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General information
Location Cochabamba Department
Country Bolivia
Coordinates 17°36′18″S 65°24′57″W / 17.60500°S 65.41583°W / -17.60500; -65.41583

Inkallaqta (Quechua inka Inca, llaqta place (village, town, city, country, nation),[1] "Inca place", hispanicized spellings Incallacta, Incallajta, Incallakta, Inkallajta, Inkallakta) is a monumental Inca site in central Bolivia. It is located in the Cochabamba Department, Carrasco Province, Pocona Municipality, approximately 130 kilometers east of Cochabamba. It was most recently excavated by Larry Coben.[2]

World Heritage Status[edit]

This site was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List on July 1st, 2003 in the Cultural category.


There is also an opera called "Incallajta" in honor of these ruins. The libretto was written by Norma Méndez de Paz, the music composed by Atiliano Auza León. It is the first Bolivian opera. The premiere was in La Paz, Bolivia in 1980. It will have its reinstatement in September 2010, in Cochabamba, in honor to the Bicentenary of this city. Gastón Paz Zegarra, recognized Bolivian baritone represented the role of Sovereign Inca, role that will repeat in the new version of this opera.


  1. ^ Teofilo Laime Ajacopa, Diccionario Bilingüe, Iskay simipi yuyayk'ancha, Quechua – Castellano, Castellano – Quechua, La Paz 2007 (Quechua-Spanish dictionary): inka. s. Soberano, monarca, supremo jerarca del Tawantinsuyu. llaqta - s País. Nación, región, provincia o territorio, pueblo pequeño. || s. Nación. Conjunto de los habitantes de un territorio. || s. Patria. Lugar, ciudad o país en que se ha nacido. || s. Pueblo. || s. Urbe. Ciudad, en especial populosa.
  2. ^ Larry Coben Archaeology Web Page "Incallajta (Inkallajta, Incallacta, Inkallakta), Bolivia", retrieved on June 27, 2013

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Coordinates: 17°36′18″S 65°24′57″W / 17.605°S 65.4158333333°W / -17.605; -65.4158333333