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Pongo (geography)

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A pongo (corruption of the Kichwa punku and the Aymara punku, meaning a door) is a type of canyon or narrow gorge along rivers in Peru, especially on the Marañón River (Upper Amazon) and its affluents, in the Amazonas Region.


  • Pongos in Amazonas, the big pongos of Marañón River
  • The Amazonas Region, home to pongos
  • The Pongo de Manseriche, gorge in northwest Peru where the Marañón River runs
  • The Pongo de Mainique, most dangerous whitewater pass on the Urubamba River
  • The Olmos-Marañon Route, transcontinental road, includes the "route of pongos"
  • The Marañón River, has 35 miles of pongos before the Amazon River
  • The Huallaga River, crossing the Andes forming the Pongo de Aguirre
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    Pongo (geography) Wikipedia

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