- Puno has been designated to become a Special Economic Zone or “Zona Ecomomica” by Peru’s president, Alan Garcia.
- The area surrounding the city of Puno was where the Aymara civilization started.
- Puno has been named the “Capital folklórica del Perú” (folklore capital of Peru) from its wealth of artistic and cultural expressions, particularly dance.
- Knitting and textile arts have been practiced for thousands of years by both the men and women equally on the island of Taquile, (Isla Taquile) in the middle of Lake Titicaca.
- Language: Spanish
- City Population:100,168
- Elev: 3,860m/12,421ft
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- Time Zone: UTC-5 UTC