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El Collao Province is a province of the Puno Region in Peru,[1] created in 1992. The capital of the province is the city of Ilave.

El Collao
Location of El Collao in the Puno Region
Location of El Collao in the Puno Region
CountryPeru
RegionPuno
Founded1992
CapitalIlave
Area
 • Total5,600.51 km2 (2,162.37 sq mi)
Population
 • Total76,749
 • Density14/km2 (35/sq mi)
UBIGEO2105

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Political divisionEdit

The province measures 5,600.51 square kilometres (2,162.37 sq mi) and is divided into five districts:

District Mayor Capital Ubigeo
Capazo Eulario Modesto Mayta Ccollo Capazo 210502
Conduriri Pedro Montalico Quenta Conduriri 210505
Ilave Fortunato Calli Incacutipa Ilave 210501
Pilcuyo Isidro Lupaca Ticona Pilcuyo 210503
Santa Rosa Ismael Acero Mamani Mazo Cruz 210504

GeographyEdit

Some of the highest peaks of the province are Panti Usu and Suri. Other mountains are listed below:[2]

Ethnic groupsEdit

The people in the province are mainly indigenous citizens of Aymara descent. Aymara is the language which the majority of the population (76.51%) learnt to speak in childhood, 22.57% of the residents started speaking using the Spanish language and 0.65% using Quechua (2007 Peru Census).[3]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ (in Spanish) Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informática. Banco de Información Digital Archived April 23, 2008, at the Wayback Machine, Retrieved December 29, 2007
  2. ^ escale.minedu.gob.pe - UGEL map of the El Collao Province (Puno Region)
  3. ^ inei.gob.pe Archived January 27, 2013, at the Wayback Machine INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007

Coordinates: 16°05′07″S 69°38′13″W / 16.085278°S 69.637041°W / -16.085278; -69.637041