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Iquitos

Iquitos is a city of Peru, located in the middle of the jungle, on the banks of the Amazon.

The city of 400,000 is connected to the outside world only by air and river boats.

At the end of the 19th century, Iquitos benefited greatly from the economic boom caused by exploitation of natural rubber.

Today, Iquitos is the starting point for many tourists who want to explore the surrounding Amazon jungle.



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