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Dense arrays of ordered ferromagnetic nanowires have been used to create periodic magnetic pinning centers in thin superconducting NbN films. The nanowires were electrodeposited in a highly ordered porous alumina membrane and the thin NbN film was deposited on top of the perpendicularly oriented magnetic nanowires. Matching effects have been observed up to 2.5 T (11th matching field) and are maintained at low temperature. An appreciable enhancement of the superconducting properties is observed. At low fields, a hysteretic behavior in the magnetoresistance is found, directly related to the magnetization processes of arrays of interacting single domain ferromagnetic nanowires.