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Puno Region

Regional logo
Location of the Puno region in Peru
See other Peruvian regions
President David Jiménez Sardón
Capital Puno
Largest city Juliaca
Area 66,997 km²
Population (as of the 2005 Census)
Population
  - Total
  - Density

1,245,508
18.6/km²
Subdivisions 13 provinces and 108 districts
Elevation
  - Lowest
  - Highest

820 m (Lower Lanlacuni)
4725 m (San Antonio de Esquilache)
Latitude
Longitude
13°00' to 17°08' S
71°08' to 68°50' W
Main resources Quinoa; it is also the nation's largest producer of sheep, alpacas and llamas.
Poverty rate 78%
Percentage of country's GDP 2.2%
Codes
Dialing code 051
ISO 3166-2 PE-PUN
UBIGEO 21
Official website
www.regionpuno.gob.pe

Puno is a region in southeastern Peru. It is bordered by Bolivia on the east, the Madre de Dios Region on the north, the Cusco and Arequipa regions on the west, the Moquegua Region on the southwest, and the Tacna Region on the south. Its capital is the city of Puno, which is located on Lake Titicaca in the geographical region known as the Altiplano or high sierra. Nickname: 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... The crash site. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Political division of Peru has changed from time to time, beginning during the time after the nation obtained independence from Spain, until the present-day country. ... President is a title held by many leaders of organizations, companies, trade unions, universities, and countries. ... Not to be confused with capitol. ... Nickname: 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... Juliaca is a city in Peru, located about 3,800 meters above sea level. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... The Peru 2005 Census was a detailed enumeration of the Peruvian population. ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... This article is about the geographical term. ... Longitude is the east-west geographic coordinate measurement most commonly utilized in cartography and global navigation. ... Rainforest on Fatu-Hiva, Marquesas Islands Natural resources are naturally occurring substances that are considered valuable in their relatively unmodified (natural) form. ... Binomial name Willd. ... Species See text. ... This article is about a breed of domesticated ungulates. ... For other uses, see Llama (disambiguation). ... A boy from an East Cipinang trash dump slum in Jakarta, Indonesia shows what he found. ... A telephone numbering plan is a plan for allocating telephone number ranges to countries, regions, areas and exchanges and to non-fixed telephone networks such as mobile phone networks. ... ISO 3166-2 is the second part of the ISO 3166 standard. ... Ubigeo is the coding system for geographical locations (Spanish: Código Ubicacíon Geografica) in Peru used by the National Statistics Institute (Spanish: Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informática INEI[1] to code the first-level administrative subdivision: regions (Spanish: regiones, singular: región), the second-level administrative... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... Perus territory, according to the Regionalization Law which was passed on November 18th, 2002, is divided into 25 regions (regiones; singular: región). ... Madre de Dios is a region in southeastern Peru, bordering Brazil, Bolivia and the Peruvian regions of Puno, Cusco and Ucayali. ... See other Peruvian regions President Carlos R. Cuaresma Capital Cusco Area 71,986. ... Arequipa is a region in southwestern Peru. ... Moquegua is one of the 25 regions of Peru. ... Tacna is Perus southernmost region. ... Nickname: 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... Lake Titicaca sits 3,812 m (12,507 feet) above sea level making it the highest commercially navigable lake in the world. ... Puno, Peru, is one of larger cities of the Altiplano. ...

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Geography

Lake Titicaca, which is partly located in the Puno Region
Lake Titicaca, which is partly located in the Puno Region

The Puno region is located in the Collao Plateau. The western part of Lake Titicaca, which is the world's highest navigable lake, is located in the region. The Andean mountains make up 70% of the region's territory, and the rest is covered by the Amazon rainforest. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 768 pixel, file size: 424 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Puno Region ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 768 pixel, file size: 424 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Puno Region ... Lake Titicaca sits 3,812 m (12,507 feet) above sea level making it the highest commercially navigable lake in the world. ... This article is about the mountain system in South America. ... Map of the Amazon rainforest ecoregions as delineated by the WWF. Yellow line encloses the Amazon rainforest. ...


The climate is cold and dry, with a four-month rain season. On the other hand, the climate of the rainforest is warm. The water resources are taken from the Lake Titicaca, 50 lagoons and more than 300 rivers. There is also an important potential in underground waters.


Political division

The region is divided into 13 provinces (provincias, singular: provincia), which are composed of 107 districts (distritos, singular: distrito). The provinces, with their capitals in parenthesis, are:

  • Azángaro (Azángaro)
  • Carabaya (Macusani)
  • Chucuito (Juli)
  • El Collao (Ilave)
  • Huancane (Huancane)
  • Lampa (Lampa)
  • Melgar (Ayaviri)
  • Moho (Moho)
  • Puno (Puno)
  • San Antonio de Putina (Putina)
  • Sandia (Sandia)
  • San Román (Juliaca)
  • Yunguyo (Yunguyo)

Azángaro Province is a province of the Puno Region in Peru. ... Huancane is the capital of the province of Huancane. ... Lampa province is one of the constitutive provinces of Puno region in the Andean South American republic of Peru. ... http://www. ... Puno is a province in the Puno Region, in southeastern Peru. ... Nickname: 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... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Sandia Province is a province of the Puno Region in Peru. ... San Román is a province in the Puno Region of Peru. ... Juliaca is a city in Peru, located about 3,800 meters above sea level. ... Street in Yunguyo leading to the border crossing to Bolivia Yunguyo is a city in the Puno Region in southeastern Peru. ...

