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Machupicchu (from Quechua Machu Pikchu,[1] "old peak")[2] is one of seven districts of the Urubamba Province in Peru.[3] Its seat is the village of Machupicchu.[4]

Machupicchu
Machu Pikchu
District
The archaeological site of Machu Pikchu in the Machupicchu District
The archaeological site of Machu Pikchu in the Machupicchu District
Machupicchu is located in Peru
Machupicchu
Machupicchu
Location of Machupicchu in the Urubamba province
Coordinates: Coordinates: 13°09′17″S 72°31′31″W / 13.1547°S 72.5253°W / -13.1547; -72.5253
Country  Peru
Region Cusco
Province Urubamba
Founded October 1, 1941
Capital Machupicchu
Government
 • Mayor Edgar Domingo Miranda Quiñones
Area
 • Total 271.44 km2 (104.80 sq mi)
Elevation 2,060 m (6,760 ft)
Population (2005 census)
 • Total 3,436
 • Density 13/km2 (33/sq mi)
Time zone UTC-5 (PET)
UBIGEO 081304

GeographyEdit

The Urupampa and Willkapampa mountain ranges traverse the district. Some of the highest mountains of the district are listed below:[5]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Nonato Rufino Chuquimamani Valer, Carmen Gladis Alosilla Morales, Victoria Choque Valer: Qullaw Qichwapa Simi Qullqan. Lima, 2014 p. 70
  2. ^ Teofilo Laime Acopa, Diccionario Bilingüe, Iskay simipi yuyay k'ancha, Quechua – Castellano, Castellano – Quechua.
  3. ^ (in Spanish) Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informática. Banco de Información Distrital Archived 2008-04-23 at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved April 11, 2008.
  4. ^ spij.minjus.gob.pe Ley 9396 (Law 9396 of October 1, 1941) (in Spanish): "... El nuevo distrito que se crea por la presente ley se denominará Machupicchu y tendrá por capital la población de este nombre que se ha formado alrededor de la actual Estación de Machupicchu. ..."
  5. ^ escale.minedu.gob.pe - UGEL map of the La Convención Province 1 (Cusco Region)