Quillabamba

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Quillabamba
Town
Center of the town of Quillabamba
Center of the town of Quillabamba
Quillabamba is located in Peru
Quillabamba
Quillabamba
Location within Peru
Coordinates: 12°52′05″S 72°41′35″W / 12.86806°S 72.69306°W / -12.86806; -72.69306Coordinates: 12°52′05″S 72°41′35″W / 12.86806°S 72.69306°W / -12.86806; -72.69306
Country Peru
RegionCusco
ProvinceLa Convención
DistrictSanta Ana
Founded25 July, 1857
Government
 • MayorHernán De La Torre Dueñas
(2019-2022)
Elevation
1,050 m (3,440 ft)
Population
 • Estimate 
(2015)
30,422
Time zoneUTC-5 (PET)

Quillabamba is a city in southern Peru. It is the capital of La Convención Province, which is the largest province in area of the Cusco Region. It is located in an area called the high jungle. Agriculture is the most important activity, principally coffee, cacao, tea and coca. The town is a mixture of Andean and Amazonian migrants.

The Urubamba river flows by the town from the south. It is a source of gold and rare earth minerals.

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