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Interesting Facts about Cusco


Province: Cusco

Country: Peru

Cusco by the Numbers:

Population: 300,000 Land Area: 523 square kilometers/ 202 square miles Elevation: 3350 meters/ 10,991 feet Average Annual Rainfall: 67.7 mm/ 2.66 in Average January Temperature: 13.5°C/ 56.3°F Average July Temperature: 10°C/ 50°F

Quick Facts:

Major Industries: Tourism, Education, Government, Publishing and Printing Electricity: 110 volts AC Time Zone: GMT -5 ( GMT -4 daylight saving time ); Eastern Standard Time ( EST ) Country Dialing Code: 51 Area Code: 84

Did You Know?

Cusco was originally built in the shape of a puma. The body of the puma contained the most important palaces, temples and governmental buildings. The square between the legs of the puma is the Plaza de Armas.

In 2006, Cusco was found to have the highest ultraviolet light level on the planet.

Things to See in Cusco

  1. Cuzco Airport
  2. Urubamba
  3. Downtown
  4. Machu Picchu
  5. Ollantaytambo
  6. Chinchero

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