Maras is a town in the of the Incas, 40 kilometers north of , in the Cusco Region of . The town is well known for its salt evaporation ponds, located towards from the town center, which have been in use since Inca times.

Notable Places in the Area

Tourist attraction
is an archaeological site in approximately 50 kilometres northwest of on a high plateau at about 3,500 metres and just west of the village of Maras. is situated 4½ km west of Maras. Photo: ESkog, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Localities in the Area

is a small town in , located near the under the snow-capped mountain . Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 3.0.


-13.3353° or 13° 20' 7.3" south
-72.1565° or 72° 9' 23.3" west
3378 metres (11,083 feet)
Open­Street­Map ID
node 441006557
Geo­Names ID
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Also Known As

  • Chinese: 馬拉斯鹽田
  • Chinese: 马拉斯盐田
  • Dutch: Maras
  • English: Maras, Peru
  • French: Maras
  • German: Maras
  • Hungarian: Maras
  • Polish: Maras
  • Quechua: Maras
  • Russian: Марас
  • Spanish: Comunidad de Maras
  • Spanish: Maras

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