Pukarani (Peru)

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For the mountain in the Oruro Department, Bolivia, see Pukarani (Bolivia). For the town in the La Paz Department, Bolivia, see Pucarani.
Vista panoramica NICASIO.jpg
The village of Nicasio with the mountain Pukarani in the background
Elevation 4,301.9 m (14,114 ft)[1]
Pukarani is located in Peru
Location Peru, Puno Region, Lampa Province
Range Andes
Coordinates 15°14′28″S 70°16′40″W / 15.24111°S 70.27778°W / -15.24111; -70.27778Coordinates: 15°14′28″S 70°16′40″W / 15.24111°S 70.27778°W / -15.24111; -70.27778

Pukarani (Aymara pukara fortress or a mountain of protection,[2] -ni a suffix to indicate ownership, "the one with a fortress", hispanicized spelling Pucarani) is a mountain with an archaeological site of the same name in the Andes of Peru, about 4,301.9 metres (14,114 ft) high. It is located in the Puno Region, Lampa Province, Nicasio District.[3]

The archaeological site of Pukarani was declared a National Cultural Heritage by Resolución Directoral Nacional No. 79.[4] It lies north of the mountain and archaeological site of Intikancha.


  1. ^ "South America Maps". Joint Operations Graphic. Retrieved July 3, 2014. 
  2. ^ Ministerio de Educación, Dirección National de Educación Bilingue Intercultural, Yatiqirinaka Aru Pirwa, Lima, 2005 (Aymara-Spanish dictionary)
  3. ^ escale.minedu.gob.pe - UGEL map of the Lampa Province (Puno Region)
  4. ^ Patrimonio Cultural de la Nación (pdf)