Puka Urqu (Ayacucho)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Puka Urqu
Puka Urqu is located in Peru
Puka Urqu
Puka Urqu
Highest point
Elevation 3,800 m (12,500 ft) [1]
Coordinates 14°43′31″S 74°13′40″W / 14.72528°S 74.22778°W / -14.72528; -74.22778Coordinates: 14°43′31″S 74°13′40″W / 14.72528°S 74.22778°W / -14.72528; -74.22778
Location Peru, Ayacucho Region
Parent range Andes

Puka Urqu (Quechua puka red, urqu mountain,[2] "red mountain", also spelled Pucaorjo, Puka Orqo) is a mountain in the Andes of Peru, about 3,800 m (12,467 ft) high, with an archaeological site of that name on the mountaintop. It is situated in the Ayacucho Region, Lucanas Province, San Cristóbal District, north of San Cristóbal. Puka Urqu lies northwest of the archaeological site of Ñawpallaqta.[1][3]


  1. ^ a b escale.minedu.gob.pe - UGEL map of the Lucanas Province 2 (Ayacucho Region)
  2. ^ Teofilo Laime Ajacopa, Diccionario Bilingüe Iskay simipi yuyayk'ancha, La Paz, 2007 (Quechua-Spanish dictionary)
  3. ^ Gobierno Regional de Ayacucho, Plan de Desarrollo Turístico de la Región Ayacucho 2004 – 2014, Aprobado mediante Ordenanza de Consejo Regional N° 03 - 04 - GRA/PRES