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COPORAQUE - HISTORICAL CAPITAL OF THE NATION K'ANA




Information and Pictures of: Gloria Omen Castañeda

Coporaque, is located in the County of Pricking with thorns in the Department of Cuzco.

The nation K'ana arose for influence of the empire Tiahuanako and Wari, later on step to the domain inka, then is implanted the colonial régime with the arrival of the Spaniards who you/they break the harmony and imperial organization, the natives of Coporaque they always contributed tributes in form to regulate to the colony. In the visits that he/she made the Viceroy Toledo to the mines of the Crown, he/she already mentioned to Coporaque (1572) in their visits to this mines.

During the government virreynal the territotio K'ana ends up belonging to the corregimiento of Ink, standing out this as the most important city in the Colony.

Coporaque, is a place of legends with colonial abundant memories that it transports us to the wonderful times of the traditions, of the magnificences, of the religious parties and a historical past as Túpac's rising Amaru, for that that the county of K'anas of where Coporaque arises, it is the true cradle of the independence of America of the South. Several men, women, children and old men gave their lives for a noble cause of the freedom and independence of the oppressed towns of America.

However so far he/she has not been recognized this honorable and exclusive title officially: "The Cradle of the Freedom and Independence of South America", what constitutes a serious injustice and a lamentable act of ingratitude of the Peruvian and American town; from then on and up to now he/she has not received the attention that deserves to promote their development that I eat county agent of our independence he/she deserves it. The governments of the colony excluded it in reprisal to the rebelliousness that demonstrated, and even nowadays continues being excluded.

In the republican Time Coporaque became capital of the county of Kana, for law of August 13 1834; before, of 1822 up to 1833 to this nation Kana is denominated County of Ink. In 1833 you fractions the county of Ink in two counties: Kanas and Canchis. In 1863 Coporaque he/she stops to be the capital of the county of Kanas to be very far and he/she is designated to the town of Yanaoca like new capital.

In 1917 it becomes district of the county of Pricking with thorns. At the present time Coporaque has 19 Rural Communities.

AS ARRIVING TO COPORAQUE FROM FILE:

To take a bus to Arequipa and from Arequipa to take another bus that goes toward the County of Pricking with thorns, Cusco (six hours of trip). In this County you can lodge in a Hotel and errumbar toward Coporaque in collective, time: 20 minutes.

ANNIVERSARY OF THE DISTRICT:
August 29, it dates of their political creation as District, for the Congress of the Republic, in the Marshal's time Andrés Avelino Cáceres, in 1834.

CELEBRATIONS:
August 29 are carried out presentations of each community with folkloric groups, parade school, walk of the flag, etc. The dancers shine their best dresses. There are races of bulls comoparte of the celebrations.

TYPICAL PLATES:
Among the variety that there is, the good known ones are PIG OF LAMB AND BROTH OF HEAD.

TOURIST MAIN ATTRACTIVENESS:

MAUK'ALLACTA:
Tourist great attractiveness that should be given to know to motivate the tourism, located to the south of the town of Yauri in the one limits from the districts of Coporaque and Suycuitambo to 3915m.s.n.m. beside the rivers Hanccamayo and Apurimac. They are constructions of prehispanic origin, stone constructions and mud in their circular majority, between 4-6 meters high and 8 m of diameter. We can visualize a built Chullpa with figured stone, monument with 3.5 m of height and to another chullpas group.

I TEMPER COLONIAL DE APACHACO

COLONIAL BRIDGE DE APACHACO: MACHUPUENTE

CANYON DE APURIMAC (or of Virginñiyoc): Which is appreciated in route to the archaeological group of Mauk'allaqta.



Plaza de Armas de Coporaque
SQUARE OF WEAPONS DE COPORAQUE



Templo colonial de Apachaco
I TEMPER COLONIAL DE APACHACO
One of those but tourist important attractiveness of the area.



Caldo de cabeza
TRADITIONAL BROTH OF HEAD.



Lechon de cordero
PIG OF LAMB, TYPICAL PLATE OF THE AREA



Coporaque Celebraciones
CELEBRATIONS IN COPORAQUE



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