San Antonio de Putina Province

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San Antonio de Putina
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Location of San Antonio de Putina in the Puno Region
Country Peru
Region Puno
FoundedJune 12, 1989
Capital Putina
Government
  MayorAlex Max Sullca Cáceres
(2007-10)
Area
  Total3,207.38 km2 (1,238.38 sq mi)
Elevation
3,874 m (12,710 ft)
Population
  Total44,853
  Density14/km2 (36/sq mi)
UBIGEO 2110
Website www.muniputina.gob.pe

San Antonio de Putina Province is a province of the Puno Region in Peru. [1]

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Political division

The province measures 3,207.38 square kilometres (1,238.38 sq mi) and is divided into five districts:

DistrictMayorCapital Ubigeo
Ananea Crispin Amanqui Rodriguez Ananea 211002
Pedro Vilca Apaza Juan Pablo Salas Chipana Ayrampuni 211003
Putina Alex Max Sullca Caceres Putina 211001
Quilcapuncu Leonardo Lipa Alvarez Quilcapuncu 211004
Sina Marcial Huanca Mamani Sina 211005

Geography

The Apolobamba mountain range traverses the province. Wisk'achani (Chawpi Urqu), the highest mountain of the range, lies on the border with Bolivia. Other peaks of the province are listed below: [2]

Ethnic groups

The people in the province are mainly indigenous citizens of Quechua descent. Quechua is the language which the majority of the population (60.23%) learnt to speak in childhood, 30.24% of the residents started speaking using the Spanish language and 9.37% using Aymara (2007 Peru Census). [3]

See also

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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 Putina Province (Puno Region)
  3. inei.gob.pe Archived 2013-01-27 at the Wayback Machine INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007

Coordinates: 14°54′50″S69°52′25″W / 14.91389°S 69.87361°W / -14.91389; -69.87361