Tuesday, November 02, 2004


Departamento (formed 1822) and regi´┐Żn, southern Peru, bounded to the southwest by the Pacific Ocean. Its arid coastal and montane landscapes are cut intermittently by streams flowing from glaciers in the Andes Mountains. Irrigated coastal crops include cotton, rice, sugarcane, and olives. Corn (maize), potatoes, leeks, hot peppers (rocotos), and asparagus are cultivated in


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