flores

flores

[flawr-eez, flohr-]

Origin:
1655–65; < Latin flōrēs plural of flōs flower

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Flores

[Spanish flaw-res for 1; flawr-is, -eez, flohr- for 2; Portuguese flaw-rish for 3]
noun
1.
Juan José [hwahn haw-se] , 1800–64, Ecuadorian general and statesman: president 1830–35, 1839–45.
2.
one of the Lesser Sunda Islands in Indonesia, separated from Sulawesi by the Flores Sea. 7753 sq. mi. (20,080 sq. km).
3.
the westernmost island of the Azores, in the N Atlantic. 55 sq. mi. (142 sq. km).
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Flores (ˈflɔːrɛs)
 
n
1.  an island in Indonesia, one of the Lesser Sunda Islands, between the Flores Sea and the Savu Sea: mountainous, with active volcanoes and unexplored forests. Chief town: Ende. Area: 17 150 sq km (6622 sq miles)
2.  an island in the Atlantic, the westernmost of the Azores. Chief town: Santa Cruz. Area: 142 sq km (55 sq miles)

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flores

city, northern Guatemala. It is located on San Andres island in the southern part of Lake Peten Itza, at an elevation of 449 feet (137 metres) above sea level. Once capital of the Itza Maya, who successfully resisted Spanish attempts to conquer them until 1697, Flores is a major trade centre for the surrounding region. Chicle, timber, rubber, sugarcane, and cacao (the source of cocoa beans) are the principal products of the hinterland. Access to the city was very difficult until the opening of an airport on the mainland and the building of a causeway for road traffic. Roads lead from Flores across the surrounding area north and northwest to Mexico, east to Belize, and south to the Guatemalan highlands. It is the point of departure for expeditions to Tikal National Park and many other Mayan sites. The remaining Itza Maya communities are concentrated in the Bio-Itza Ecological Reserve north of Lake Peten Itza. Pop. (2002) 16,122.

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