Sullana on the map of Peru
|City foundation||July 8, 1783|
|City structure||4 barrios|
|Time zone||UTC -5|
Sullana is 38 kilometers north of Piura , the capital of the region.
The province has a subtropical desert climate with an average annual temperature of 20 ° C, between 13 ° C in winter and 37 ° C in summer. Due to the irrigation by the Chira River, the river valley around the town of Sullana is very fertile and offers tropical vegetation: coconut palms , banana bushes and rice fields . In addition, Sullana is an important trading center for the local cotton cultivation .
The total population of the city was 112,770 in 1981, 147,361 (1993) and currently reaches 175,078 inhabitants (2005). In the city of Sullana, over 40% of heads of household are unemployed or only have casual jobs.
The Chira Valley has a long history as an irrigated agricultural land. Long before the Spanish invasion, the Tallánes , Mochica , Chimu and finally the Inca peoples settled here . This region was chosen by the Spanish to found the first city in this part of America, the city of San Miguel de Tangarara , on July 15, 1532.
Sullana was founded in the late 18th century, on July 8, 1783, by Bishop Baltazar Jaime Martinez de Compañon y Bufanda , and was named El Principe (The Prince).
In the first week of January, the city celebrates the Feria Internacional de los Reyes .
The Poechos reservoir 27 kilometers northeast of the city offers recreational sports such as swimming, fishing, water skiing and boating.
- Piura Region (Peru): Provinces & Places . www.citypopulation.de. Retrieved December 14, 2019.