Arequipa Province

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]

Chachani as seen from Carmen Alto, Arequipa Province
Chachani as seen from Carmen Alto, Arequipa Province
Flag of Arequipa
Coat of arms of Arequipa
Location of Arequipa in the Arequipa Region
Location of Arequipa in the Arequipa Region
 • MayorOmar Julio Candia Aguilar
 • Total9,682.02 km2 (3,738.25 sq mi)
 • Total1'080,635[1] (Census 2,017)
Woman with drop spindle in Salinas y Aguada Blanca National Reserve.


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

Political divisionEdit

The province is divided into twenty-nine districts (Spanish: distritos, singular: distrito).

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


  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. ^ - UGEL map of the Arequipa Province (Arequipa Region)
  4. ^ Archived January 27, 2013, at the Wayback Machine INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007

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Coordinates: 16°23′56″S 71°32′13″W / 16.398822°S 71.536883°W / -16.398822; -71.536883