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Urubamba

(o͞oro͞obäm`bä), river, c.450 mi (720 km) long, rising in the Andes Mts., S Peru, and flowing generally north to join the Apurímac River to form the Ucayali. The Urubamba is extensively used for irrigation, and its valley is heavily populated; Cuzco, Peru, is located there. High above the Urubamba's gorge are the ruins of the terraced Inca city of Machu Picchu.
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Urubamba

 

a river in central Peru. The Urubamba is 725 km long. The river, which is known as the Vilcanota in its lower course, rises on a massif that forms a watershed in the Central Andes. The river flows through deep canyons that dissect the Cordillera de Vilcanota and the Cordillera Vilcabamba. The Urubamba merges with the Apurímac (Tambo) to form the Ucayali River of the Amazon River basin. Freshets occur between December and February. A hydroelectric power plant is on the river. On a mountain above the Urubamba are the ruins of the city of Machu Picchu.

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Climbing to the top of the village's ceremonial centre where Incas would worship yields panoramic views of the Sacred Valley, across the Patakancha and Urubamba Rivers.
Posteriormente, el padre Roberto Avalos denuncio la contaminacion ambiental que sufria en ese entonces la region del Alto Urubamba.
As the sun set behind snow-capped mountains, we drove past grazing alpacas and fields of potatoes on our way to Urubamba in the Sacred Valley.
With a golden sun setting behind majestic snow-capped mountains, we drove past grazing alpacas and fields of an unusual source of Peruvian pride - potatoes, of which the country boasts 4,000 varieties - on our way to Urubamba in the Sacred Valley.
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