San Antonio de Putina Province

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San Antonio de Putina
La Rinconada
Location of San Antonio de Putina in the Puno Region
Location of San Antonio de Putina in the Puno Region
Country Peru
Region Puno
Founded June 12, 1989
Capital Putina
 • Mayor Alex Max Sullca Cáceres
 • Total 3,207.38 km2 (1,238.38 sq mi)
Elevation 3,874 m (12,710 ft)
 • Total 44,853
 • Density 14/km2 (36/sq mi)

San Antonio de Putina Province is a province of the Puno Region in Peru.[1]

Political division[edit]

The province measures 3,207.38 square kilometres (1,238.38 sq mi) and is divided into five districts:

District Mayor Capital Ubigeo
Ananea Crispin Amanqui Rodriguez Ananea 211002
Pedro Vilca Apaza Juan Pablo Salas Chipana Ayrampuni 211003
Putina Alex Max Sullca Caceres Putina 211001
Quilcapuncu Leonardo Lipa Alvarez Quilcapuncu 211004
Sina Marcial Huanca Mamani Sina 211005


The Apolobamba mountain range traverses the province. Wisk'achani (Chawpi Urqu), the highest mountain of the range, lies on the border with Bolivia. Other peaks of the province are listed below:[2]

Ethnic groups[edit]

The people in the province are mainly indigenous citizens of Quechua descent. Quechua is the language which the majority of the population (60.23%) learnt to speak in childhood, 30.24% of the residents started speaking using the Spanish language and 9.37% using Aymara (2007 Peru Census).[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ (Spanish) Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informática. Banco de Información Digital, Retrieved January 2, 2008
  2. ^ UGEL map Putina Province (Puno Region)
  3. ^ INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007

Coordinates: 14°54′50″S 69°52′25″W / 14.91389°S 69.87361°W / -14.91389; -69.87361