from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A city of northwest Peru north-northwest of Lima. Situated on the coastal desert between the Andes and the Pacific Ocean, the city may go years at a time without rainfall. Population: 582,000.


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  • I think it was formerly called the "Chiclayo" mission.

    Flooding the Earth with the Book of Mormon

  • Over the past weeks, Martin and his father were going to soccer matches in Chiclayo to ask for people's support.

    Good News for Peru Chess Champion!

  • In an effort to travel to Vietnam and take part in a world chess championship, the young Peruvian champ and his father are asking for money on the streets of Chiclayo to raise what is needed for plane tickets.

    Archive 2008-08-01

  • Earlier this year, archeologists at the Huaca Pucllana ruins in Lima, located some 500 miles 800 km south of Chiclayo, discovered a mummy that is also thought to be Wari.

    Archive 2008-12-01

  • Scientists say the find, located 14 miles 22 km from the Pacific coast city of Chiclayo, likely dates to the Wari culture, which existed in what is now Peru between about 600 AD and 1100 AD.

    Archive 2008-12-01

  • Martín Seminario, a young chess player from Chiclayo - the capital city of the Lambayeque region, will be able to fulfill his dream of traveling to a world chess championship in October in Vietnam.

    Good News for Peru Chess Champion!

  • A crowd of several thousand gathered in the city of Chiclayo last month to greet the man who could very well become Peru's next president.

    The Return of the Caudillo

  • "You have to believe in someone," says the Chiclayo street vendor.

    The Return of the Caudillo

  • (JP-wb) — Peruvian anti-terrorism agents in the northern Peruvian city of Chiclayo on Tuesday captured Armando Crisanto Asencio (37), a long-time member of the maoist insurgency group Sendero Luminoso (Shining Path).

    Peruvian police forces capture Shining Path Leader

  • We have presented a comparison between the modelled NmF2 and hmF2 and NmF2 and hmF2 which were observed at the anomaly crest and close to the geomagnetic equator simultaneously by the Huancayo, Chiclayo, Talara, Bogota, Panama, and Puerto Rico ionospheric sounders during the 7 October 1957 geomagnetically quiet time period at solar maximum.

    IPCC and Solar Correlations « Climate Audit


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