Apurímac is a department of Peru, located in the southern highlands of the country
Apurímac is a department of Peru, located in the southern highlands of the country, on the eastern slope of the Andes Mountains.
This department has an area of 20.9 thousand km² - similar to that of Slovenia - and its territory is one of the steepest in Peru. It is furrowed from south to north by several rivers through deep canyons until its union with the Apurimac River in one of the largest chasms in the region.
The legendary Chanka culture developed in this territory, especially in the current province of Andahuaylas. Notable warriors as well as farmers, engaged in a bloody fight against the Incas, which they almost defeated until the army of Pachacutec defeated them. Apurímac was one of the few places where agriculture was perfected, after its inhabitants imposed an effective form of private property on land