Lunq'u

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Lunq'u
Lunq'u is located in Peru
Lunq'u
Lunq'u
Peru
Highest point
Elevation 5,224 m (17,139 ft) [1]
Coordinates 14°45′45″S 72°50′42″W / 14.76250°S 72.84500°W / -14.76250; -72.84500Coordinates: 14°45′45″S 72°50′42″W / 14.76250°S 72.84500°W / -14.76250; -72.84500
Geography
Location Peru, Apurímac Region, Arequipa Region, Ayacucho Region
Parent range Andes, Wansu

Lunq'u (Quechua for fat, thick, plump / sphere, elliptical or round body / inhabitant of the coastal plains,[2][3] hispanicized spellings Lunco, erroneously also Limco) is a mountain in the Wansu mountain range in the Andes of Peru, about 5,224 metres (17,139 ft) high. It is situated in the Apurímac Region, Antabamba Province, Juan Espinoza Medrano District, in the Arequipa Region, La Unión Province, in the districts Huaynacotas and Pampamarca, and in the Ayacucho Region, Parinacochas Province, Coronel Castañeda District,[4][5] where it is the easternmost point. The little river Lunq'u (Lunco) originates north of the mountain.

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  1. ^ Ayacucho: Compendio Estadístico 2007-2008: Principales elevaciónes con indicación de su tipo, ubicación, geografía y política: "... Limco, Cerro, 5224, 14°45'25" 73°50'42 ..." (Note: wrong coordinates, should be 72 instead of 73)
  2. ^ Teofilo Laime Ajacopa, Diccionario Bilingüe Iskay simipi yuyayk'ancha, La Paz, 2007 (Quechua-Spanish dictionary)
  3. ^ Diccionario Quechua - Español - Quechua, Academía Mayor de la Lengua Quechua, Gobierno Regional Cusco, Cusco 2005 (Quechua-Spanish dictionary), see lonq'o (5-vowel-system)
  4. ^ escale.minedu.gob.pe - UGEL map of the Antabamba Province (Apurímac Region) showing "Cerro Lunco"
  5. ^ Observatorio Territorial, Año 2 No 07, p. 8: "Arequipa, Apurímac y Ayacucho reconocen como punto tripartito la Cumbre del Cerro Lunco"