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Puno(po͞o`nō), city (1993 pop. 97,796), alt. 12,648 ft (3,855 m), capital of Puno dept., SE Peru, on an embayment of Lake TiticacaTiticaca
, lake, c.3,200 sq mi (8,290 sq km), 110 mi (177 km) long, and c.900 ft (270 m) deep at at its deepest point, in the Andes Mts., on the Bolivia-Peru border; second largest freshwater lake in South America and the world's highest large lake (c.
..... Click the link for more information. . It is a commercial, tourist, and transportation center of SE Peru. Wool is exported. Historical landmarks include a cathedral and many native ruins. Puno is also an archaeological center for the exploration of ancient villages of indigenous peoples. A technical institute is located in the city.
a city in southeastern Peru and capital of Puno Department. Population, 41,200 (1972). Situated on the western shore of Lake Titicaca, Puno is Peru’s main port on the lake. It is the terminus of the Mollendo-Puno railroad. A significant portion of Bolivia’s export-import cargo passes through the city. Puno has a shipyard and light-industry enterprises. There is a university in the city.