Cusco

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For ither uises, see Cusco (disambiguation).
Cusco
Cusco / Cuzco (Spanish)
Qosqo (Quechua)
Top: Plaza de Armas, Middle left: Qurikancha, Middle richt: Aerial view o Cusco, Bottom left: Saksaywaman, Bottom richt: Cathedral o Cusco
Top: Plaza de Armas, Middle left: Qurikancha, Middle richt: Aerial view o Cusco, Bottom left: Saksaywaman, Bottom richt: Cathedral o Cusco
Banner o Cusco
Banner
Nickname(s): 
La Ciudad Imperial (The Imperial Ceety)
Destricts o Cuzco
Destricts o Cuzco
Cusco is locatit in Peru
Cusco
Cusco
Location athin Peru
Coordinates: 13°31′30″S 71°58′20″W / 13.52500°S 71.97222°W / -13.52500; -71.97222
Kintra Peru
RegionCusco
ProvinceCusco
Foondit1100
Govrenment
 • TeepCeety
 • MayorLuis Florez
Area
 • Total70,015 km2 (27,033 sq mi)
Elevation
3,399 m (11,152 ft)
Population
2007
 • Tot358,935
 • Density5.1/km2 (13/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (PET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (PET)
Aurie code(s)84
Wabsteidwww.municusco.gob.pe
Offeecial nameCeety o Cuzco
TeepCultural
Criteriaiii, iv
Designatit1983 (7t session)
Reference no.273
State Pairty Peru
RegionLaitin Americae an the Caribbean

Cusco (pronounced /ˈkuːskoʊ/ (deprecatit template) in Inglis, aften spelled Cuzco; in Quechua written Qusqu an pronoonced [ˈqo̝s.qo]) is a ceety in sootheastren Peru, near the Urubamba Valley o the Andes mountain range. It is the caipital o the Cusco Region as well as the Cusco Province. In 2007, the ceety haed a population o 358,935 which is triple the figure o 20 years ago. Locatit on the eastren end o the Knot o Cusco, its altitude is aroond 3,400 m (11,200 ft).

Cusco wis the site o the historic caipital o the Inca Empire an wis declared a Warld Heritage Site in 1983 bi UNESCO. It is a major tourist destination an receives amaist 1.5 million visitors a year. It is designatit as the Historical Caipital o Peru bi the Constitution o Peru.[1]

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Twin touns—Sister ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

Cusco is twinned wi:[2]

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References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Constitución del Perъ de 1993". Pdba.georgetown.edu. Retrieved 22 July 2009. 
  2. "Ciudades Hermanas (Sister Cities)" (in Spanish). Municipalidad del Cusco. Retrieved 23 September 2009. 
  3. "::Bethlehem Municipality::". www.bethlehem-city.org. Retrieved 10 October 2009. 
  4. "Kraków otwarty na świat". www.krakow.pl. Retrieved 19 July 2009.