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PUNO

Puno is located on the southern highlands of Peru, is a fascinating and vibrant city situated on the shores of Lake Titicaca, the world's highest navigable lake. With a rich cultural heritage dating back to the Inca civilization, Puno is known for its impressive colonial architecture, colorful festivals, and traditional folk music, such as the famous Diablada dance. In addition to its cultural significance, the Puno region also offers breathtaking landscapes, with majestic mountains, vast plains, and the serene blue waters of Lake Titicaca, attracting travelers from around the World. It's a place where history, culture, and nature converge to create an unforgettable experience. Covering an area of 1566.64 hectares, which represents 0.24% of the territory of the province of Puno, it is home to three indigenous peoples: Quechua, Aimara, Uro, with Quechua being the predominant native language in its various dialects. Sixty-three artificial islands, each inhabited by 3 to 5 families, are constructed and roofed with totora reed mats, floating on Lake Titicaca at an altitude of 3,800 meters above sea level or 12,464 ft. Situated between Peru and Bolivia, it has an approximate surface area of 8,490 km2 and a depth of 280 meters or 9,100 ft.

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