Ananea District

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Ananea

Distrito de Ananea
La Rinconada with Awchita in the background
La Rinconada with Awchita in the background
Country Peru
RegionPuno
ProvinceSan Antonio de Putina
FoundedMay 2, 1854
CapitalAnanea
Government
 • MayorSamuel Chambi Sánchez
Area
 • Total939.56 km2 (362.77 sq mi)
Elevation
4,660 m (15,290 ft)
Population
 • Total19,132
 • Density20/km2 (53/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (PET)
UBIGEO211002

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

Geography

The Apolobamba mountain range traverses the district. One of the highest peaks of the district is Palumani at 5,723 m (18,776 ft) above sea level. Other mountains are listed below:[2]

History

Ananea District was created on May 2, 1854.

Ethnic groups

The people in the district are mainly indigenous citizens of Quechua descent. Quechua is the language which the majority of the population (57.88%) learnt to speak in childhood, 36.50% of the residents started speaking using the Spanish language (2007 Peru Census).[3]

Mayors

Festivities

See also

References

  1. ^ (in Spanish) Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informática. Banco de Información Distrital Archived April 23, 2008, at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved April 11, 2008.
  2. ^ escale.minedu.gob.pe/ UGEL map Putina Province (Puno Region)
  3. ^ inei.gob.pe Archived January 27, 2013, at the Wayback Machine INEI, Peru, Censos Nacionales 2007, Frequencias: Preguntas de Población: Idioma o lengua con el que aprendió hablar (in Spanish)