Jacobo Hunter District

Jacobo Hunter

Coat of arms
Country  Peru
Region Arequipa
Province Arequipa
Founded June 2, 1990
Capital Jacobo Hunter
Subdivisions 1 populated center
  Mayor Aurelia Lupe Pila Barreda
  Total 20.37 km2 (7.86 sq mi)
Elevation 2,250 m (7,380 ft)
Population (2005 census)
  Total 46,216
  Density 2,300/km2 (5,900/sq mi)
Time zone PET (UTC-5)
UBIGEO 040107
Website munihunter.gob.pe

Jacobo Hunter District is one of the twenty-nine districts of the Arequipa Province in Peru.[1]

The district is named after Jacob Dixon Hunter (Jacobo Dixon Hunter) who was a Scottish doctor (born in Madison, Indiana (USA) on 8 September 1837. His father was working there as a Presbyterian pastor. His parents returned to Scotland and he grew up in Dollar, Clackmannanshire (his father's home town) and obtained an MD from Edinburgh University in 1858. (His MD thesis was on psoriasis and lepra.) In 1859 he took a position as a ship's doctor and went to South America. He arrived in Callao on the first steam-powered ship to arrive there from Europe and decided to remain in South America. In 1861 he moved to Arequipa (Peru) where he practiced medicine until his death in 1926.

Panoramic view of Arequipa from Hunter District below.


  1. (Spanish) Municipalidad Distrital de Jacobo Hunter, Municipalidad Distrital Jacobo Hunter, Retrieved November 28, 2007.

Coordinates: 16°19′40″S 71°35′45″W / 16.32778°S 71.59583°W / -16.32778; -71.59583

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