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Cuzco Peru is actually the Spanish name of one of the important city in Peru. The English name of this city is 'Cusco'. This variation of the name is used now a days in almost all official purposes. Cuzco Peru is a city that has a very rich and interesting history of its own. This city was the center of the famous Inca Empire. There a number of historical Inca sites in this city, that have grown to be major travel attraction in this Peruvian city.

Cuzco city is located in the south eastern part of Peru. This is a mountainous city as it is situated in the Andean range and near the Sacred Valley in Peru. This city is the capital of the region and province of the same name. Cuzco has a drastic transformation from a quiet mountainous city to a busy modern day center of many important affairs. Today this city has become an important commercial center also with a number of industries. Some of the major industries of this city include cotton garments, chocolate, sugar and brewing industries.

Cuzco was the center of the Inca empire. As a result, a number of remains of this famous empire still adorns this city. Among the major Inca sites that are frequented by the travelers, there are, Machu Pichu, ruins of the famous sun temples, Virgin temple, ruins of the strong Inca building foundations and many more. Apart from Machu Pichu, there are some other Inca ruins as well like, Old Vilcabamba, Inca Wasi and many others. But the Spanish colonizers destroyed a major part of these historical remains and built their own palaces and other foundations.

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