The Cusco Region (Spanish: Región Cusco Quechua Qusqu suyu ) is a region in the southeast of the Peruvian Andes. Covering an area of 72104.41 km ² 1,171,503 people (2005 ). The capital city is Cusco.
More than two- thirds of the population are indigenous and speak Quechua (variant Qusqu - Qullaw ). Mestizos and Creoles (white ) focus on the city of Cusco and the mining area of Quillabamba where Spanish is heard more than Quechua.
The country is extremely mountainous, the average altitude is 3,399 meters above sea level, and snow-capped mountains as Ausangante, Yañaloma and Salcantay reach an altitude over 6,000 meters. One of the lakes is one of Laguna Huacarpay.
In Cusco there are many ruins, including the most famous of the Inca Empire, Machu Picchu.
The region is divided into thirteen provinces, which in turn are divided into 108 districts:
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