Sinqa (Quechua for "nose", Hispanicized spelling Sencca, also Senqa)[2] is a 4,423-metre-high (14,511 ft) mountain in the Andes of Peru northwest of the city of Cusco. It lies in the Cusco Region, Cusco Province, Cusco District, and in the Anta Province, Cachimayo District.[3]

Sinqa
Cuzco (Wanchaq) Station (5687409105).jpg
Sinqa (on the left) as seen from San Pedro station
Highest point
Elevation4,423 m (14,511 ft) [1]
Coordinates13°27′26″S 72°00′20″W / 13.45722°S 72.00556°W / -13.45722; -72.00556Coordinates: 13°27′26″S 72°00′20″W / 13.45722°S 72.00556°W / -13.45722; -72.00556
Naming
Language of nameQuechua
Geography
Sinqa is located in Peru
Sinqa
Sinqa
Peru
LocationPeru, Cusco Region
Parent rangeAndes

Like Pachatusan, Pillku Urqu and Wanakawri, Sinqa is one of the mountains in the vicinity of Cusco which have been venerated as apus (sacred mountains).[4]

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  1. ^ PNUD-INDECI, Estudio del Mapa de Peligros de la Ciudad del Cusco, Proyecto: Ciudades Sostenibles. Cusco 2004 (in Spanish)
  2. ^ Teofilo Laime Acopa, Diccionario Bilingüe, Iskay simipi yuyay k'ancha, Quechua – Castellano, Castellano – Quechua (Quechua-Spanish dictionary)
  3. ^ escale.minedu.gob.pe - UGEL map of the Cusco Province (Cusco Region) (unnamed, 4,400 m, southeast of "Cerro Senja")
  4. ^ Germán Zecenarro Benavente, Apus tutelares y asentamientos del Cusco preinka, Boletín de Arqueología PUCP, No. 7, 2003, 387-405 (in Spanish)