Intikancha (Puno)

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For the mountain in the Apurímac Region, Peru, see Intikancha (Apurímac). For the archaeological site of Qurikancha or Intikancha, see Qurikancha.
Intikancha is located in Peru
Elevation 4,400 m (14,400 ft)[1]
Location Peru, Puno Region, Lampa Province, San Román Province
Range Andes
Coordinates 15°18′50″S 70°16′35″W / 15.31389°S 70.27639°W / -15.31389; -70.27639Coordinates: 15°18′50″S 70°16′35″W / 15.31389°S 70.27639°W / -15.31389; -70.27639

Intikancha (Quechua inti sun, kancha enclosure, enclosed place, yard, a frame, or wall that encloses,[2] "sun yard", hispanicized spelling Inticancha) is a mountain with an archaeological site of the same name in the Andes of Peru, about 4,400 metres (14,436 ft) high. It is located in the Puno Region, Lampa Province, Nicasio District, and in the San Román Province, Juliaca District.[1]

The archaeological site of Intikancha was declared a National Cultural Heritage by Resolución Directoral Nacional No. 79.[3] It lies south of the mountain and archaeological site of Pukarani.


  1. ^ a b - UGEL map of the Lampa Province (Puno Region)
  2. ^ Teofilo Laime Ajacopa, Diccionario Bilingüe Iskay simipi yuyayk'ancha, La Paz, 2007 (Quechua-Spanish dictionary)
  3. ^ Patrimonio Cultural de la Nación (pdf)