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Arecjuipa

arequipa

Arecjuipa (pop. 634,800), city in southern Peru, capital of Arequipa department. Located at an altitude of 8,000 ft (2,400 m), between the Pacific Ocean and the Andes, Arequipa has a mild, dry climate. An important wool market and a crossroads of trade and transportation, its industries produce textiles, food, and shoes. Arequipa has frequently suffered severe damage from earthquakes.

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