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Arequipa is a province in the Arequipa Region, Peru. Its capital, Arequipa, is Peru's third most populous province of Peru. It borders the provinces of Islay, Camaná, Caylloma, and the Cusco and Puno regions. According to INEI in the year 2014 it has a population of 958.351 people.[2]

Arequipa
Chachani as seen from Carmen Alto, Arequipa Province
Chachani as seen from Carmen Alto, Arequipa Province
Location of Arequipa in the Arequipa Region
Location of Arequipa in the Arequipa Region
CountryPeru
RegionArequipa
Founded1540
CapitalArequipa
Government
 • MayorOmar Julio Candia Aguilar
(2019-2022)
Area
 • Total9,682.02 km2 (3,738.25 sq mi)
Population
 • Total1'080,635[1] (Census 2,017)
UBIGEO0401
Websitewww.muniarequipa.gob.pe

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GeographyEdit

Some of the highest peaks of the province are Chachani, the Misti volcano and Pikchu Pikchu. Other mountains are listed below:[3]

Political divisionEdit

Ethnic groupsEdit

The province is inhabited by indigenous citizens of Aymara and Quechua descent. Spanish, however, is the language which the majority of the population (85.67%) learnt to speak in childhood, 1.64% of the residents started speaking using the Aymara language and 12.35% using Quechua (2007 Peru Census).[4]

See alsoEdit

SourcesEdit

  1. ^ "Directorio Nacional de Centros Poblados - Censos Nacionales 2017".
  2. ^ "Perú:Estimaciones y proyecciones de Población Por sexo según Departamento, Provincia y Distrito 2012-2015 - INEI (page 129)".
  3. ^ escale.minedu.gob.pe - UGEL map of the Arequipa Province (Arequipa Region)
  4. ^ inei.gob.pe Archived January 27, 2013, at the Wayback Machine INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007

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