Where was the Inca empire located?


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The Inca empire was located along western South America. At the height of its expansion in 1533, it reached from the modern-day countries of Colombia to Chile, encompassing a 2,500-mile region. The population of the empire at the time of European contact, around 1526, was approximately 20 million people.

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Where was the Inca empire located?
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The Inca Empire was ruled from the sacred city of Cusco, located in present-day Peru. The Inca was a title given to the monarch at the head of the empire; from its founding in 1438 to the Spanish conquest beginning in 1533, the empire had five Inca. The empire expanded by means of assimilation and conquest.

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