San Antonio de Putina Province

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

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
CountryPeru
RegionPuno
FoundedJune 12, 1989
CapitalPutina
Government
 • MayorAlex Max Sullca Cáceres
(2007-10)
Area
 • Total3,207.38 km2 (1,238.38 sq mi)
Elevation
3,874 m (12,710 ft)
Population
 • Total44,853
 • Density14/km2 (36/sq mi)
UBIGEO2110
Websitewww.muniputina.gob.pe

Political divisionEdit

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

GeographyEdit

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 groupsEdit

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 alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ (in Spanish) Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informática. Banco de Información Digital Archived 2008-04-23 at the Wayback Machine, Retrieved January 2, 2008
  2. ^ escale.minedu.gob.pe/ UGEL map Putina Province (Puno Region)
  3. ^ inei.gob.pe Archived 2013-01-27 at the Wayback Machine INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007

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