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The department of Piura has a varied geography. In their coastal region it highlights the desert of Sechura, the biggest in the Peru; in this the depression of Bayóvar, the lowest area in the Peruvian territory is located (37 meters under the level of the sea). Toward the east, in the Andean region, the territory is more uneven. There the Step of Porculla is located (2138 msnm), the lowest step in the Peruvian Andes.
Piura, cheerful and cantarina, was the first city been founded in Peru by Francisco Pizarro in 1532. At the moment it is an important center of economic development in the north of the country. To 12 km of the city Catacaos is, celebrated for its straw crafts and cotton, objects in filigree of gold and silver and exquisite restaurants. The town of Chulucanas is another famous place for its ceramic and excellent chicherías.
The coast of Piura offers a varied and very attractive circuit. Máncora, very near the limit with the department of you Knock down, it is a small bay of beautiful very sought-after beaches for surfistas, young revellers' groups and whole families. Toward the south it is End Blanco that became famous because there characters of the writer's size met Ernest Hemingway, attracted by the fishing of height like the marline, the fish sword or the grouper; at the moment it is the ideal place to go surfing, because he/she has one of the best waves in the Peru. Colán is the main spa where the inhabitants of the city of Piura meet, with their typical high wooden houses on piles on the edge of the sea.
In route to the mountain, in the county of Huancabamba, the Huaringas is, pierce of chamanes and faith healers, medicinal lagoons and apus or mountains protectors.