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Coordinates: 4 ° 54 ′  S , 80 ° 42 ′  W
Map: Peru
Sullana on the map of Peru
Basic data
Country Peru
region Piura
province Sullana
City foundation July 8, 1783
Residents 136,446  (2017)
City insignia
Bandera de Sullana 2010.PNG
Detailed data
height 65  m
City structure 4 barrios
Waters Río Chira
Time zone UTC -5
Parcial de sullana.jpg

Sullana is the capital of the eponymous province of Sullana in the Chira Valley in the coastal plain of northwest Peru . It had 136,446 inhabitants at the 2017 census.


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 city of Sullana is experiencing a high level of immigration , but without this having led to a clearly visible settlement of pueblos jóvenes ( slums ) such as in Piura.

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.

The Spaniards rejected the existing cultivation method and founded Repartimientos and Encomiendas .

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).


Sullana has good traffic connections to the north, to Piura in the south, and to the east to Ayabaca and La Tina on the Ecuadorian border.

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.

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Piura Region (Peru): Provinces & Places . Retrieved December 14, 2019.

Web links

Commons : Sullana  - collection of images, videos and audio files