Main square of Azángaro
|• Mayor||Ruben Pachari Inofuente|
|• Total||533.47 km2 (205.97 sq mi)|
|Elevation||3,850 m (12,630 ft)|
|• Density||30.55/km2 (79.1/sq mi)|
|Time zone||PET (UTC-5)|
The colonial church in Azangaro is known as the golden temple. In the adjacent Plaza San Bernardo, Pedro Vilca Apaza was drawn and quartered for his role as a General in Tupac Amaru II's attempt to liberate Perú from the Spanish government. His last words were, "Por este Sol aprended a morir como yo." After Tupac Amaru II's execution, leadership of the revolution shifted to Azangaro.
The church bell tower, an example of colonial decorative adobe, was much disfigured by rains before recent rains caused a collapse of most of the tower. The gold interior is a magnificent example of rich colonial art. Recently, colonial treasures were robbed from the church.
- (Spanish) Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informática. Banco de Información Digital, Retrieved January 6, 2008
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