Sechura

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Sechura
Village
Flag of Sechura
Flag
Coat of arms of Sechura
Coat of arms
Sechura is located in Peru
Sechura
Sechura
Coordinates: 5°33′27.30″S 80°49′20.28″W / 5.5575833°S 80.8223000°W / -5.5575833; -80.8223000
Country  Peru
Region Piura
Province Sechura
District Sechura
Government
 • Mayor Santos Valentin Querevalu Periche
Population
 • Estimate (2015)[1] 44,103
Time zone PET (UTC-5)
Website www.munisechura.gob.pe

Sechura is a town in northwestern Peru, 50 km south of Piura. It is the capital of Sechura Province in the Piura Region. The town gives its name to the Sechura Desert, which extends south along most of coastal Peru. Crescent dunes lie south of the city, between the sea and the highway.

The town has a main square with the Catédral de Sechura, built in the 17th-century in the Spanish colonial style. Because of the desert surrounding the town, the church has sometimes been called the Catédral de Arena (Sand Cathedral).

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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. 

Coordinates: 5°33′27.30″S 80°49′20.28″W / 5.5575833°S 80.8223000°W / -5.5575833; -80.8223000