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Map of Loreto district in Peru

Basic information about Loreto
Loreto is Peru's northernmost region. Covering almost one-third of Peru's territory, Loreto is by far the nation's largest region; it is also one of the most sparsely populated regions due to its remote location in the Amazon Rainforest. Its capital is Iquitos.
Cities, towns & villages in Loreto
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IquitosIquitos (/ɪˈkɪtɒs, iː-, -toʊs/), also known as Iquitos City, is the capital city of Peru's Maynas Province and Loreto Region. The largest metropolis in the Peruvian Amazon, it is the sixth most populous city of Peru. It is known as the \"capital of the Peruvian Amazon\". The city is located in the Great Plains of the Amazon Basin, surrounded by the Amazon, Nanay and Itaya rivers. Overall, it constitutes Metropolitan Iquitos, a conurbation of 471,993 inhabitants consisting of four districts: Iquitos, Punchana, Belén, and San Juan Bautista. It is the largest city in the world that cannot be reached by road – it is accessible only by river and air. Show Iquitoson the map
YurimaguasYurimaguas is a thriving port town in the Loreto Region of northeastern Peruvian Amazonia. Historically associated with Maynas (Pais de los Maynas), the culturally diverse town is affectionately known as the \"Pearl of the Huallaga\" (Perla del Huallaga). Yurimaguas is located at the confluence of the majestic Huallaga and Paranapura Rivers in the steamy rainforests of northeastern Peru. It is the capital of both Alto Amazonas Province and Yurimaguas District, and had a population estimated at about 64,000 inhabitants (2002). Show Yurimaguason the map
NautaNauta is a town in the northeastern part of Loreto Province in the Peruvian Amazon, roughly 100 km south Iquitos, the provincial capital. Nauta is located on the north bank of the Marañón River, a major tributary of the Upper Amazon, a few miles from the confluence of the Río Ucayali. Nauta is the primary destination of the only major road leading out of Iquitos, and is a staging area for several ecotourism lodges and ships on the Marañòn River. Boats take passengers from Nauta to the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve. Show Nautaon the map
CaballocochaCaballococha (Cabalo Cocha) is a town in the Loreto Region in northeastern Peru, located on the Amazon river and right across the river from Colombia. It is the capital of both Mariscal Ramón Castilla Province and Ramón Castilla District. As of 1993, it had a population of 4,028 (1993). Show Caballocochaon the map
BorjaBorja is a small city in the Loreto Region of Peru. Borja was founded in 1634. It was named in homage to the viceroy of Peru, Francisco de Borja y Aragón.It was used as a base of support for incursions and conquests of a series of forest nations until 1640, when the Spanish presence started diminishing due to the opposition of the forest nations and systematic invasions by the Portuguese. Cities located near Borja include Puerto Melendez, Puertos Fluviales, Eureka and Teniente Pinglo, with the closest major cities including Cuenca, Piura, Guayaquil and Chiclayo. Show Borjaon the map
AndoasAndoas is a village on the Pastaza River in the Loreto Region of Peru. It is 44 kilometres (27 mi) downstream from the Peruvian border with Ecuador, and is 696 kilometres (432 mi) from the region's capital, Iquitos. Its location is almost exactly 200 miles south of the equator. Andoas is near Exploitation Lot 192, one of the oil fields in Peru. Andoas is served by the Alferez FAP Alfredo Vladimir Sara Bauer Airport, 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) upstream at the village of Nuevo Andoas. Show Andoason the map
Genaro HerreraJenaro Herrera is the capital of the Jenaro Herrera District in the Requena Province of Peru. The village was founded in 1954 by Manuel Gordon Magne, a lieutenant colonel (then a lieutenant) of the Guardia Civil del Perú. It is named for Jenaro Herrera, the first lawyer in Loreto, the region that encompasses the village. Show Genaro Herreraon the map
PunchanaPunchana is the capital of the Punchana District in the Maynas Province of the Loreto Region in northeastern Peru, in the Peruvian Amazon Jungle. It is a neighborhood on the outskirts of the city of Iquitos, located on the Amazon and the Nanay Rivers. Show Punchanaon the map