History

In ancient times, the Collao plateau was inhabited by Aymara groups (Collas, Zapanas, Kallahuayos and Lupacas). The Quechuas came later. The Aymara are a native ethnic group in the Andes region of South America; about 2. ... Quechua (Standard Quechua, Runasimi Language of People) is an Native American language of South America. ...


According to chronicler Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, these ancient times coincide with the legend of Manco Capac and Mama Ocllo, who emerged from the waters of Lake Titicaca to found the Inca Empire. Garcilaso de la Vega, (b. ... Categories: Historical stubs | Inca emperors ... In Inca mythology, Mama Ocllo was deified as a mother and fertility goddess. ... For the a general view of Inca civilisation, people and culture, see Incas. ...


The Aymara culture, also known as Putina, was the most important and influential pre-Hispanic culture in the region. The Aymara are a native ethnic group in the Andes region of South America; about 2. ... Motto (Latin) Further Beyond Anthem  1(Spanish) Royal March Spain() – on the European continent() – in the European Union() Capital (and largest city) Madrid Official languages Spanish2 Demonym Spanish, Spaniard Government Constitutional monarchy  -  Head of State King Juan Carlos I  -  President of the Government Formation 15th century   -  Dynastic union 1516   -  Unification...


During the Viceroyship, Puno was the obliged route for travelers going to Potosí, Bolivia. 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. Potosí is a city, the capital of the department of Potosí in Bolivia. ... 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 (Carlos Segundo) (November 6, 1661, Madrid - November 1, 1700, Madrid) was King of Spain, Naples, Sicily, nearly all of Italy (except Piedmont, the Papal States and Venice), and Spains overseas Empire, stretching from Mexico to the Philippines. ...


In 1870, the railway route Arequipa-Puno was installed and navigation in Lake Titicaca started. For the cactus genus, see Oreocereus. ...


In 2007, a meteorite landed here, rupturing a natural deposit of arsenic, sickening the locals.


Current Events

In March 2008, the regional President, Hernan Fuentes, declared that he seeks to push for the region's secession from Peru in order to establish an independent state. Fuentes has refused to help his local government organize a nationwide test for public sector teachers and promotes the cultivation of the coca leaf, often used to make cocaine. Peruvian Prime Minister Jorge del Castillo has stated that promoting the breakup of Peru was "an act of sedition." Jorge Alfonso Alejandro del Castillo Gálvez (Lima, July 2, 1950) is a Peruvian lawyer and politician. ...


Government officials allege Fuentes to be ideologically close to Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and to Bolivian President Evo Morales. President Hugo Chávez Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías (born July 28, 1954) has been the President of Venezuela since 1999. ... Juan Evo Morales Ayma (born October 26, 1959 in Orinoca, Oruro), popularly known as Evo (pronounced ), is the President of Bolivia, and has been declared the countrys first indigenous head of state since the Spanish Conquest over 470 years ago. ...

Image File history File links Flag_of_Peru_(state). ... The Subdivisions of Peru have changed from time to time, since the nation gained independence from Spain in the early 19th century. ... Amazonas is a region in northern Peru. ... See other Peruvian regions President Ricardo Narváez Soto Capital Huaraz Largest city Chimbote Area 35,039. ... See other Peruvian regions President Luis Barra Capital Abancay Area 20,895. ... Arequipa is a region in southwestern Peru. ... Ayacucho is a region of Peru, located in the south-central Andes of the country. ... Cajamarca is a department in Peru. ... See other Peruvian regions President Alexander Kouri Bumachar Capital Callao Area 146. ... See other Peruvian regions President Carlos R. Cuaresma Capital Cusco Area 71,986. ... Huancavelica is a department in Peru. ... Huánuco is a region in central Peru. ... Ica is a region in Peru. ... Junín is a region in the central highlands of Peru. ... La Libertad is a region in northwestern Peru. ... Lambayeque is a region in northwestern Peru, known for its rich Chimú and Moche historical past. ... The Lima Region, also known as Lima Provincias, is one of twenty-five regions in Peru. ... See other Peruvian regions President Robinson Rivadeneira Capital Iquitos Area 368,851. ... Madre de Dios is a region in southeastern Peru, bordering Brazil, Bolivia and the Peruvian regions of Puno, Cusco and Ucayali. ... Moquegua is one of the 25 regions of Peru. ... Pasco is a department in Peru. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... San Martín is a region in Peru. ... Tacna is Perus southernmost region. ... Tumbes is a coastal region in northwestern Peru. ... Categories: Stub | Departments of Peru ... Lima Province is located in the central coast of Peru and is the only province in the country not belonging to any of the twenty-five regions. ...

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Puno at AllExperts (338 words)
Today, Puno is an important agricultural and livestock region; particularly of South American camelids (llamas and alpacas) which graze on its immense plateaus and plains.
Puno is surrounded by 41 floating islands, and to this day Uros still depend on the lake for their survival.The area surrounding the city was where the Aymara civilization started.
Puno is served by the Inca Manco Capac International Airport in nearby Juliaca.
Puno: Instituto de Educación Rural Waqrani/ Caught in the Crossfire / g c i 275 (5543 words)
When Puno seemed to be a powder-keg in 1986, its bishops and prelates intervened directly with President García to convince him that a restructuring of land distribution in Puno was a prerequisite for pacifying the area.
A conference, called "Puno Wants Peace" in August, 1986, focused national attention on the region when the threat of a militarization of the region, rising para-military activity against the Church and centers and the land issue were close to pushing Puno over the brink (mid-1986).
The Puno region is culturally distinct from the Andes on the other side of La Raya pass on the frontier with Cusco.
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