Huancané Province

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Huancané
Wanqani
Province
Huancané
Huancané
Location of HuancanéWanqani in the Puno Region
Location of Huancané
Wanqani in the Puno Region
Country Peru
Region Puno
Founded September 19, 1827
Capital Huancané
Government
 • Mayor Alex Gómez Pacoricona
Area
 • Total 2,805.85 km2 (1,083.34 sq mi)
Elevation 3,809 m (12,497 ft)
Population
 • Total 74,542
 • Density 27/km2 (69/sq mi)
UBIGEO 2106
Website www.mphuancane.pe.nu

Huancané Province (from Aymara Wanqani About this sound listen , meaning "the one with big stones") is a province of the Puno Region in Peru.[1] The capital of the province is the city of Huancané.

Geography[edit]

One of the highest peaks of the district is Khawayuni at approximately 5,000 m (16,000 ft). Other mountains are listed below:[2]

  • Anta Waralla
  • Apachita
  • Aqu Aqu
  • Awqani
  • Chunta Salla
  • Chuwallani
  • Chhuqa Llusk'a
  • Ch'illiw Tira
  • Ch'iyar K'uchu
  • Ch'iyar Salla
  • Jach'a Waylla
  • Janq'u Qala
  • Janq'u Qullu
  • Jaqhi Jaqhini
  • Jichu Qullu
  • Juri Quta
  • Kiswar Qullu
  • K'ank'a Qullu
  • Laram Sillani
  • Lawa Lawani
  • Maych'ani
  • Limani
  • Llallawi
  • Mullu Marka
  • Muru Qullu
  • Pichaqani
  • Pirwa Pirwani
  • Pukara
  • Pura Purani
  • P'unqu Pata
  • Qillwani
  • Qhilla Qhillani
  • Salla Kunka
  • Sillani
  • Turini
  • T'urpu Kunka
  • Upa Uqhu
  • Wallatiri
  • Wara Qullu
  • Waraq Tira
  • Wari Muña
  • Wayllani
  • Wiluyu
  • Wisk'achani

Political division[edit]

The province measures 2,805.85 square kilometres (1,083.34 sq mi) and is divided into eight districts:

District Mayor Capital Ubigeo
Cojata Hector Exaltacion Montesinos Aliaga Cojata 210602
Huancané Alex Gomez Pacoricona Huancané 210601
Huatasani Miguel Condori Condori Huatasani 210603
Inchupalla Juan Sucasaire Aquise Inchupalla 210604
Pusi Elias Quiroga Gutierrez Pusi 210605
Rosaspata Clodoaldo Poma Castro Rosaspata 210606
Taraco Efrain Vilca Callata Taraco 210607
Vilque Chico Hilario Ramos Salluca Vilque Chico 210608

Ethnic groups[edit]

The people in the province are mainly indigenous citizens of Aymara and Quechua descent. Aymara is the language which the majority of the population (53.26%) learnt to speak in childhood, 30.82% of the residents started speaking using the Quechua language and 15.70% using Spanish (2007 Peru Census).[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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


Coordinates: 15°12′08″S 69°45′41″W / 15.20222°S 69.76139°W / -15.20222; -69.76139