Sechura

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Sechura
Village
Catedral de Sechura.jpg
Típica construcción de Sechura.jpg
Sechura duna gigante.jpg
Estadio sesquicentenario.jpg
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
RegionPiura
ProvinceSechura
DistrictSechura
Government
 • MayorSantos Valentin Querevalu Periche
Elevation
11 m (36 ft)
Population
 • Estimate 
(2015)[1]
44,103
Time zoneUTC-5 (PET)
Websitewww.munisechura.gob.pe

Sechura is a city in northwestern Peru, 50 km south of Piura. It is the capital of Sechura Province in the Piura Region. The city borrows 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 city 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 city, the church has sometimes been called the Catédral de Arena (Sand Cathedral).

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