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Islay Province is the smallest of eight provinces in the Arequipa Region of Peru.

Islay
Coat of arms of Islay
Coat of arms
Location of Islay in the Arequipa Region
Location of Islay in the Arequipa Region
CountryPeru
RegionArequipa
CapitalMollendo
Government
 • MayorEdgar Augusto Rivera Cervera
(2019-2022)
Area
 • Total3,886.49 km2 (1,500.58 sq mi)
Population
 • Total52,034
 • Density13/km2 (35/sq mi)
UBIGEO0407
WebsiteOfficial Website

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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 (85.11%) learnt to speak in childhood, 10.59% of the residents started speaking using the Quechua language and 3.24% using Aymara (2007 Peru Census).[1]

SourcesEdit

  1. ^ inei.gob.pe Archived 2013-01-27 at the Wayback Machine INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007


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