Machupicchu District

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Machupicchu
Machu Pikchu
District
The archaeological site Machu Pikchu in the Machupicchu District
The archaeological site Machu Pikchu in the Machupicchu District
Machupicchu is located in Peru
Machupicchu
Machupicchu
Location of Machupicchu in the Urubamba province
Coordinates: Coordinates: 13°09′17″S 72°31′31″W / 13.1547°S 72.5253°W / -13.1547; -72.5253
Country  Peru
Region Cusco
Province Urubamba
Founded October 1, 1941
Capital Machupicchu
Government
 • Mayor Edgar Domingo Miranda Quiñones
Area
 • Total 271.44 km2 (104.80 sq mi)
Elevation 2,060 m (6,760 ft)
Population (2005 census)
 • Total 3,436
 • Density 13/km2 (33/sq mi)
Time zone PET (UTC-5)
UBIGEO 081304

Machupicchu District is one of seven districts of the province Urubamba in Peru.[1] Its seat is Machupicchu.[2]

Geography[edit]

The Urupampa and Willkapampa mountain ranges traverse the district. Some of the highest mountains of the district are listed below:[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (in Spanish) Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informática. Banco de Información Distrital Archived 2008-04-23 at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved April 11, 2008.
  2. ^ spij.minjus.gob.pe Ley 9396 (Law 9396 of October 1, 1941) (in Spanish): "... El nuevo distrito que se crea por la presente ley se denominará Machupicchu y tendrá por capital la población de este nombre que se ha formado alrededor de la actual Estación de Machupicchu. ..."
  3. ^ escale.minedu.gob.pe - UGEL map of the La Convención Province 1 (Cusco Region)