Ananea District

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Distrito de Ananea
La Rinconada with Awchita in the background
La Rinconada with Awchita in the background
Country  Peru
Region Puno
Province San Antonio de Putina
Founded May 2, 1854
Capital Ananea
 • Mayor Samuel Chambi Sánchez
 • Total 939.56 km2 (362.77 sq mi)
Elevation 4,660 m (15,290 ft)
Population (2005 census)
 • Total 19,132
 • Density 20/km2 (53/sq mi)
Time zone PET (UTC-5)
UBIGEO 211002

Ananea District is one of five districts of the San Antonio de Putina Province in Peru.[1]


The Apolobamba mountain range traverses the district. One of the highest peaks of the district is Palumani at 5,723 m (18,776 ft) above sea level. Other mountains are listed below:[2]


Ananea District was created in May 2, 1854.

Ethnic groups[edit]

The people in the district are mainly indigenous citizens of Quechua descent. Quechua is the language which the majority of the population (57.88%) learnt to speak in childhood, 36.50% of the residents started speaking using the Spanish language (2007 Peru Census).[3]


  • 2011-2014: Samuel Ramos Quispe.
  • 2007-2010: Crispín Amanqui Rodríguez.



  1. ^ (in Spanish) Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informática. Banco de Información Distrital Archived April 23, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved April 11, 2008.
  2. ^ UGEL map Putina Province (Puno Region)
  3. ^ Archived January 27, 2013, at the Wayback Machine. INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007, Frequencias: Preguntas de Población: Idioma o lengua con el que aprendió hablar (in Spanish)

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Coordinates: 14°37′57″S 69°26′45″W / 14.6325°S 69.4458°W / -14.6325; -69.4458