APURIMAC, a river of central Peru, rising in the Laguna de
Villafra in the western Cordilleras, 7 m. from Caylloma, a village
in the department of Arequipa, and less than 100 m. from the
Pacific coast. It flows first north-easterly, then north-westerly
past Cuzco to the mouth of the Perené tributary, thence east and
north to its junction with the Ucayali at 10° 41′ S. lat., and
73° 34′ W. long. It is known as the Apurimac only down to the
mouth of the Mantaro tributary, 11° 45′ S. lat. and 1325 ft. above
sea-level. Thence to the mouth of the Perene (984 ft.) it is known
as the Ené, and from that point to its junction with the Ucayali
(859 ft.) as the Tambo.
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