Puno Province

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Puno
Puno, the capital of the region, and Lake Titicaca as seen from Puma Uta viewpoint
Puno, the capital of the region, and Lake Titicaca as seen from Puma Uta viewpoint
Location of Puno in the Puno Region
Location of Puno in the Puno Region
CountryPeru
RegionPuno
FoundedMarch 16, 1956
CapitalPuno
Government
 • MayorMartín Ticona Maquera
(2019-2022)
Area
 • Total6,494.76 km2 (2,507.64 sq mi)
Elevation
3,827 m (12,556 ft)
Population
 • Total219,494
 • Density34/km2 (88/sq mi)
UBIGEO2101
Websitewww.munipuno.gob.pe

Puno is a province in the Puno Region, in southeastern Peru. It borders the provinces of Huancane, San Román, El Collao and the Moquegua Region's province of General Sánchez Cerro. Its capital is the city of Puno, which is located at the edge of Lake Titicaca, the world's highest navigable lake. It is the economic powerhouse of the region.

Geography[edit]

Some of the highest mountains of the province are listed below:[1]

Political division[edit]

The province is divided into fifteen districts (Spanish: distritos, singular: distrito):

Ethnic groups[edit]

The province is inhabited by indigenous citizens of Aymara and Quechua descent. Spanish is the language which the majority of the population (45.40%) learnt to speak in childhood, 27.67% of the residents started speaking using the Quechua language and 26.50% using Aymara (2007 Peru Census).[2]

See also[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ escale.minedu.gob.pe - UGEL map of the Puno Province 1 (Puno Region)
  2. ^ inei.gob.pe Archived 2013-01-27 at the Wayback Machine INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007


Coordinates: 15°50′36″S 70°01′25″W / 15.84333°S 70.02361°W / -15.84333; -70.02361