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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

Nickname(s): La Ciudad Imperial (The Imperial Ceety)
Destricts o Cuzco
Cusco is located in Peru
Location athin Peru
Coordinates: 13°31′30″S 71°58′20″W / 13.52500°S 71.97222°W / -13.52500; -71.97222
Kintra  Peru
Region Cusco
Province Cusco
Foondit 1100
 • Type Ceety
 • Mayor Luis Florez
 • Tot 70,015 km2 (27,033 sq mi)
Elevation 3,399 m (11,152 ft)
Population 2007
 • Tot 358,935
 • Density 5.1/km2 (13/sq mi)
Time zone PET (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) PET (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 84
Offeecial name: Ceety o Cuzco
Type: Cultural
Criterie: iii, iv
Designatit: 1983 (7t session)
Reference No. 273
State Pairty:  Peru
Region: Laitin Americae an the Caribbean

Cusco (pronounced /ˈkuːskoʊ/ 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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Cusco is twinned wi:[2]

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References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Constitución del Perъ de 1993". Retrieved 22 July 2009. 
  2. "Ciudades Hermanas (Sister Cities)" (in Spanish). Municipalidad del Cusco. Retrieved 23 September 2009. 
  3. "::Bethlehem Municipality::". Retrieved 10 October 2009. 
  4. "Kraków otwarty na świat". Retrieved 19 July 2009.