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Apurímac

[ah-poo-ree-mahk] /ˌɑ puˈri mɑk/
noun
1.
a river flowing NW from S Peru to the Ucayali River. about 550 miles (885 km) long.
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  • Some, like the apurimac and the Maraon, extend well into the interior of the Cordillera.

  • In that volume is a marvelous picture of the apurimac Valley.

    Inca Land Hiram Bingham
  • They were sent back by one of the western routes across the apurimac.

    Inca Land Hiram Bingham
  • The Mapillo flows into the apurimac near the mouth of the river Pampas.

    Inca Land Hiram Bingham
  • We supposed from our maps that we were now looking down into the basin of the apurimac.

    Inca Land Hiram Bingham
  • So deep are some of the main canyons, like the apurimac and the Cotahuasi, that their floors are arid or semi-arid.

  • The climb out of the apurimac canyon, even without packs, left them completely exhausted.

  • At Pasaje, on the western side of the apurimac, the Carboniferous again appears resting upon the old schists described on p. 236.

  • It is known as the apurimac only down to the mouth of the Mantaro tributary, 11 45′ S. lat.

  • In Figure 32 we have the apurimac region near Pasaje (see location map, 20 ).

British Dictionary definitions for apurimac

Apurimac

/ˌæpuːˈriːmæk/
noun
1.
a river in S Peru, rising in the Andes and flowing northwest into the Urubamba River. Length: about 885 km (550 miles)
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