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Pampaqucha (Ayacucho)

Coordinates: 12°54′45″S 74°09′14″W / 12.91250°S 74.15389°W / -12.91250; -74.15389
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Pampaqucha is located in Peru
Ayacucho Region
Coordinates12°54′45″S 74°09′14″W / 12.91250°S 74.15389°W / -12.91250; -74.15389
Surface elevation4,600 m (15,100 ft)

Pampaqucha (Quechua pampa a large plain, qucha lake,[1] hispanicized spellings Pampaccocha, Pampacocha) or Rasuwillka[2] is a lake in Peru located in the Ayacucho Region, Huanta Province, Huanta District.[3] It is situated at a height of about 4,600 metres (15,092 ft).[2] Pampaqucha lies south of the mountains named Rasuwillka and Quriwariwayrana (Corihuarihuairana) and Chakaqucha, southwest of Yanaqucha and northwest of Muruqucha. The nearest village is Qurpakancha (Corpacancha).

A little perennial stream connects the lakes named Yanaqucha and Pampaqucha and flows to the southwest. Upstream it is called Pampaqucha. After the confluence with the stream named Chakaqucha it changes its name to Huanta River. The river flows to Kachimayu as a right affluent.


  1. ^ Teofilo Laime Ajacopa (2007). Diccionario Bilingüe: Iskay simipi yuyayk’anch: Quechua – Castellano / Castellano – Quechua (PDF). La Paz, Bolivia: futatraw.ourproject.org.
  2. ^ a b mincetur.gob.pe Archived 2014-02-19 at the Wayback Machine "Laguna de Pampa Qocha o Razuhuillca", retrieved on February 1, 2014
  3. ^ escale.minedu.gob.pe - UGEL map of the Huanta Province (Ayacucho Region)