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The Ucayali River arises about 110 km north of Lake Titicaca, in the Arequipa region of South America. The Amazon River takes its name close to Nauta city, in the confluence among Ucayali and Marañón rivers. The Ucayali, together with Apurímac River, Ene River, and Tambo River, is today considered the main headwater of the Amazon River, totaling a length of 2,669.9 kilometres from the source of the Apurímac at Nevado Mismi to the confluence of the Ucayali and Marañón Rivers: ⁕Apurímac River: 730.7 km ⁕Ene River: 180.6 km ⁕Tambo River: 158.5 km ⁕Ucayali River: 1,600.1 km The Ucayali was first called San Miguel, then Ucayali, Ucayare, Poro, Apu-Poro, Cocama and Rio de Cuzco. Peru has fitted out many costly and ably-conducted expeditions to explore it. One of them claimed to have reached within 380 km of Lima, and the little steamer "Napo" forced its way up the violent currents for 124 km above the junction with the Pachitea River as far as the Tambo River, 1,240 km from the confluence of the Ucayali with the Amazon. The "Napo" then succeeded in ascending the Urubamba branch of the Ucayali 56 km above its union with the Tambo, to a point 320 km north of Cuzco.
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