Lat., having the departments of Piura and Lambayeque on the W.
For purposes of description the coast-region of Peru may be divided into five sections, beginning from the north: (1) the Piura region; (2) the Lambayeque and Trujillo section; (3) the Santa valleys; (4) the section from Lima to Nasca; (5) the Arequipa and Tacna section.
(1) The great desert-region of Piura extends for nearly 200 m.
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