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The name of the town is a combination of Spanish and Quechua, meaning "Horse Lake", a nearby body of water. It is a poor town and people live by farming, trading, and fishing. Television has arrived as has the internet and there is even an internet cafe in the market square. Other than some motorcycle/taxis, there are only one or two vehicles in town. There is an airport under construction, but it is difficult to imagine it will see much use.
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- Cabalo Cocha (Variant) at GEOnet Names Server, United States National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
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- Topographic map Caballcocha, Peru; Colombia SA-19-13, Joint Operations Graphic 1:250,000, U.S. National Imagery and Mapping Agency, 1994
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