from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A city of northeast Peru on the Amazon River northeast of Lima. It grew after a boom in wild rubber in the early 20th century. Population: 439,000.


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  • Intense deforestation is constrained to the few roads that do exist or around urban centers such as Iquitos, Puerto Maldonado, and Rio Branco.

    Southwest Amazon moist forests

  • In Fitzcarraldo, which deals with a 19th-century rubber baron who dreams of building an opera house in Iquitos, Herzog insisted that the film's central image – moving a 300 tonne steamship over a hill – be achieved without special effects.

    Werner Herzog, the adventurous spirit

  • They make the necessary antibiotic available to members of the group, only they require that each and every person come to Iquitos to claim it.

    Carine Fabius: When the Jungle Calls, Answer the Phone

  • In an effort to not ruin the tourist trade on which Iquitos largely depends, reports from the federal government were that there were a few cases of dengue, nothing big.

    Peter Gorman: Dengue in Iquitos Peru

  • But eventually a state of emergency was declared in Iquitos and the surrounding state of Loreto -- entirely within the northwest Amazon basin.

    Peter Gorman: Dengue in Iquitos Peru

  • Here's the story: Every year, the federal government of Peru sends money -- accounts vary as to whether it's $2 million U.S. or up to perhaps $5 million U.S. -- to Iquitos for the spraying of mosquitos that carry malaria (genus Anopheles) and dengue (most often Aedes aegypti).

    Peter Gorman: Dengue in Iquitos Peru

  • I've just gotten back from two months working in Iquitos, Peru and the surrounding jungle.

    Peter Gorman: Dengue in Iquitos Peru

  • One of the photographs that accompanied an Oct. 16 Off Duty article about travel reporting for Gourmet magazine was of the Ceiba Tops Luxury Lodge near Iquitos, Peru.


  • The ship transports 24 passengers from Iquitos to far reaches of the river and its tributaries, where monkeys, rare pink dolphins and tree-stump-thick anacondas can be spotted without even getting out of bed: Aqua's 12 suites are wrapped in glass.

    Ships for the Hip

  • There are other blogs with information and interesting stories and old photographs of Iquitos of yesteryear.

    Global Voices in English » Peru: Recovering Memories of the Amazon


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