Puno is a pretty tourist city on the shores of Lake Titicaca on the Altiplano of Peru. It is also the capital and largest city of the Puno Region and the Puno Province. Puno is reflected by the importance on the connection with the Inca, in last times says that Manco Capac, the first Inca, who rose from the waters of Lake Titicaca, under the orders of the Sun God.
The city of Puno is famous for its varied and colorful folk traditions, as it has some of the most dazzling and richest folklore ceremonies around of the continent.
Actually, the city of Puno is an important agricultural and livestock region; particularly of South American camelids (Vicu˝as, alpacas and llamas) which graze on its immense plateaus and plains.
South Andean zone, plateau, 12,555 feet (3,827 m) above sea level.
241.7 miles (389 km) from Cuzco
201.9 miles (325 km) from Arequipa
817 miles (1315 km) from Lima
91,9 miles (148 km) from DesagŘadero (frontier with Bolivia), and 69.6 miles (112 km) from DesagŘadero to La Paz (Bolivia).
Around 91,900 inhabitants
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