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Peruvian subdivisions


25+1 Regions /
/ Regiones (*)
195 Provinces /
/ Provincias
1833 Districts / Districtos 12 former Regions /
/ Regiones (1989-1992)
(**) Lima 43: Independencia; Lima (Cercado) (**)
Callao 6: Lima
Lima 9: Cañete 128: San Antonio; Santa Cruz de Flores
Loreto 7: 48: Amazonas
Pasco 3: Oxapampa 7: Andrés Avelino
Junín 9: 123: Huancayo
Huánuco 11: 72: Huánuco, Codo del Pozuzo
3: Chavin
Ancash 20: Carhuaz 165: Caraz; Chimbote; Santa Cruz; Santo Toribio; Yuracmarca
Arequipa 8: 107: Jacobo Hunter Arequipa
Piura 8: Huancabamba, Paita; Piura; Sechura; Talara 64: Colan; Huarmaca, Máncora Grau
Tumbes 3: 12:
Apurímac 7: Grau 79: Inka
Cusco 13: 107: Cusco
Madre de Dios 3: 10:
Moquegua 3: Mariscal Nieto 20: Moquegua José Carlos
Puno 13: Chucuito; Melgar; San Román 107: Cupi; Puno; Juliaca; Unicachi
Tacna 4: 26: Tacna
Ayacucho 11: 109: Sucre Los Libertadores
Huancavelica 7: 93:
Ica 5: Chincha; Pisco 43: Ica; Marcona; La Tinguiña
Amazonas 7: Condorcanqui 83: Chachapoyas; Río Santiago Nor Oriental del
Marañon (Renom)
Cajamarca 13: Chota; Cutervo; Jaén 128: Cajamarca, Llapa
Lambayeque 3: 33: Íllimo
San Martín 10: San Martín 77: Banda de Shilcayo Víctor Raúl Haya de la Torre
La Libertad 12: Chepén 80: Trujillo
Ucayalí 4: Coronel Portillo; Padre Abad 14: Manantay Ucayalí
25+1 Regions /
/ Regiones (*)
195 Provinces /
/ Provincias
1833 Districts / Districtos 12 former Regions /
/ Regiones (1989-1992)
  • (*) Named Departments / Departamentos until 2002.
  • (**) These entities are directly dependent from the central government, not from the outlying upper level administrative division.


A Congress press release on line says:

Acto en la Plaza Bolívar lo presidió su titular Antero Flores »« Aquí, cada parlamentario se ubicó al pie de la bandera de la región a la que representa.
meaning «The event in Bolívar Square was presided by its office-holder Antero Flores »« Here each member of Parliament located himself under the flag of the region he represents.». This suggests that all regions have flags.
António Martins, 22 Mar 2006

Luckley my corresponsals in Peru, until now, they can check all the infos mainly in situ (sometimes by telephonic way) and officials errors and missinformations will are discarded. About two doubfoul departamental flag I receive already confirmation (in fact correction) from one of them.
Jaume Ollé, 01 Sep 2000

Today I received information about four of the five unconfirmed departments of Peru. Now I have precise information about the flags of 24 departments (sometimes old and new flags) and lack only one: Pasco.
Jaume Ollé, 09 Sep 2000

Peruvian Vexillological Asociation will start a official sponsored travel though Peru for search for departamental, regional, provincial and districts flags for publish them in a future book. This travel must be for at less three month and we can expect more new flags (note howevher that regional, departamental, several provinces and douzaines of fistrict flags will are published in Flag Report 22 [frp] available already in spanish version).
Jaume Ollé, 20 Apr 2001

I wanted to follow up on a recent Flag post about regional flags in Peru. I have been trying for several years to locate the correct flags of the Regions of Peru (as re-formed in 2003). By accident I located a few more images of regional (or reported) regional flags in the wiki commons.
I am still looking for Ancash, Ayacucho, Cajamarca (need to confirmed), Cusco (confirmed), Huánuco (confirmed), Ica, Junín, Madre de Dios, Piura (confirmed), Puno (confirmed).
FOTW already has Lima Region, Amazonas, Arquipa, Loreto and Tumbes, Tacna, Cajamarca, Moquegua, Lambayeque Regional flags, here are other ones I spotted. Of course these need some more verification but here are links to the images. Not sure if you might want to download the images and send them alone.
Pasco Region
La Libertad Region
Lima ciudad
San Martin Region
Ucayali Region
other local and city flags
Hope these help in the hunt for confirmation and more regional flags for Peru!
Ben Cahoon, 29 April 2009

Jaume Ollé had a chance to look over my Regions of Peru page about the regional flags. Several of the versions of the flags I have posted now (which came from FOTW or wiki) are incorrect. Below is Jaume's review of the Peru Regional flags based on my current page. I thought by sending this to FOTW, it might help others create the missing flags. If I here more form Jaume on the topic I will send them also.

And about Peruvian regions: with the help of a Peruvian friend (a woman) I was able to compile all the regional flags. There's a big problem: sometimes the region flag, the region government flag, or even the regional council are different. Few regions have official flags, but surely all (I'm pending of the confirmation of two) use white flags with arms or logo or the departmental flag. From Internet she found several photos. The following report is based always in photos. I will draw the images when possible.

Ancash: is one of them. My friend is from Ancash (Chimbote) and this year will travel to her home and I will have confirmation. Seems that has a flag blue, white and green but is unknown if is vertical or horizontal, but the parents of my friend say that they never see it and only know the well attested departmental blue flag.

Apurímac: has a new flag with the rainbow colors at hoist, and white with arms at fly. About the plain white flag with arms I don't have photo evidence.

Arequipa: correct, but regional gov. has white with logo.

Ayacucho: in your page is the department flag, used provisory, but now the regional flag is white.

Cajamarca: in your page is the department flag, used provisory, but now the regional flag is white.

Callao: is slightly different, the inscription of the shield is changed to "Region Callao"

Cusco: confirmed

Huancavelica: the flag of regional govern changed, instead the map and llama, now is the logo, but regional council has white flag with map in colors (a color for each province) an inscription semicircular changed to "Consejo Regional"

Huánuco: in your page is the department flag, used provisory, but now the regional flag is very dark blue with logo

Ica: white with arms (I have arms but if bear a inscription is not visible in the photo that I have).

Junín: white with logo

Loreto: in your page is the department flag, but the region adopted some years ago white flag with arms, and more recently green flag with logo (leaving the white flag for the gobierno regional).

Pasco: old flag I see in wikipedia but no photographic confirmation available. New flag is correct. Regional gov has a red flag with a narrow gold frame in four sides, logo in center and above it, in semi circle, "Gobierno regional" in gold.

Piura, Not sure that is the regional flag, but no other know to me.

San Martín: the triangular red-white flag I don't have photo evidence. Before has a vertical green, white, gren. (like Nigeria).

Tacna: correct (using the departmental flag for sure).

Tumbes: in your page is the department flag, but the region use different flag: white with logo. Gobierno regional is using a yellow flag with narrow green frame in four sides, and logo in center, bearing above "Gobierno Regional" (in semicircle) and below "Tumbes."

Ben Cahoon, 12 January 2011