The City of Nauta on the Amazon River

Nauta was founded on the 30th of April 1839 by a native chief, Manuel Pacaya Irarica. It was the earliest settlement and the first river port in the region of Loreto. According to local legends, the name of this city came from a jar that was found in the ground of the city. In the language of Cocoma, the word for jar is “mauta” and this name was later changed to the latino word “nauta”, meaning fisherman… [click to read more]

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