La Unión Province, Peru

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La Unión
Province
Sulimana volcano, La Unión Province
Sulimana volcano, La Unión Province
Location of La Unión in the Arequipa Region
Location of La Unión in the Arequipa Region
Country Peru
Region Arequipa
Capital Cotahuasi
Area
 • Total 4,746.4 km2 (1,832.6 sq mi)
Elevation 2,388 m (7,835 ft)
Population
 • Total 15,662
 • Density 3.3/km2 (8.5/sq mi)
UBIGEO 0408
Website www.municotahuasi.gob.pe

La Unión is a province of the Arequipa Region in Peru. Its seat is Cotahuasi.

Geography[edit]

The Wansu mountain range traverses the province. One of the highest peaks of the province is Sulimana at 6,093 metres (19,990 ft). Other mountains are listed below:[1]


Political division[edit]

The province is divided into eleven districts which are

Ethnic groups[edit]

The people in the province are mainly indigenous citizens of Quechua descent. Quechua is the language which the majority of the population (59.18%) learnt to speak in childhood, 40.06% of the residents started speaking using the Spanish language (2007 Peru Census).[2]

See also[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ escale.minedu.gob.pe - UGEL map of the Chumbivilcas Province (Cusco Region)
  2. ^ inei.gob.pe INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007

External links[edit]


Coordinates: 15°03′34″S 72°41′28″W / 15.059567°S 72.691083°W / -15.059567; -72.691083