San LorenzoSan Lorenzo is a town in the Loreto Region in northeastern Peru. It is the capital of both Datem del Marañón Province and Barranca District and has a population of 6,034 (2006). Show San Lorenzoon the map
TamshiyacuTamshiyacu (in Quichua, Tamshi = rope; Yacu = water) is the name of a town in the Fernando Lores District which is located in Iquitos - northeastern Peru. Show Tamshiyacuon the map
ContamanaContamana Airport (ICAO: SPCM), is an airport serving the Ucayali River town of Contamana, in the Loreto Region of Peru. The Contamana non-directional beacon (Ident: ANA) is located within the town, 1.5 kilometres (0.93 mi) southwest of the runway. Show Contamanaon the map
States, regions, administrative units in Loreto
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Provincia de LoretoThe Loreto Province is one of the seven provinces in the Loreto Region of Peru. The capital of the province is the historic town of Nauta. This biologically and culturally diverse region includes the Pacaya–Samiria National Reservation, and is also home to many indigenous peoples, (such as the Cocama, Omagua, Iquito people and Urarina), as well as peasants (ribereños) who live off the land and aquatically rich rivers.Show on map
Provincia de Alto AmazonasThe Alto Amazonas Province is one of the seven provinces in the Loreto Region of Peru. Located in northeastern Peruvian Amazonia, the culturally and biodiverse Province of Alto Amazonas is divided into six districts. Per August 1, 2005 (law Nº 8593), the following five districts were reallocated to the newly created province Datem del Marañón: Barranca, Cahuapanas, Manseriche, Morona, Pastaza.Show on map
Provincia de RequenaThe Requena Province is one of the seven provinces in the Loreto Region of Peru. It was created by Law No. 9815 on July 2, 1943 by president Manuel Prado Ugarteche. Its territory is part of the Amazon Rainforest, as such, it is characterized by high temperatures, heavy rainfall and a wide diversity of plants and animals.Show on map
LoretoLoreto is Peru's northernmost region. Covering almost one-third of Peru's territory, Loreto is by far the nation's largest region; it is also one of the most sparsely populated regions due to its remote location in the Amazon Rainforest. Its capital is Iquitos.Show on map
Provincia de UcayaliThe Ucayali Province is one of the seven provinces in the Loreto Region of Peru. It was created on October 13, 1900 by president Eduardo López de Romaña. Its territory is mostly flat except for the Ganso Azul mountain range in its eastern part.Show on map
UrarinasUrarinas District is one of five districts of the province Loreto in Peru. In addition to Jivaroan speaking peoples, a major indigenous Amazonian group residing in this District is the Urarina peoples.Show on map
Provincia de MaynasMaynas is a province in the Loreto Region in northeastern Peru. Its capital, Iquitos, is also Loreto's regional capital and the largest city in the Peruvian Amazon Rainforest.Show on map
Datem Del MarañonThe Datem del Marañón is one of the seven provinces in the Loreto Region of Peru. It was created on August 2, 2005 during the presidency of Alejandro Toledo.Show on map
YavariYavari District is one of four districts of the province Mariscal Ramón Castilla in Peru.Show on map
PebasPebas District is one of four districts of the province Mariscal Ramón Castilla in Peru.Show on map
MoronaMorona District is one of six districts of the province Datem del Marañón in Peru.Show on map
AndoasAndoas District is one of six districts of the province Datem del Marañón in Peru.Show on map
YaqueranaYaquerana District is one of eleven districts of the province Requena in Peru.Show on map
TrompeterosTrompeteros District is one of five districts of the province Loreto in Peru.Show on map
Alto NanayAlto Nanay District is one of thirteen districts of Maynas Province in Peru.Show on map
PutumayoPutumayo District is one of four districts of the Putumayo Province in Peru.Show on map
NapoNapo District is one of thirteen districts of the Maynas Province in Peru.Show on map
ParinariParinari District is one of five districts of the province Loreto in Peru.Show on map
TigreTigre District is one of five districts of the province Loreto in Peru.Show on map
Different buildings in Loreto
