Puno Province

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This article is about the Province of Puno. For its capital city, see Puno. For other uses, see Puno (disambiguation).
Puno
Province
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
Country Peru
Region Puno
Founded March 16, 1956
Capital Puno
Government
 • Mayor Luis Butron Castillo (2007)
Area
 • Total 6,494.76 km2 (2,507.64 sq mi)
Elevation 3,827 m (12,556 ft)
Population (2007)
 • Total 229 236
UBIGEO 2101
Website www.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. This province is the economic powerhouse of the region.

Political division[edit]

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

Geography[edit]

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

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 INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007


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