Sandia Province

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Sandia
Province
The lake Quchak'uchu in the Parambuco District
The lake Quchak'uchu in the Parambuco District
Coat of arms of Sandia
Coat of arms
Location of Sandia in the Puno Region
Location of Sandia in the Puno Region
Country Peru
Region Puno
Capital Sandia
Government
 • Mayor Angel Mario Quispe Quispe
Area
 • Total 11,862.41 km2 (4,580.10 sq mi)
Elevation 2,178 m (7,146 ft)
Population
 • Total 65,431
 • Density 5.5/km2 (14/sq mi)
UBIGEO 2112
Website www.munisandia.gob.pe

Sandia Province is a province of the Puno Region in Peru.[1] The capital of the province is the city of Sandia.

Political division[edit]

The province measures 11,862.41 square kilometres (4,580.10 sq mi) and is divided into ten districts:

District Mayor Capital Ubigeo
Alto Inambari Juan Lipa Calla Massiapo 211209
Cuyocuyo Zacarias Santamaria Paye Cuyocuyo 211202
Limbani Percy Fermin Soncco Quispe Limbani 211203
Patambuco Angel Silvestre Ochoa Colque Patambuco 211204
Phara Alfredo Paredes Meza Phara 211205
Quiaca Concepcion Mamani Condori Quiaca 211206
San Juan del Oro Cesar Zegarra Lipa San Juan del Oro 211207
San Pedro de Putina Puncu Ernesto Yujra Enriquez Putina Punco 211210
Sandia Angel Mario Quispe Quispe Sandia 211201
Yanahuaya Ivan Rufino Calderon Bernal Yanahuaya 211208

Ethnic groups[edit]

The people in the province are mainly indigenous citizens of Aymara and Quechua descent. Quechua is the language which the majority of the population (53.86%) learnt to speak in childhood, 35.51% of the residents started speaking using the Spanish language and 10.49% using Aymara (2007 Peru Census).[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (Spanish) Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informática. Banco de Información Digital, Retrieved November 7, 2007
  2. ^ inei.gob.pe INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007

External links[edit]


Coordinates: 14°14′54″S 69°25′52″W / 14.248245°S 69.431019°W / -14.248245; -69.431019