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Encyclopedia > Arequipa region
Arequipa
Location of the Cusco region in Peru
See other Peruvian regions
President Daniel Vera
Capital Arequipa
Area 63,345.39 km²
Population
  - Total
  - Density

1 140 214 (2005 Official census)
17.4/km²
Subdivisions 8 provinces and 109 districts
Elevation
  - Lowest
  - Highest

0 m (sea level)
4525 m (San Antonio de Chuca)
Latitude
Longitude
14°36'06" to 17°16'54" S
70°50'24" to 75°05'52" W
Main resources Wheat, cotton, rice, onion,
garlic, quinoa seed fruits,
milk.
Poverty rate 44.1%
Percentage of country's GDP 5.64%
Dialing code 054
ISO 3166-2 PE-ARE
Official website: www.regionarequipa.gob.pe

Arequipa is a region in southwestern Peru. It is bordered by the Ica, Ayacucho, Apurímac and Cusco regions on the north; the Puno Region on the east; the Moquegua Region on the south; and the Pacific Ocean on the west. Its capital, also called Arequipa, is Peru's second-largest city. Spanish King Charles V gave Arequipa the rank of city and this coat of arms in October 7th, 1541. ... Image File history File links Location_of_Arequipa_region. ... The Political division of Peru has changed from time to time, beginning during the time after the nation obtained independence from Spain, until the present-day country. ... President is a title held by many leaders of organizations, companies, trade unions, universities, and countries. ... This article is about a city that serves as a center of government and politics. ... For the cactus genus, see Oreocereus. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... Latitude,usually denoted symbolically by the Greek letter phi, , gives the location of a place on Earth north or south of the equator. ... Longitude is the east-west geographic coordinate measurement most commonly utilized in cartography and global navigation. ... Rainforest on Fatu-Hiva, Marquesas Islands Natural resources are naturally occurring substances that are considered valuable in their relatively unmodified (natural) form. ... Species T. aestivum T. boeoticum T. compactum T. dicoccoides T. dicoccon T. durum T. monococcum T. spelta T. sphaerococcum T. timopheevii References:   ITIS 42236 2002-09-22 For the indie rock group see: Wheat (band). ... Cotton ready for harvest. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Binomial name L. Many plants in the genus Allium are known by the common name onion but, used without qualifiers, it usually refers to Allium cepa. ... Binomial name L. Allium sativum L., commonly known as garlic, is a species in the onion family Alliaceae. ... Binomial name Chenopodium quinoa Willd. ... Popular Japanese fashion magazine throughout the 1990s; the photography of which has recently been reissued in two collections from Phaidon press. ... A glass of cows milk. ... A boy from an East Cipinang trash dump slum in Jakarta, Indonesia shows what he found. ... A telephone numbering plan is a plan for allocating telephone number ranges to countries, regions, areas and exchanges and to non-fixed telephone networks such as mobile phone networks. ... ISO 3166-2 is the second part of the ISO 3166 standard. ... Ica is a region in Peru. ... Ayacucho is a region of Peru, located in the south-central Andes of the country. ... See other Peruvian regions President Luis Barra Capital Abancay Area 20,895. ... See other Peruvian regions President Carlos R. Cuaresma Capital Cusco Area 71,986. ... See other Peruvian regions President David Jiménez Sardón Capital Puno Largest city Juliaca Area 71,999 km² Population   - Total   - Density 1 297 103 (2004 estimate) 18. ... Moquegua is one of the 25 regions of Peru. ... For the cactus genus, see Oreocereus. ...

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Geography

This region has a rough surface which is characterized by heavy layers of volcanic lava covering large areas of its inter-Andean sector. It has deep canyons like the ones formed by the Ocoña and Majes rivers as opposed to medium-altitude plateaus such as La Joya, and high-altitude ones such the Arrieros Pampa and those located in the zones of Chivay, Huambo and Pichucolla. Volcanic cones are seen in this area emerging above the plateaus and forming snowfalls, such as Misti, Chachani, Ampato, Mismi, Solimana and Coropuna. In contrast with these heights, there are deep and impressing canyons, including Majes, Colca, Sihuas and Ocoña where important aspects of the ecological evolution of this zone can be clearly observed. For other uses, see Volcano (disambiguation). ... Look up lava, Aa, pahoehoe in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The word Andean refers to the geographic area in and around the Andes Mountains of South America, and to the indigenous peoples that inhabit the area, such as the Inca. ... The Ocoña River (Spanish: Río Ocoña) is a river located in the Arequipa region in southern Peru. ... Image:NONE Monte Roraima In geology and earth science, a plateau, also called a high plateau or tableland, is an area of highland, usually consisting of relatively flat rural area. ... El Misti (5,822 m) is a stratovolcano located in southern Peru near the city of Arequipa. ... Nevado Chachani is the highest of the volcanoes near the city of Arequipa in southern Peru. ... Ampato is an extinct volcano of 6288m near Arequipa in the Andes of southern Peru. ... Nevado Mismi 15°26. ... Grand Canyon, Arizona Noravank Monastery complex and canyon in Armenia. ... Colca Canyon from Mirador Cruz del Condor, provides an excellent view to watch the condors flight. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


In the Coast, small plateaus and dunes represent characteristics of the desert of Arequipa, like the ones located in the Majes, Sihuas and La Joya pampas which are particularly beautiful and developed. A diagram showing the formation of a dune with a slipface. ...


