Pucasaya (Moquegua)

Pucasaya (possibly from Quechua puka red, saya slope,[2] "red slope") is a 5,320-metre-high (17,454 ft) mountain in the Andes of Peru. It is situated southeast of the salt lake named Salinas. The mountain is located in the Moquegua Region, General Sánchez Cerro Province, Matalaque District, southwest of the active Ubinas volcano.[3] Pucasaya lies on the southern border of the buffer zone of the Salinas and Aguada Blanca National Reservation.[1]

Ubinas Volcano, Peru.jpg
Satellite image of the volcano Ubinas (on the left) and Pucasaya (lower left)
Highest point
Elevation5,320 m (17,450 ft) [1]
Coordinates16°27′33″S 70°56′10″W / 16.45917°S 70.93611°W / -16.45917; -70.93611Coordinates: 16°27′33″S 70°56′10″W / 16.45917°S 70.93611°W / -16.45917; -70.93611
Pucasaya is located in Peru
LocationPeru, Moquegua Region, General Sanchez Cerro Province
Parent rangeAndes

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b Valoración del Servicio Ambiental de Provisión de Agua con Base en la Reserva Nacional Salinas y Aguada Blanca - Cuenca del Río Chili, PROFONANPE, Lima, 2007
  2. ^ Teofilo Laime Ajacopa, Diccionario Bilingüe Iskay simipi yuyayk'ancha, La Paz, 2007 (Quechua-Spanish dictionary)
  3. ^ escale.minedu.gob.pe - UGEL map of the General Sánchez Cerro (Moquegua Region)