Puka Qaqa (Recuay)

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Puka Qaqa (Quechua puka red, qaqa rock,[2] "red rock", Hispanicized spelling Pucaccaca) is a 4,640-metre-high (15,220 ft) mountain in the Cordillera Negra in the Andes of Peru. It is situated in the Ancash Region, Recuay Province, on the border of the districts of Huayllapampa and Marca. Puka Qaqa lies southwest of Qulluta and Minas Hirka.[3]

Puka Qaqa
Puka Qaqa is located in Peru
Puka Qaqa
Puka Qaqa
Highest point
Elevation4,640 m (15,220 ft) [1]
Coordinates10°01′39″S 77°28′27″W / 10.02750°S 77.47417°W / -10.02750; -77.47417Coordinates: 10°01′39″S 77°28′27″W / 10.02750°S 77.47417°W / -10.02750; -77.47417
LocationPeru, Ancash Region
Parent rangeAndes, Cordillera Negra


  1. ^ "South America Maps". Defense Mapping Agency, Hydrographic/Topographic Center, Washington, D.C. Retrieved October 1, 2015.
  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 Recuay Province (Ancash Region)

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