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Arichuwa (Aymara or Quechua for a kind of potatoes,[2] Hispanicized spelling Arichua) is a mountain in the Andes of southern Peru, about 5,000 metres (16,404 ft) high. It is situated in the Puno Region, El Collao Province, Santa Rosa District, and in the Chucuito Province, Pisacoma District. Arichuwa lies north of the peaks of Qarwa P'iq'iña.[1]

Arichuwa is located in Peru
Highest point
Elevation5,000 m (16,000 ft) [1]
Coordinates16°49′59″S 69°33′56″W / 16.83306°S 69.56556°W / -16.83306; -69.56556Coordinates: 16°49′59″S 69°33′56″W / 16.83306°S 69.56556°W / -16.83306; -69.56556
LocationPeru, Puno Region, Chucuito Province, El Collao Province
Parent rangeAndes

Arichuwa is also the name of an intermittent stream which originates north of the mountain. It flows to the northwest.[1]


  1. ^ a b c - UGEL map of the El Collao Province (Puno Region)
  2. ^ Ficha tecnologías campesinas, Revalorización del saber local, Sistemas locales de clasificación de papas nativas en el microcentro de diversidad del norte de Potosí-Oruro