Juliaca, San Roman Province, Puno Region, Peru

🇵🇪 Juliaca is the capital of San Roman Province in the Puno Region of south-eastern Peru. It is the region's largest city. On the Altiplano, Juliaca is 3,825 metres above sea level, is located on the Collao Plateau and is north-west of Lake Titicaca. It is the largest trade centre in the Puno region. Juliaca is near Lake Chacas, the Maravillas river, and near the ruins of Sillustani. The city hosts Juliaca's Carnival each year between February and March. During this very popular event participants, dressed in colorful costumes, gather on the streets to dance in the style of the Collao Plateau. Saint Sebastian's feast is celebrated on 20 January of every year. Juliaca's citizens rely on cars, trains, and bicycles. It is a major transit point in the region and has strong ties with Peru's southern cities, including Arequipa, Puno, Tacna, Cuzco, Ilo, and with La Rinconada and Bolivia. It is nicknamed "The Windy City", because of the city's location on the windy Collao Plateau. It is also called the "Sock City" or "Knitting City" because Juliaca was a major centre of sock, sweater, and handicraft production. Now the production of clothes, wool and fabrics are industrial processes. It is also home to Inca Manco Capac Airport, the region's main airport.

Economy Juliaca is a large trade centre for goods and services, and is considered the financial capital of the Puno region. Trade is its principal economic activity, comprising 26.5% of the Labor force. In 2008, Juliaca had 15,439 commercial establishments, which amounts to 41% of trade done in the Puno region. It is the commercial hub for the La Rinconada high-altitude city of informal gold mining. The city of Juliaca has become a centre of capital investment. As a result, poverty has been reduced, and increased per capita income has come to some of its residents.

Juliaca, San Roman Province, Puno Region, Peru 

Juliaca has a population of over 276,110 people. It is estimated there are around 15,439 businesses in Juliaca

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