Abancay is a city in Peru, located in the central Andes at aproximately 2,300 m - with a semi-tropical climate. It is the capital of the Apurímac Region and the Abancay Province and has a population of 44,571 (1999) now over 60,000. The city is located above the Pachachaca river with its famous bridge/valley (sugar cane). This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... See other Peruvian regions President Luis Barra Capital Abancay Area 20,895. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) is a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ...
Abancay was already a populated area before the arrival of the Incas. When the Spanish arrived, they named the city Amancay, Villa de los Reyes ("Amancay, Town of Kings"). For other meanings of Inca, see Inca (disambiguation). ...
The city and its surroundings have some beautiful landscapes, such as the Ampay National Sanctuary Apu Ampay aproximately 5300 m - lakes, waterfalls, wildlife and the famous INTIMPA tree is located north of the city.
Abancay has two universities, Universidad Particular Tecnológica de los Andes and the Universidad Nacional Micaela Bastidas de Apurimac.
Abancay, "the Valley of the White Lilies" in the Quechua language, needs no further arguments to entice the traveler.
The city of Abancay in Apurimac is overshadowed by a towering peak, Mount Ampay (5,235 meters), a magical mountain which ensures the region enjoys one of the mildest climates in the Peruvian highlands.
Abancay is the starting point to explore the attractions of the region: Curahuasi, which produces Peru's best aniseed liquor; Saywite, one of the finest examples of Inca sculpture and the imposing Apurímac Canyon, considered one of the world's deepest, a wild and beautiful region which is ideal for trekking and whitewater river rafting.
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