Castilla Province

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Castilla
Province
Coropuna as seen from Tipan
Coropuna as seen from Tipan
Location of Castilla in the Arequipa Region
Location of Castilla in the Arequipa Region
Country Peru
Region Arequipa
Capital Aplao
Government
 • Mayor Gilder Edy Medina Collado (2007)
Area
 • Total 6,914.48 km2 (2,669.70 sq mi)
Population (2005 census)
 • Total 36,568
 • Density 5.3/km2 (14/sq mi)
UBIGEO 0404
Website www.municipiocastilla.gob.pe

Castilla Province is one of eight provinces in the Arequipa Region of Peru. It was named after Ramón Castilla.

Geography[edit]

The Chila mountain range traverses the province. One of the highest mountains of the province is Coropuna at 6,425 m (21,079 ft) above sea level. Other mountains are listed below:[1]

Machuqucha is one of the largest lakes of the province.[1]

Political division[edit]

The province is divided into fourteen districts which are, with its capital in parenthesis:

Ethnic groups[edit]

The province is inhabited by indigenous citizens of Aymara and Quechua descent. Spanish, however, is the language which the majority of the population (79.72%) learnt to speak in childhood, 18.52% of the residents started speaking using the Quechua language and 1.51% using Aymara (2007 Peru Census).[2]

See also[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b escale.minedu.gob.pe - UGEL maps of the Caylloma Province 1 and 2 (Arequipa Region)
  2. ^ inei.gob.pe Archived January 27, 2013, at the Wayback Machine. INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007


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Coordinates: 16°05′10″S 72°29′15″W / 16.086011°S 72.487611°W / -16.086011; -72.487611