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Utcubamba River



The Utcubamba River (Rio Utcubamba) is a river in the Amazonas Region of Peru, located at . The river's name is Quechua for "cotton fields".

The Utcubamba River originates in the highlands of the central cordillera, then flows north through Amazonas before joining the Maranon River. The river's semitropical valley is the former site of the pre-Columbian Chachapoyas culture, and a popular tourist destination. Its many tributaries support the towns and farms of La Peca, Copallin, Cajaruro, Shipasbamba, La Florida, and Yambrasbamba.

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