Asiru Phat'jata

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Asiru Phat'jata
Copacabana, Bolivia bay at sunset.jpg
View of Copacabana with Asiru Phat'jata in the background (on the right)
Highest point
Elevation 3,895 m (12,779 ft) [1]
Coordinates 16°16′03″S 69°08′39″W / 16.26750°S 69.14417°W / -16.26750; -69.14417Coordinates: 16°16′03″S 69°08′39″W / 16.26750°S 69.14417°W / -16.26750; -69.14417
Asiru Phat'jata is located in Peru
Asiru Phat'jata
Asiru Phat'jata
Location Peru, Puno Region

Asiru Phat'jata (Aymara asiru snake, phat'jaña to split in half,[2] -ta a suffix to indicate the participle, "split snake") is a hill in Peru, situated at a height of about 3,895 metres (12,779 ft). It is located in the Puno Region, Yunguyo Province, Yunguyo District.[3] Asiru Phat'jata lies near Lake Titicaca at the road which connects Yunguyo and Puno, south of the village Asiru Phat'jata (Acero Patjata) and north of the mountain Qhapiya.

On the hill there is an archaeological area, it was declared a National Cultural Heritage (Patrimonio Cultural) of Peru by the National Institute of Culture.[3]



  1. ^ Elevation for "Vilqui Patja" (near Asiru Phat'jata), retrieved on January 29, 2014
  2. ^ Ludovico Bertonio, Aymara-Spanish dictionary (transcription)
  3. ^ a b Archived February 4, 2014, at the Wayback Machine. "Cerro Asiru Phatjata", retrieved on January 29, 2014