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Abancay is a city in central Peru, capital of the Apurimac Region and capital of the Abancay Province.


Abancay is located at an elevation of 2378 m in the central Andes above the Pachachaca river. Nearest cities are Cusco and Andahuaylas.


Abancay was already a populated area before the arrival of the Incas. It was populated by the Chancas, an ethnic native group of people. When the Spanish arrived, they named the city Amancay, Villa de los Reyes .


The city and its surroundings have some beautiful landscapes, such as the Ampay National Sanctuary Apu Ampay approximately 5300 m; lakes, waterfalls, wildlife, and the famous INTIMPA tree located north of the city.

Pachachaca river with its famous bridge/valley (sugar cane).



Abancay has two universities, Universidad Particular Tecnologica de los Andes and Universidad Nacional Micaela Bastidas de Apurimac.

External links

Abancay Guia de Calles y Servicios

World Gazatteer

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