Huancané Province

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Huancané
Wanqani
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Huancané
Location of the province Huancane in Puno.svg
Location of Huancané
Wanqani in the Puno Region
Country Peru
Region Puno
FoundedSeptember 19, 1827
Capital Huancané
Government
  MayorAlex Gómez Pacoricona
Area
  Total2,805.85 km2 (1,083.34 sq mi)
Elevation
3,809 m (12,497 ft)
Population
  Total74,542
  Density27/km2 (69/sq mi)
UBIGEO 2106
Websitewww.mphuancane.pe.nu

Huancané Province (from Aymara Wanqani Loudspeaker.svg listen  , meaning "the one with big stones") is a province of the Puno Region in Peru. [1] The capital of the province is the city of Huancané.

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Geography

One of the highest peaks of the district is Khawayuni at approximately 5,000 m (16,000 ft). Other mountains are listed below: [2]

Political division

The province measures 2,805.85 square kilometres (1,083.34 sq mi) and is divided into eight districts:

DistrictMayorCapital Ubigeo
Cojata Hector Exaltacion Montesinos AliagaCojata210602
Huancané Alex Gomez Pacoricona Huancané 210601
Huatasani Miguel Condori CondoriHuatasani210603
Inchupalla Juan Sucasaire AquiseInchupalla210604
Pusi Elias Quiroga Gutierrez Pusi 210605
Rosaspata Clodoaldo Poma CastroRosaspata210606
Taraco Efrain Vilca CallataTaraco210607
Vilque Chico Hilario Ramos SallucaVilque Chico210608

Ethnic groups

The people in the province are mainly indigenous citizens of Aymara and Quechua descent. Aymara is the language which the majority of the population (53.26%) learnt to speak in childhood, 30.82% of the residents started speaking using the Quechua language and 15.70% using Spanish (2007 Peru Census). [3]

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References

  1. (in Spanish) Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informática. Banco de Información Digital Archived 2008-04-23 at the Wayback Machine , Retrieved January 2, 2008
  2. escale.minedu.gob.pe/ UGEL map Huancané Province (Puno Region)
  3. inei.gob.pe Archived 2013-01-27 at the Wayback Machine INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007

Coordinates: 15°12′08″S69°45′41″W / 15.20222°S 69.76139°W / -15.20222; -69.76139