peru.[2] It lies in the Piura Valley just north of the confluence of the Charanal River[3] with the Piura River.[4] Chulucanas is the administrative seat for both Chulucanas District and Morropón Province.

Chulucanas pottery comes in Black & white and different colours.

The town is famous for its pottery. Originally dating from pre-Inca times it is today exported all over the world.[5] It is one of seven products that the Peruvian government supports through its Center for Technological Innovation (CITE).[6] Designs are varied, but are predominated by black and white. There are several bigger companies but a lot of small manufactures are in Chulucanas itself and in the nearby village of Quatro Esquinas.

A major festival for the town is the Fiesta de Cristo Resucitad at Easter.[7]

Operating in Chulucanas is Victor's Vision, a nonprofit organization which provides supplemental academic and personal support, guidance, and resources to bright, impoverished youth.[8]


Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Perú: Población estimada al 30 de junio y tasa de crecimiento de las ciudades capitales, por departamento, 2011 y 2015. Perú: Estimaciones y proyecciones de población total por sexo de las principales ciudades, 2012-2015 (Report) (Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informática). March 2012. Retrieved 4 June 2015. 
  2. ^ Chulucanas (Approved - N) at GEOnet Names Server, United States National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  3. ^ Río Charanal (Approved - N) at GEOnet Names Server, United States National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  4. ^ Piura, Peru, SB 17-07, (Map) (second ed.). 1:250,000. Joint Operations Graphic, Series 1501 Air. United States Armay Topographic Command. 1994. 
  5. ^ Carmen, Jim (26 November 2007). "Alejandro Suyon and the Making of Chulucanas Pottery". eBay Guides. Archived from the original on 26 May 2014. 
  6. ^ Ministerio de Comercio Exterior y Turismo (MINCETUR) (June 2007). "Plan de desarrollo del mercado de Estados Unidos de América" (PDF). pp. 348–349. Archived (PDF) from the original on 5 April 2015. 
  7. ^ "Chulucanas vive la fiesta de Cristo Resucitado". Chulucanas Noticias. 5 April 2015. Archived from the original on 9 April 2015. 
  8. ^ "Victor's Vision: Our Story". Victor's Vision.