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Located in the southeast of Peru, 850 km from the capital of Lima, Cusco is a city with a population of 300,000 people. It sits at an altitude of 3,500 meters above sea level in the Andes mountain range. Due to socio-economic, linguistic and cultural factors, the illiteracy rate among the Quechua speaking population of Cusco is very high.

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Located in central Peru, Abancay was founded in 1574. It is the capital and most important city of the Apurímac Region and also the capital of the Abancay Province. The name of the province Apurimac, comes from the quechua word Apu = God , Rimac = Speak; that means "The Speaking God". The population of Abancay is about 55,000 people.

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Huanca Huanca

Located in the Andes Mountains, this Quetchua village is approximately 190 km from Cusco. There are approximately 100 families living in Huanca Huanca.

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