Yucay

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Yucay
Yukay
Village
Yucay.jpg
Yucay is located in Peru
Yucay
Yucay
Coordinates: 13°19′00″S 72°05′21″W / 13.31667°S 72.08917°W / -13.31667; -72.08917
Country  Peru
Region Cusco
Province Urubamba
District Yucay
Government
 • Mayor Juvenal Duran Espinoza
Elevation 2,857 m (9,373 ft)
Time zone PET (UTC-5)

Yucay (Quechua: Yukay) is a town in southern Peru. It is the capital of the Yucay District, which is near the center of Urubamba Province. Urubamba Province is in the Cusco Region of southern Peru.[1]

The area in which Yucay is located is commonly called the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Many Inca ruins are in the Sacred Valley near the Urubamba River and extending up the nearby hillsides in agricultural terraces called andenes. The town is located at an elevation of 2,860 metres (9,380 ft).[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Banco de Información Digital". Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informática (in Spanish). Retrieved 2008-06-15. 
  2. ^ Google Earth

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Coordinates: 13°19′0″S 72°05′21″W / 13.31667°S 72.08917°W / -13.31667; -72.08917