Cusco Region


Cusco Region

Peru region table
name = kuzco

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image_caption = Machu Picchu, the lost city of the Inca


president = Hugo Gonzalez
capital = Cusco
elevation = 3399
largest = Cusco
area = 71,986
pop = 1,171,503
density = 16.3
provinces = 13 provinces and 108 districts
lowest = 532 m (Pilcopata)
highest = 4801 m (Suyckutambi)
areacode = 484
lat = 11º10' to 15º18' S
long = 70º25' to 73º58' W
resources = Gold, maize, barley, quinoa, and tea
poverty = 5.3%
GDPshare = 18%
website = [http://www.regcus.gob.pe www.regcus.gob.pe]
iso = CUS
ubigeo = 08

Cusco (Quechua: "Qusqu suyu") is a region in Peru. It is bordered by the Ucayali Region on the north; the Madre de Dios and Puno regions on the east; the Arequipa Region on the south; and the Apurímac, Ayacucho and Junín regions on the west. Its capital is the city of Cusco, the capital of the Inca Empire.

Political division

The region is divided into 13 provinces ("provincias", singular: "provincia"), which are composed of 108 districts ("distritos", singular: "distrito"). The provinces, with their capitals in parenthesis, are:

* Acomayo (Acomayo)
* Anta (Anta)
* Calca (Calca)
* Canas (Yanaoca)
* Canchis (Sicuani)
* Chumbivilcas (Santo Tomás)
* Cusco (Cusco)
* Espinar (Espinar)
* La Convención (Quillabamba)
* Paruro (Paruro)
* Paucartambo (Paucartambo)
* Quispicanchi (Urcos)
* Urubamba (Urubamba)

External links

* [http://volker.umpfenbach.de/en/reisen/2006peru/2006peru03.htm Travelogue Cusco Region (Sacred Valley of the Incas)]


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