Colca River

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ValleColca lou.jpg
Colca valley
Physical characteristics
 ⁃ locationCallalli District
MouthPacific Ocean
 ⁃ location
Camaná District
 ⁃ coordinates
16°37′52″S 72°45′51″W / 16.63111°S 72.76417°W / -16.63111; -72.76417Coordinates: 16°37′52″S 72°45′51″W / 16.63111°S 72.76417°W / -16.63111; -72.76417
Basin features
 ⁃ leftAsirumayu (Asirumayo), Anchapara
 ⁃ rightP'ikumayu (Picomayo),
Qantumayu, Pirwamayu
Pirwa (Perhua), Qullpa Pallqa Mayu
(Collpa Palca Mayo),
Kunturuma (Condoroma), Pilluni,
Qallumayu, Antamayu

Colca River (possibly from Quechua qullqa deposit)[1] which downstream is called Majes and Camaná is a Peruvian river in the Arequipa Region that flows deep in the rugged Andes of southern Peru. It originates south-east of the village Janq'u Lakaya (Ancolaccaya) in the Callalli District of the Caylloma Province. On its way from Chivay to Cabanaconde it flows through one of the deepest canyons of the world known as the Colca Canyon.[2] Near the town of Camaná the river empties into the Pacific Ocean.

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  1. ^ Teofilo Laime Ajacopa, Diccionario Bilingüe Iskay simipi yuyayk'ancha, La Paz, 2007 (Quechua-Spanish dictionary)
  2. ^ - UGEL maps of the provinces Camana, Castilla and Caylloma (2) (Arequipa Region)