Piura Province

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Piura
Coat of arms of Piura
Coat of arms
Location of Piura in the Piura Region
Location of Piura in the Piura Region
CountryPeru
RegionPiura
FoundedMarch 20, 1861
CapitalPiura
Government
 • MayorJose Eugenio Aguilar Santisteban
Area
 • Total6,211.61 km2 (2,398.32 sq mi)
Elevation
29 m (95 ft)
Population
 • Total642,428
 • Density100/km2 (270/sq mi)
UBIGEO2001
Websitewww.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