From a hydrographic point of view, the rivers draining its territory belong mainly to the Pacific watershed but there are also some rivers belonging to the Amazon hydrographic system. Some of the region's main rivers are: Ocoña, Yauca, Camana and Quilca. The starting point of the Amazon River, the longest river on Earth, is located in the Arequipa region. Hydrography focuses on the measurement of physical characteristics of waters and marginal land. ... This article is about the river. ... This article is about the river. ... This article is about Earth as a planet. ...


Points of interest

There are numerous points of interest in the Arequipa region. The three coastal provinces, Caraveli, Camana and Islay all have popular beaches. Various ports can also be found along the coastline, the two most important being Mollendo and Matarani, both in the province of Islay. Beach in Mollendo Mollendo is a town in southern Peru. ... Matarani is a port city in Arequipa Region, Peru. ...


The Colca Canyon, twice as deep as the Grand Canyon, is in the province of Caylloma and the Cotahuasi canyon is in the province of La Union. Colca Valley provides incredible close-up views of majestic Andean condors soaring in their natural habitat. Cotahuasi, at 3535 meters is presently thought to be the deepest canyon in the world. Both canyons offer spectacular scenery and villages as yet unaffected by the modern world. Colca Canyon from Mirador Cruz del Condor, provides an excellent view to watch the condors flight. ... Christmas Day 2006, South Rim The Grand Canyon is a very colorful, steep-sided gorge, carved by the Colorado River in the U.S. state of Arizona. ... Planes view of the Andes, Peru. ... Genera Vultur Gymnogyps Condor is the name for two species of New World vultures, each in a monotypic genus. ... Habitat (which is Latin for it inhabits) is the place where a particular species live and grow. ...


In the province of Castilla, by the town of Corire is Toro Muerto where one can see more than 3,000 petroglyphs. Further to the north, near the town of Andaguas, lies the Valley of Volcanoes where almost 100 cones of various sizes dominate the lava-hardened landscape. Petroglyphs on Newspaper Rock State Historic Monument, southern Utah, USA Petroglyphs are images created by removing part of a rock surfaces by incising, pecking, carving, and abrading. ...


Political division

An Andean condor soars over the Colca Canyon.
An Andean condor soars over the Colca Canyon.
Provinces of the Arequipa region

The region is divided into eight provinces (provincias, singular: provincia), which are composed of 109 districts (distritos, singular: distrito). The provinces, with their capitals in parenthesis, are: Image File history File linksMetadata Condor_flying_over_the_Colca_canyon_in_Peru. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Condor_flying_over_the_Colca_canyon_in_Peru. ... Image File history File links Map-Provinces_of_Arequipa_region. ... Image File history File links Map-Provinces_of_Arequipa_region. ... A province is a territorial unit, almost always a country subdivision. ... Local government areas called districts are used, or have been used, in several countries. ...

  1. Arequipa (Arequipa)
  2. Camaná (Camaná)
  3. Caravelí (Caravelí)
  4. Castilla (Aplao)
  5. Caylloma (Chivay)
  6. Condesuyos (Chuquibamba)
  7. Islay (Mollendo)
  8. La Unión (Cotahuasi)

Arequipa is a province in the Arequipa Region, Peru. ... For the cactus genus, see Oreocereus. ... Camaná is a province in the Arequipa Region, Peru. ... Camaná is a coastal town in the Arequipa Region in southern Peru. ... Caravelí Province is one of eight provinces in the Arequipa Region of Peru. ... Castilla Province is one of eight provinces in the Arequipa Region of Peru. ... Caylloma Province is the largest of eight provinces in the Arequipa Region of Peru. ... Chivay is a town in the Colca Canyon, (Colca Valley), Arequipa, Peru. ... Condesuyos Province is one of eight provinces in the Arequipa Region of Peru. ... Chuquibamba is a district of the province of Chachapoyas, Peru. ... Islay Province is the smallest of eight provinces in the Arequipa Region of Peru. ... Beach in Mollendo Mollendo is a town in southern Peru. ... Peru La Unión Province, Peru Philippines La Union province Category: ...

External links

  • Arequipa region official website (in Spanish)
  • Arequipa monuments, museums and point of interest
  • Peru Info: Arequipa

 
 

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