Potoni District

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Country  Peru
Region Puno
Province Azángaro
Founded May 2, 1854
Capital Potoni
 • Mayor Seferino Quispe Turpo
 • Total 602.95 km2 (232.80 sq mi)
Elevation 4,148 m (13,609 ft)
Population (2005 census)
 • Total 6,242
 • Density 10/km2 (27/sq mi)
Time zone PET (UTC-5)
UBIGEO 210209

Potoni District is one of fifteen districts of the province Azángaro in Peru.[1]

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 (91.95%) learnt to speak in childhood, 7.92% of the residents started speaking using the Spanish language (2007 Peru Census).[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ (Spanish) Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informática. Banco de Información Distrital. Retrieved April 11, 2008.
  2. ^ inei.gob.pe INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007, Frequencias: Preguntas de Población: Idioma o lengua con el que aprendió hablar (in Spanish)

Coordinates: 14°20′10″S 70°06′01″W / 14.33611°S 70.10028°W / -14.33611; -70.10028