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Quito has been known to be inhabited times, as long as the first millennium when nomadic tribes called Quitu first settled in the region in hunt for food and shelter. Over time, being a fertile region it developed into a key commercial and economic centre, then known as Tianguez. It became an important connecting point for traders of the surrounding regions, especially in northern Andes. Later on the Quitu tribe lost to the Caras tribe who laid the foundation of the Kingdom of Quito in 980 A.D. When the Incas arrived from Peru, they took over Quito in 1462. Quito was the chief administrative region for Incas to control the northern part of their empire. The city lost an important part of its history when in 1533 Rumiñahui an Inca General, burnt the whole city, to refrain the Spanish from taking over the city.