Not to be confused with Islay.
Location of Islay in the Arequipa Region
|• Mayor||Miguel Roman Valdivia (2007)|
|• Total||3,886.49 km2 (1,500.58 sq mi)|
|• Density||13/km2 (34/sq mi)|
Islay Province is the smallest of eight provinces in the Arequipa Region of Peru.
The province is divided into six districts which are:
- Cocachacra (Cocachacra)
- Dean Valdivia (La Curva)
- Islay (Islay)
- Mejía (Mejía)
- Mollendo (Mollendo)
- Punta de Bombon (Punta de Bombon)
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).
- ↑ inei.gob.pe INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007
- (Spanish) Official website
Coordinates: 17°01′11″S 72°00′58″W / 17.019836°S 72.016052°W
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