Sina District

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Location of Sina in the San Antonio de Putina province
Location of Sina in the San Antonio de Putina province
Country  Peru
Region Puno
Province San Antonio de Putina
Founded May 2, 1854
Capital Sina
 • Mayor Ricardo Flores Hilasaca
 • Total 163.43 km2 (63.10 sq mi)
Elevation 3,229 m (10,594 ft)
Population (2007 census)
 • Total 1,472
 • Density 9.0/km2 (23/sq mi)
Time zone PET (UTC-5)
UBIGEO 211005

Sina District is one of five districts of the San Antonio de Putina Province in the Puno Region of Peru.[1]


The Apolobamba mountain range traverses the district. The highest peaks of the district is Chawpi Urqu at 6,044 m (19,829 ft) above sea level which is also the highest elevation of the range. Other mountains are listed below:[2]


Sina District was created on May 2, 1854.

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 (80.79%) learnt to speak in childhood, 15.54% of the residents started speaking using the Spanish language (2007 Peru Census).[3]


  • 2011-2014: Ricardo Flores Hilasaca.
  • 2007-2010: Marcial Huanca Mamani.



  1. ^ (Spanish) Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informática. Banco de Información Distrital. Retrieved April 11, 2008.
  2. ^ UGEL map Putina Province (Puno Region)
  3. ^ INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007, Frequencias: Preguntas de Población: Idioma o lengua con el que aprendió hablar (in Spanish)

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Coordinates: 14°30′05″S 69°34′30″W / 14.5013°S 69.5749°W / -14.5013; -69.5749