Antabamba

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Antabamba
Antapampa
Town
Antabamba is located in Peru
Antabamba
Antabamba
Coordinates: 14°22′26.58″S 72°53′18.12″W / 14.3740500°S 72.8883667°W / -14.3740500; -72.8883667Coordinates: 14°22′26.58″S 72°53′18.12″W / 14.3740500°S 72.8883667°W / -14.3740500; -72.8883667
Country  Peru
Region Apurímac Region
Province Antabamba Province
District Antabamba District
Government
 • Mayor Raul Carrasco Ccallme
Elevation 3,636 m (11,929 ft)
Website http://antabamba.com/

Antabamba (in Hispanicized spelling) or Antapampa (Quechua anta copper, pampa plain, "copper plain") is a town in southern Peru, capital of the province with the same name in the region Apurímac. Place of birth of the renamed essayist Juan Espinoza Medrano "El Lunarejo" who in the sixtienth century, the so-called "Spanish Golden Era" wrote, since a remote place of the empire, the best argument in favor of the Culteralismo movement, impressing all of the cultural escenario of his times. Antabamba is a rich place in natural resources and specially in minerals. Gold, silver, cooper and iron could be easily found but the remote mountainous area and the lack of roads makes non-profitable their exploitation.

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