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Coronel FAP Francisco Secada Vignetta International AirportCoronel (Crnl.) FAP Francisco Secada Vignetta International Airport (IATA: IQT, ICAO: SPQT) is an airport serving Iquitos, capital of Loreto Region and Peru's fifth largest city. Iquitos and Pucallpa are the main air hubs in the Peruvian Amazon. The Iquitos VOR-DME (Ident: IQT) and non-directional beacon (Ident: EC) are located on the field.Show on map
Alférez FAP Alfredo Vladimir Sara Bauer AirportAlférez FAP Alfredo Vladimir Sara Bauer Airport (official name Alférez FAP Vladimir Sara Bauer Airport) (IATA: AOP, ICAO: SPAS) is a small regional airport serving Andoas, in the northern Loreto Region of Peru. It is currently not served by any scheduled airline but it is by private and charter airlines. The airport is less than 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) in from the Pastaza River and is 20 kilometres (12 mi) downstream from the Peruvian border with Ecuador. The Andoas VOR-DME (Ident: OAS) is located on the field.Show on map
Moisés Benzaquén Rengifo AirportMoisés Benzaquén Rengifo Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto Moisés Benzaquén Rengifo) (IATA: YMS, ICAO: SPMS) is an airport serving Yurimaguas, a town in Yurimaguas district, Alto Amazonas province, Loreto region, Peru. It is owned and operated by CORPAC S.A., a civil government agency. The airport receives daily flights from Iquitos and Tarapoto operated by the Peruvian Air Force in an agreement with private operator SkWay.Show on map
Caballococha AirportThe Caballococha Airport (ICAO: SPBC) is a small regional airport serving Caballococha, in the eastern Loreto Region of Peru near the Tres Fronteras, which is a tri-border between Peru, Brazil, and Colombia. It receives charter flights from all over Peru and as well as to Colombia and Brazil.Show on map
Lakes, rivers, streams and other bodies of water in Loreto
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Río MoronaThe Morona is a tributary to the Amazon River, and flows parallel to the Pastaza River and immediately to the west of it, and is the last stream of any importance on the northern side of the Amazon before reaching the Pongo de Manseriche.Show on map
Río TigreThe Tigre River (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈtiɣɾe]) is a Peruvian tributary of the Marañón River west of the Nanay River. It is navigable for 125 mi (201 km) from its confluence with the Marañón. It forms from the confluence of the Ecuadorian rivers Cunambo and Pintoyacu at the Peruvian border. Like the Nanay, it flows entirely on the plains. Its mouth is 42 mi (68 km) west of the junction of the Ucayali River with the Marañón. Continuing west from the Tigre along the Marañón River we have the Parinari, Chambira, and Nucuray, all short lowland streams, resembling the Nanay in character. Tigre is Spanish for \"tiger\" the vernacular name in the region for the Jaguar .Show on map
Laguna RimachuimaShow on map
Mountains, roads, land forms, forests and other objects in Loreto
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Pongo de MansericheThe Pongo de Manseriche is a gorge in northwest Peru. The Marañón River runs through this gorge (and water gap) before it reaches the Amazon Basin. The Pongo de Manseriche is 3 miles (4.8 km) long, located at 4° 27' 30\" south latitude and 77° 34' 51\" west longitude, just below the mouth of the Rio Santiago, and between it and the old missionary station of Borja. 12px This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). \"article name needed\". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.Show on map
Cordillera Azul National ParkThe Cordillera Azul National Park (Spanish: Parque Nacional Cordillera Azul) in Peru was created as a product of the process of categorization and definitive delimitation of the Reserved Zone Blue Biabo mountain range. As soon as the process was finished, the zone corresponding to the Blue Mountain range was declared as National Park by means of supreme decree.Show on map
Allpahuayo-Mishana National ReserveThe Allpahuayo-Mishana National Reserve (Spanish: Reserva Nacional Allpahuayo-Mishana) is a protected area in Peru located southwest of Iquitos in the Loreto Region, Maynas Province. The Nanay River flows through the northern part of the reserve. It was created in 1999 and covers an area of 142,272 acres. It is managed by SERNANP (Servicio Nacional de Áreas Naturales Protegidas por el Estado) which is a branch of the Ministry of Environment (Peru).Show on map