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Puno
Puno under afternoon storm clouds.

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Nickname: [1]Capital folklorica del Peru y Sud America
(folkloric capital of Peru and south American)
Location in Peru
Country Peru
Region Puno Region
Province Puno Province
Elevation 3,860 m m (12,421 ft)
Population
 - City 100 168
Time zone UTC-5 (UTC)
Website: PUNO PERU[2]


[3]'Puno' is a city in southeastern [[[Peru]]], located at the edge of Lake Titicaca, the world's highest navigable lake, at 3,860 m (12,421 ft) above sea level. It is also the capital and largest city of the Puno Region and the Puno Province. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2048x1536, 769 KB) View of the city of Puno, Peru. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Image File history File links Location of the city of Puno in Peru Created by Tuomas Carrasco - Mar. ... Puno is a department in Peru. ... Puno is a province in the Puno Region, in southeastern Peru. ... Basic Definition In geography, the elevation of a geographic location is its height above mean sea level (or some other fixed point). ... The or meter (see spelling differences) is a measure of length. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... A time zone is a region of the Earth that has adopted the same standard time, usually referred to as the local time. ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... ... Lake Titicaca is the highest commercially navigable lake in the world[1], at 3,812 m (12,507 feet) above sea level. ... Puno is a department in Peru. ... Puno is a province in the Puno Region, in southeastern Peru. ...


Puno's importance to the vast Inca empire was reflected in a legendary connection. Inca tradition has it that Manco Capac, the first Inca, rose from the waters of Lake Titicaca, under the orders of the Sun God, to start the Inca Empire, which would be centered in the neighboring region and city of Cuzco. Capital Cusco 1197-1533 Vilcabamba 1533-1572 Language(s) Quechua, Aymara, Jaqi family, Mochic and scores of smaller languages. ... Categories: Historical stubs | Inca emperors ... For other meanings of Inca, see Inca (disambiguation). ...


In 1668, viceroy Conde de Lemos established San Juan Bautista de Puno as the capital of the province of Paucarcolla. Later, it was called San Carlos de Puno, in honor of the ruling king, Charles II of Spain. 1668 (MDCLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Wednesday of the 10-day slower Julian calendar). ... Charles II of Spain. ...


From that moment, the town began to change physically, as the Spanish priests, in their eagerness to evangelize the natives, built the churches which still stand today.


This region of Peru is famous for its varied and colorful folk traditions, as it has some of the most dazzling and richest folklore ceremonies to be witnessed in this part of the continent. Folklore is the body of expressive culture, including tales, music, dance, legends, oral history, proverbs, jokes, popular beliefs, customs, material culture, and so forth within a particular population comprising the traditions (including oral traditions) of that culture, subculture, or group. ...


Today, [[4]PUNO] is an important agricultural and livestock region; particularly of South American camelids (llamas and alpacas) which graze on its immense plateaus and plains. South America South America is a continent crossed by the equator, with most of its area in the Southern Hemisphere. ... Species  Lama glama  Lama guanicoe  Vicugna pacos  Vicugna vicugna  Camelus dromedarius  Camelus bactrianus The four llamas and two camels are camelids: members of the biological family Camelidae, the only family in the suborder Tylopoda. ... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article is about a breed of domesticated ungulates. ... Image:NONE Monte Roraima In geology and earth science, a plateau, also called a high plateau or tableland, is an area of highland, usually consisting of relatively flat rural area. ... In geography, a plain is a large area of land with relatively low relief. ...


Puno has been designated to become a Special Economic Zone or "Zona Ecomomica" by its newly elected president, Alan Garcia. A Special Economic Zone (SEZ) is a geographical region that has economic laws different from a countrys typical economic laws. ...


Folkloric capital of Peru and South American

Puno has been named the "[[5]Capital folklórica del Perú y Sud America]" (folkloric capital of Peru and South American) from the wealth of its artistic and cultural expressions, particularly dance. They are most notable during the celebrations of the Feast of the "Virgen de la Candelaria" and the Regional Competition of Autochthonous Dances.


Uros

Uros islands, Lake Titicaca, Puno

Puno's access to Lake Titicaca is surrounded by 41 floating islands. To this day, the Uros people maintain and live on the man-made islands, depending on the lake for their survival. The area surrounding the city was where the Aymara civilization started. Image File history File links Uros island. ... Image File history File links Uros island. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Lake Titicaca is the highest commercially navigable lake in the world[1], at 3,812 m (12,507 feet) above sea level. ... Lake Titicaca is the highest commercially navigable lake in the world[1], at 3,812 m (12,507 feet) above sea level. ... Floating islands are a common natural phenomenon that are found in many parts of the world. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The Aymara are a native ethnic group in the Andes region of South America; about 2. ...


Puno is served by the Inca Manco Capac International Airport in nearby Juliaca. Inca Manco Cápac International Airport (IATA: JUL, ICAO: SPJL), known as Aeropuerto Internacional Inca Manco Cápac in Spanish, is as airport situated in the city of Juliaca, thirty minutes from the city of Puno. ... Juliaca is a city in Peru, located about 3,800 meters above sea level. ...


External links

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Coordinates: 15°50′36″S, 70°01′25″W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Puno - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (311 words)
Before the expansion of the Inca Empire, present-day Puno, in the southernmost part of Peru, was home to the Tiwanaku culture, the apex of Aymara human development, as shown by archaeological remains discovered in the area.
Puno is also believed to have been the cradle of the Inca civilization, as legend has it that Manco Capac, the first Inca, rose from the waters of Lake Titicaca, under the orders of the Sun God, to found the Inca Empire.
Puno is surrounded by 41 floating islands, and to this day Uros still depend on the lake for their survival.
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