Cuzco Departamento

Department of Cuzco

The Cuzco Departamento (Department of Cuzco) is named after its capital Cusco, the historical capital of the Inca Empire. Its elevation is quite high, between 532 m and 4,801 m, it consits of high plains, like the plain of Anta which contains some of the best communal cultivated lands of the department. The elevation around 3,000 m als is used to cultivate mainly high altitude crops such as potatoes, tarwi (edible lupin), barley and quinoa.