Cotahuasi canyon with the village of Cotahuasi and the mountain Wiñaw (on the right) as seen from the southwest
| • ||Justo Pastor Totocayo Garate|
|• Total||166.5 km2 (64.3 sq mi)|
|Elevation||2,683 m (8,802 ft)|
|• Density||18/km2 (46/sq mi)|
Cotahuasi is placed in the highest Andean place of Arequipa's department, in the Peruvian south. This province is characterized by its steep relief: cut here and as far back as rivers and gullies, with an altitud that different between the 1,000 and the 6,093 m.s.n.m., with 19 ecological floors. Its rural and isolated nature has made it so that its traditional customs and peoples have not gotten lost, such as has happened in neighboring provinces.