Puno Province

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Puno
Puno desde el mirador PumaUta.jpg
Puno, the capital of the region, and Lake Titicaca as seen from Puma Uta viewpoint
Location of the province Puno in Puno.svg
Location of Puno in the Puno Region
Country Peru
Region Puno
FoundedMarch 16, 1956
Capital Puno
Government
  MayorMartín Ticona Maquera
(2019-2022)
Area
  Total6,494.76 km2 (2,507.64 sq mi)
Elevation
3,827 m (12,556 ft)
Population
  Total219,494
  Density34/km2 (88/sq mi)
UBIGEO 2101
Website www.munipuno.gob.pe

Puno is a province in the Puno Region, in southeastern Peru. It borders the provinces of Huancane, San Román, El Collao and the Moquegua Region's province of General Sánchez Cerro. Its capital is the city of Puno, which is located at the edge of Lake Titicaca, the world's highest navigable lake. It is the economic powerhouse of the region.

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Geography

Some of the highest mountains of the province are listed below: [1]

Political division

The province is divided into fifteen districts (Spanish: distritos, singular: distrito):

Ethnic groups

The province is inhabited by indigenous citizens of Aymara and Quechua descent. Spanish is the language which the majority of the population (45.40%) learnt to speak in childhood, 27.67% of the residents started speaking using the Quechua language and 26.50% using Aymara (2007 Peru Census). [2]

See also

Sources

  1. escale.minedu.gob.pe - UGEL map of the Puno Province 1 (Puno Region)
  2. inei.gob.pe Archived 2013-01-27 at the Wayback Machine INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007

Coordinates: 15°50′36″S70°01′25″W / 15.84333°S 70.02361°W / -15.84333; -70.02361


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