Pukarani (Peru)

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Vista panoramica NICASIO.jpg
The village of Nicasio with Pukarani in the background
Highest point
Elevation 4,301.9 m (14,114 ft) [1]
Coordinates 15°14′28″S 70°16′40″W / 15.24111°S 70.27778°W / -15.24111; -70.27778Coordinates: 15°14′28″S 70°16′40″W / 15.24111°S 70.27778°W / -15.24111; -70.27778
Pukarani is located in Peru
Location Peru, Puno Region, Lampa Province
Parent range Andes

Pukarani (Aymara pukara fortress or a mountain of protection,[2] -ni a suffix to indicate ownership, "the one with a fortress", Hispanicized spelling Pucarani) is a mountain with an archaeological site of the same name in the Andes of Peru, about 4,301.9 m (14,114 ft) high. It is located in the Puno Region, Lampa Province, Nicasio District.[3]

The archaeological site of Pukarani was declared a National Cultural Heritage by Resolución Directoral Nacional No. 79.[4] It lies north of the mountain and archaeological site of Intikancha.


  1. ^ "South America Maps". Joint Operations Graphic. Retrieved July 3, 2014. 
  2. ^ Ministerio de Educación, Dirección National de Educación Bilingue Intercultural, Yatiqirinaka Aru Pirwa, Lima, 2005 (Aymara-Spanish dictionary)
  3. ^ escale.minedu.gob.pe - UGEL map of the Lampa Province (Puno Region)
  4. ^ Patrimonio Cultural de la Nación (pdf)