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Arequipa (disambiguation)

Arequipa is a major city in Peru.

Arequipa may also refer to:


  • Arequipa Region, Peru
    • Arequipa Province
      • Arequipa District
  • Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Arequipa
  • 737 Arequipa, an asteroid

Other uses:

  • Arequipa (moth)
  • Arequipa Pottery, California, an Arts and Crafts pottery
  • USS Arequipa (AF-31), a stores ship of the United States Navy
  • Boyden Observatory, which was located at Arequipa and often referred to as Arequipa

Arequipa is the capital and largest city of the Arequipa Region and the seat of the Constitutional Court of Peru. It is Peru's second most populous city with 861,145 inhabitants, as well as its third most populous metropolitan area according to the National Institute of Statistics and Informatics (INEI)

Arequipa is the second most industrialized and commercialized city in Peru. Its industrial activity includes manufactured goods and camelid wool products for export. The city has close trade ties with Chile, Bolivia and Brazil.

The city was founded on August 15, 1540, by Garcí Manuel de Carbajal as "Villa Hermosa de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción". During the Colonial period, Arequipa became highly important for its economic prosperity and for its loyalty to the Spanish Crown.

After Peru gained its independence from Spain in 1821, Arequipa acquired greater political significance, and was declared the capital city of Peru from 1835 to 1883.

The historic center of Arequipa spans an area of 332 hectares and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its historic heritage, natural scenery and cultural sites make the city a major tourist destination. Its religious, colonial, and republican architectural styles blend European and native characteristics into a unique style called "Escuela Arequipeña".

Arequipa (moth)

Arequipa is a genus of moths of the Crambidae family. It contains only one species, Arequipa turbatella, which is found in North America, where it has been recorded from Alabama, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, North Carolina, Ohio, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Quebec and West Virginia.

The wingspan is 22–25 mm. The forewings are snow white with two dark brown dots at the end of the cell and one or two dots below the outer fourth of the cell. The hindwings are snow white. Adults are on wing from June to August.