28 February 2018

#1543 Peru

Cusco (Spanish: CuzcoQuechuaQusqu or QuechuaQosqo, often spelled Cuzco, is a city in southeastern Peru, near the Urubamba Valley of the Andes mountain range. It is the capital of the Cusco Region as well as the Cusco Province. In 2013, the city had a population of 435,114. Located on the eastern end of the Knot of Cuzco, its elevation is around 3,400 m (11,200 ft).

The site was the historic capital of the Inca Empire from the 13th until the 16th-century Spanish conquest. In 1983 Cusco was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It has become a major tourist destination, hosting nearly 2 million visitors a year. The Constitution of Peru designates it as the Historical Capital of Peru.

Date of Inscription on the List of UNESCO WHS: 1983

Thank you, Andrés !

Sent on: January 27, 2018
Received on: February 27, 2018

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