Castilla Province

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Castilla
Coropuna as seen from Tipan
Coropuna as seen from Tipan
Location of Castilla in the Arequipa Region
Location of Castilla in the Arequipa Region
CountryPeru
RegionArequipa
CapitalAplao
Government
 • MayorGilder Edy Medina Collado (2007)
Area
 • Total6,914.48 km2 (2,669.70 sq mi)
Population
(2005 census)
 • Total36,568
 • Density5.3/km2 (14/sq mi)
UBIGEO0404
Websitewww.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