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Islay Province

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Islay Province

Not to be confused with Islay.
Coat of arms of Islay
Coat of arms
Arequipa Region
Country Peru
Region Arequipa
Capital Mollendo
 • Mayor Miguel Roman Valdivia (2007)
 • Total 3,886.49 km2 (1,500.58 sq mi)
 • Total 51,328
 • Density 13/km2 (34/sq mi)

Islay Province is the smallest of eight provinces in the Arequipa Region of Peru.

Political division

The province is divided into six districts which are:

Ethnic groups

The province is inhabited by indigenous citizens of Aymara and Quechua descent. Spanish, however, is the language which the majority of the population (85.11%) learnt to speak in childhood, 10.59% of the residents started speaking using the Quechua language and 3.24% using Aymara (2007 Peru Census).[1]


External links

  • (Spanish) Official website

Coordinates: 17°01′11″S 72°00′58″W / 17.019836°S 72.016052°W / -17.019836; -72.016052

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