Arequipa Province


Chachani as seen from Carmen Alto, Arequipa Province

Location of Arequipa in the Arequipa Region
Country Peru
Region Arequipa
Founded 1540
Capital Arequipa
  Total 9,682.02 km2 (3,738.25 sq mi)
  Total 864.250[1] (Census 2,007)
947.384[2] (year 2,013)

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.[3]


Some of the highest peaks of the province are Chachani, the Misti volcano and Pikchu Pikchu. Other mountains are listed below:[4]

Political division

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

Ethnic groups

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).[5]

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

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