The New International Encyclopædia/Amazonas (Peru)

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AMAZONAS, ä'mȧ-thō'nȧs. A northern department of Peru, bounded by Ecuador on the north, the Peruvian department of Loreto on the east, Libertad on the south, and Cajamarca on the west. Area, 13,943 square miles. It is slightly mountainous and has a fertile soil. The population was officially estimated in 1895 at 70,670. Capital, Chachapoyas.