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Pucallpa (Quechua: puka hallpa, "red earth") is a busy Amazon frontier town in Peru which sits on the banks of the Ucayali River, a major tributary which feeds the Amazon River. Pucallpa is the capital of the Ucayali region and has more than 200,000 citizens. Pucallpa is 155 meters above sea level. Quechua (Standard Quechua, Runasimi Language of People) is an Native American language of South America. ... The Amazon Basin is the part of South America drained by the Amazon River and its tributaries. ... Alternative use: Ucayali region The Ucayali, which rises about 70 miles north of Lake Titicaca, is the most interesting branch of the Amazon River next to the Madeira. ... A satellite image of the mouth of the Amazon River, looking south The Amazon River (occasionally River Amazon; Spanish: Río Amazonas, Portuguese: Rio Amazonas) of South America is one of the two longest rivers on Earth, the other being the Nile in Africa. ... Categories: Stub | Departments of Peru ...


Pucallpa was founded on October 13, 1888, though a small community had existed on the site since 1534. October 13 is the 286th day of the year (287th in leap years). ... 1888 (MDCCCLXXXVIII) is a leap year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Julian calendar. ... Events February 27 - Group of Anabaptists of Jan Matthys seize Münster and declare it The New Jerusalem - they begin to exile dissenters and forcible baptize all others May 10 - Jacques Cartier explores Newfoundland while searching for the Northwest Passage. ...


Prior the completion of the 846km long Lima-Pucallpa highway (which in recent times the part closest to Pucallpa has disintegrated to a mudhole turning the original 2 day drive to a 2 and a half day drive to Lima) 1945, Pucallpa was a small, isolated town without electricity or paved roads. Today, however, the city has grown greatly in size and is a centre for local agriculture and industry, with numerous sawmills, rosewood oil factories and farms in its vicinity. Pucallpa is also the terminus for a 76km long oil pipeline from the Ganso Azul oilfields in the southwest. Lima is the capital and largest city in Peru, as well as the capital of Lima Province. ... Highway in Pennsylvania, USA For other uses, see Highway (disambiguation). ... 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1945 calendar). ... Lightning strikes during a night-time thunderstorm. ... This article or section should include material from Saw mill A sawmill is a facility where logs are cut into boards. ... Rosewood refers to a number of richly hued timbers, brownish with darker veining. ... A factory (previously manufactory) or manufacturing plant is a large industrial building where workers manufacture goods or supervise machines processing one product into another. ...


The Alexander von Humboldt and Biabo-Cordillera Azul National Forests are located just to the west of Pucallpa.


Pucallpa is not known for being a tourist attraction, because there is not as much to do there as there are in other places, however there are a few interesting places that are close. Just 7 kilometers away is Lake Yarinacocha, where the native community of San Francisco resides. Also close by is Aguatya, where there are waterfalls and a beautiful lake.


It is served by the Captain Rolden International Airport Captain Rolden International Airport (IATA: PCL, ICAO: SPCL) is an airport serving Pucallpa, Peru. ...


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Reference

  • Pucallpa. In Encyclop√¶dia Britannica (15). (1980).

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Pucallpa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (294 words)
Pucallpa (Quechua: puka hallpa, "red earth") is a busy Amazon frontier town in Peru which sits on the banks of the Ucayali River, a major tributary which feeds the Amazon River.
Pucallpa is also the terminus for a 76km long oil pipeline from the Ganso Azul oilfields in the southwest.
Pucallpa is not known for being a tourist attraction, because there is not as much to do there as there are in other places, however there are a few interesting places that are close.
Pucallpa travel information for Peru vacation. (409 words)
Pucallpa is the capital of the state of Ucayali, located at the left margin of the Ucayali River.
Main attractions in Pucallpa: The Plaza de Armas, the square of Public Clock, the school of Amazonia painting Usko Ayar, the house of the amazonian sculptor Agustin Rivas, the Natural Park and the Regional Museum.
Pucallpa is the unexplored pearl in the jungle of Peru.
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