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Tauja (on the left) and the Vilcanota valley as seen from the northwest
Highest point
Elevation4,039.8 m (13,254 ft)[1]
Coordinates13°32′4″S 71°43′15″W / 13.53444°S 71.72083°W / -13.53444; -71.72083Coordinates: 13°32′4″S 71°43′15″W / 13.53444°S 71.72083°W / -13.53444; -71.72083
Language of nameQuechua
Tauja is located in Peru
LocationPeru, Cusco Region, Calca Province, Paucartambo Province
Parent rangeAndes

Tauja (possibly from Quechua for heap, pile,[2]) is a 4,039.8-metre-high (13,254 ft) mountain in the Cusco Region in Peru. It is situated in the Calca Province, San Salvador District, and in the Paucartambo Province, Caicay District, northeast of Huaypun. The Vilcanota River flows around its southern and western slopes. In the east the mountain is bordered by the Huancamayo (possibly from Quechua for "stone river"). It is a right tributary of the Vilcanota River. The confluence is south of the mountain.[3]

See also


  1. ^ "South America Maps". Joint Operations Graphic. Retrieved June 29, 2014.
  2. ^ Teofilo Laime Ajacopa (2007). Diccionario Bilingüe Iskay simipi yuyayk’anch [Quechua-English dictionary] (PDF). La Paz, Bolivia.
  3. ^ escale.minedu.gob.pe - UGEL map of the Paucartambo Province (Cusco Region) (unnamed)

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