COTAHUASI CANYON : Cotahuasi Canyon Peru
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Cotahuasi proviene de dos vocablos quechuas "ccoto" y "huasi", el primero significa "reuni贸n", y el segundo "casa"; por lo que se puede decir que Cotahuasi significa: reuni贸n de casas; aunque existen otras versiones.

El distrito de Cotahuasi tiene como capital a la Villa de Cotahuasi, la cual, es tambi茅n capital de la provincia.

Esta Villa se encuentra a una altura de 2,680 m.s.n.m. y a 379 Km. o 14 horas de la ciudad de Arequipa.

Al llegar a Allahuay se aprecia por primera vez la Villa de Cotahuasi y el ca帽贸n del mismo nombre, el pueblo se divisa al fondo y toma dos horas bajar, por una carretera en zig-zag.

El distrito tiene una poblaci贸n de 3,346 habitantes y una superficie de 9916 Km2.

Limita por el norte con el distrito de Tomepampa, por el este con la provincia de Condesuyos, por el sur con el distrito de Toro y por el oeste con el distrito de Charcana.

El Congreso de la Republica elevo a la categor铆a de Ciudad al pueblo de Cotahuasi por Ley del 12 de septiembre de 1898.

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