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Cuzco, a town of Southern Peru, 11,000 feet above the sea, and capital of a province of the same name, which has a population of 238,000. The town is 350 miles S.E. of Lima, and was the ancient capital of the Incas, whose fortress still exists on a hill to the north. Cuzco is at the head of a fertile valley, and has fine buildings, many of them being in the lower parts the work of the Incas. There is a good cathedral. Cotton, leather, linen, sugar, are among the productions, and there is good gold and silver work. A remarkable feature of the neighbourhood is the slight bridges which are carried over ravines. Of the population a great proportion are Indians.