follow Dictionary.com

What does Boxing Day have to do with boxing?

Iquitos

[ee-kee-taws] /iˈki tɔs/
noun
1.
a city in NE Peru, on the upper Amazon.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for Iquitos
  • There are flights to the city of tumbes and especially to the city of Iquitos.
British Dictionary definitions for Iquitos

Iquitos

/Spanish iˈkitɔs/
noun
1.
an inland port in NE Peru, on the Amazon 3703 km (2300 miles) from the Atlantic: head of navigation for large steamers. Pop: 389 000 (2005 est)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Encyclopedia Article for Iquitos

Amazon River port, northeastern Peru. It is located about 2,300 miles (3,700 km) upstream from the Atlantic Ocean and 640 miles (1,030 km) north-northeast of Lima. It was founded in 1864 at the site of an Indian village and became the chief shipping port for the region during the rubber boom of the late 19th century. After 1912, when production dropped drastically, the city's population declined.

Learn more about Iquitos with a free trial on Britannica.com
Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for Iquitos

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for Iquitos

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for iquitos