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altitude?[edit]

According to the Peruvian government, at the official website of INEI (the Peruvian National Institute of Statistics and Informatics), the altitude of Iquitos is 106 meters above sealevel. [1] —Preceding unsigned comment added by 190.40.226.206 (talk) 18:09, 12 January 2008 (UTC)

According to the River Amazon article, Iquitos is open to navigation, by ocean-going craft, all the way from the mouth of the Amazon. That is remarkable. So, what is the altitude at Iquitos? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Geo Swan (talkcontribs) 06:04, January 9, 2005

at wunderground.com the elevation is listed as 413 feet, or 126 meters, above sea level. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Oystertoadfish (talkcontribs) 13:53, May 17, 2005

At revision 715315 on wikitravel.org, Iquitos is listed as 350 feet, or 105 meters. I changed it to 413 feet or 126 meters on revision 736115. The reason I did this was because at www.wunderground.com it does indeed say 413 feet is the elevation. I also think this sounds more realistic then 350 feet. Nocturnal Wanderer 23:30, 1 January 2008 (UTC)
However I do have to admit at go2peru.com, it says the elevation is 347 feet, or 106 meters. Nocturnal Wanderer 21:31, 2 January 2008 (UTC)
I found some more websites with the elevations:
Nocturnal Wanderer 22:11, 2 January 2008 (UTC)
By the way, I changed the elevation to 106 meters (351 feet) on revision 736725 of wikitravel. This is because most of the elevation are around 105 meters or 350 feet. I also changed it on the article. Nocturnal Wanderer 22:22, 2 January 2008 (UTC)

Safe city?[edit]

I just removed this claim, which someone had already said deserved a citation:

Iquitos is considered to be one of the safest cities in the world with violent crime almost unheard of. [citation needed]

I searched the net in english and then in spanish. These claims of iquitos being very safe were mostly on tourist sites. To be fair, I was in iquitos five years ago and I felt safe walking around at night. So maybe the city is safer than places like Lima, etc. But "violent crime almost unheard of"?! It doesn't pass face validity, nor my experience. This reminds me of a Fijian cab driver telling me there was no AIDS in Fiji. From a red-cross article from Iquitos:

En esta zona la prostitución, la droga, la violencia, el desempleo y los altos índices de embarazos juveniles están a la orden del día. [2]

Maybe you think it's okay that our article doesn't dwell on the poverty of the city and surrounding areas, or maybe you think it's a problem. But either way, let's not write fairy tales here. Pigkeeper 20:22, 26 October 2006 (UTC)

Using google translation, I found:
"En esta zona la prostitución, la droga, la violencia, el desempleo y los altos índices de embarazos juveniles están a la orden del día."
translates into:
"In this zone, prostitution, drugs, violence, unemployment and the high rates of teenage pregnancies are on the agenda." Nocturnal Wanderer 17:50, 2 January 2008 (UTC)

--Mrgart (talk) 05:30, 27 September 2009 (UTC) I live in Iquitos. In my experience it is a remarkably safe city and violent crime is rare. Theft, burglary, robbery and pickpocketing are very common, though. "están a la orden del día" doesn't mean "they are on the agenda"; it means "they are daily occurrences". Not sure what 'zone' the text refers to. It might be a certain neighborhood, probably Belen. But overall, Iquitos is a safe and pleasant place to live and visit.

"The most populous city in the world that cannot be reached by road" ?[edit]

There are many cities on islands with populations greater than 370K, and the road to Nauta makes the claim even more problematic. Perhaps what's commonly meant is that Iquitos is the largest mainland city that cannot be reached by road; but if I were to infer that and add that claim without a source, it would be original research. I will simply remove the claim for now, since it is unsourced; if you plan to add something back, please cite a reliable source that specifically supports the claim you are making. Baileypalblue (talk) 08:55, 6 July 2010 (UTC)

Malware Link Removal[edit]

--Gary Dee 11:45, 15 July 2013 (UTC)