August Flower - Flor de Agosto

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Location
Flor de Agosto located in Peru
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Location of Flor de Agosto in Peru
Flor de Agosto located in the Department of Loreto
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Location of Flor de Agosto in Loreto
Coordinates 2°19′32″S 73°07′27″O / -2.3256301, -73.1240561Coordenadas: 2°19′32″S 73°07′27″O / -2.3256301, -73.1240561
Entity Location
Country Peru flag Peru
Department Loreto
Province Putumayo
District Putumayo
Population
• Total 414 have.

Flor de Agosto is a Peruvian town located on the banks of the Putumayo River , in the province of the same name , in the district of the same name , in the Peruvian department of Loreto .

Limits

It limits to the north with the Republic of Colombia , to the west with San Vicente de los Lagos , to the east with San Antonio del Estrecho and to the south with the Puerto Arica-Flor de Agosto highway .

History

It was founded by the indigenous people of the place, after being converted to Christianity by the Franciscans . For a long time it lacked relevance, reducing itself to being another populated center of Peru , without the presence of the State. When, after the signing of the Salomón-Lozano treaty , Peru ceded the territory located between the Putumayo and Caquetá rivers, it became a border area, establishing police stations and a health center.

The city was important during the Colombian-Peruvian war , serving as a base during the Güepí battle , sending soldiers down the Putumayo River . There, some Peruvian citizens who refused to change their nationality settled, coming from Puerto Arica , Tarapacá , Puerto Alegría , Puerto Espejo (today Puerto Nariño ) and Leticia (now belonging to Colombia ); as well as Peruvian citizens from the cities of Iquitos , Caballococha and Pucallpa , sent by the central government after the war.

Communication channels

Flor de Agosto can be reached via the Putumayo River and the Puerto Arica-Flor de Agosto highway , which lasts 49 minutes in motorized vehicles. Through this road, the town of Flor de Agosto also has access to the Napo River , which leads to the city of Iquitos .

Education

Flor de Agosto has the initial and primary levels.

Religion

It has a high percentage of Catholics .

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