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Ucayali Region

Location of the Ucayali Region in Peru
See other Peruvian regions
President Edwin Vásquez López
Capital Pucallpa
Largest city Pucallpa
Area 101,830.64 km²
Population (as of the 2005 Census)
Population
  - Total
  - Density

402,445
4/km²
Subdivisions 4 provinces and 14 districts
Elevation
  - Capital
  - Lowest
  - Highest

120 metres (394 ft)
135 m (Nueva Requena)
350 m (Esperanza)
Main resources Wood, fruit.
Poverty rate 70.5%
Percentage of country's GDP 0.85%
Codes
Dialing code 061
ISO 3166-2 PE-UCA
UBIGEO 25
Official website
www.regionucayali.gob.pe

Ucayali is an inland region in Peru. Located in the Amazon rainforest, its name is derived from the Ucayali River. The regional capital is the city of Pucallpa. The Political division of Peru has changed from time to time, beginning during the time after the nation obtained independence from Spain, until the present-day country. ... For other uses, see President (disambiguation). ... Not to be confused with capitol. ... 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 (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. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... The Peru 2005 Census was a detailed enumeration of the Peruvian population. ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... Rainforest on Fatu-Hiva, Marquesas Islands Natural resources are naturally occurring substances that are considered valuable in their relatively unmodified (natural) form. ... A boy from Jakarta, Indonesia shows his find. ... A telephone numbering plan is a plan for allocating telephone number ranges to countries, regions, areas and exchanges and to non-fixed telephone networks such as mobile phone networks. ... ISO 3166-2 is the second part of the ISO 3166 standard. ... Ubigeo is the coding system for geographical locations (Spanish: Código Ubicacíon Geografica) in Peru used by the National Statistics Institute (Spanish: Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informática INEI[1] to code the first-level administrative subdivision: regions (Spanish: regiones, singular: región), the second-level administrative... A website (alternatively, web site or Web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or more web servers, usually accessible via the Internet. ... Map of the Amazon rainforest ecoregions as delineated by the WWF. Yellow line encloses the Amazon rainforest. ... 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. ... 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. ...

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Geography

Boundaries

The Ucayali Region is bordered by the Brazilian state of Acre on the east; the region of Madre de Dios on the southeast; Cusco on the south; Junín, Pasco and Huánuco on the west; and Loreto on the north. Capital (and largest city) Rio Branco Demonym Acreano Government  -  Governor Binho Marques  -  Vice Governor Carlos César Messias Area  -  Total 152. ... Madre de Dios is a region in southeastern Peru, bordering Brazil, Bolivia and the Peruvian regions of Puno, Cusco and Ucayali. ... See other Peruvian regions President Carlos R. Cuaresma Capital Cusco Area 71,986. ... Junín is a region in the central highlands of Peru. ... Pasco is a department in Peru. ... Huánuco is a region in central Peru. ... See other Peruvian regions President Robinson Rivadeneira Capital Iquitos Area 368,851. ...


Demographics

Population

According to the 1993 Census, the Ucayali Region has a population of 314,810 inhabitants, 52.4% of which (164,826) are male and 47.6% (149,984) are female. The Peru 1993 Census was a detailed enumeration of the Peruvian population made on July 11, 1993 by the Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informática. ...


As of 2002, the Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informática esimates the region's population to be 468,922. 2002 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informática (INEI) (National Institute of Statistics and Informatics) is a semi-autonomous Peruvian government agency which coordinates, compiles, and evaluates statistical information for the country. ...


Languages

Spanish is spoken at home by 86.5% of the population; while 2.3% speak Quechua and 0.5% speak Aymara. Other indigenous languages are spoken by 9.7% of the population and 0.2% speak foreign languages. Quechua (Runa Simi in Quechua; Runa, human + Simi, speech, literally mouth; i. ... Aymara is an Aymaran language spoken by the Aymara of the Andes. ... For other uses, see Native Americans (disambiguation). ...


Immigration

Persons originating from other regions of the country make up 34.7% of the population and 0.2% of residents were born abroad.


The largest immigrant groups come from the Loreto Region (12.5% of the total population). See other Peruvian regions President Robinson Rivadeneira Capital Iquitos Area 368,851. ...


Age

The population is spread out with 53.9% under the age of 20, 9.3% from 20 to 24, 25.4% from 25 to 44, 8.8% from 45 to 64, and 2.5% who are 65 years of age or older.


Education

Secondary education has been attended by 29% of the population and 2.3% also have graduated from non-university higher education, while 1.7% have complete university studies. 49.3% only have attended primary education and 9.1% have not had any education. Secondary education - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... For the community in Florida, see University, Florida. ... A primary school in Český Těšín, Poland Primary education is the first stage of compulsory education. ...


The illiteracy rate in the region is 14.2% World illiteracy rates by country Literacy is the ability to read and write. ...


Political division

The region is divided into 4 provinces (Spanish: provincias, singular: provincia), which are composed of 14 districts (distritos, singular: distrito).


Provinces

The provinces, with their capitals in parenthesis, are:

  • Atalaya (Atalaya)
  • Coronel Portillo (Pucallpa)
  • Padre Abad (Aguaytía)
  • Purús (Esperanza)

Atalaya is the largest of four provinces in the Ucayali Region, in the central Amazon rainforest of Peru. ... Atalaya is a city in the Ucayali Region of Peru. ... Coronel Portillo is the second largest of four provinces in the Ucayali Region in Peru. ... 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. ... Padre Abad is the smallest of four provinces in the Ucayali Region, in the central Amazon rainforest of Peru. ... Purus is one of four provinces in the Ucayali Region, in the central Amazon rainforest of Peru. ...

External links

  • (Spanish) Gobierno Regional de Ucayali - Ucayali Regional Government website
Image File history File links Flag_of_Peru_(state). ... The Subdivisions of Peru have changed from time to time, since the nation gained independence from Spain in the early 19th century. ... Amazonas is a region in northern Peru. ... See other Peruvian regions President Ricardo Narváez Soto Capital Huaraz Largest city Chimbote Area 35,039. ... See other Peruvian regions President Luis Barra Capital Abancay Area 20,895. ... Arequipa is a region in southwestern Peru. ... Ayacucho is a region of Peru, located in the south-central Andes of the country. ... Cajamarca is a department in Peru. ... See other Peruvian regions President Alexander Kouri Bumachar Capital Callao Area 146. ... See other Peruvian regions President Carlos R. Cuaresma Capital Cusco Area 71,986. ... Huancavelica is a department in Peru. ... Huánuco is a region in central Peru. ... Ica is a region in Peru. ... Junín is a region in the central highlands of Peru. ... La Libertad is a region in northwestern Peru. ... Lambayeque is a region in northwestern Peru, known for its rich Chimú and Moche historical past. ... The Lima Region, also known as Lima Provincias, is one of twenty-five regions in Peru. ... See other Peruvian regions President Robinson Rivadeneira Capital Iquitos Area 368,851. ... Madre de Dios is a region in southeastern Peru, bordering Brazil, Bolivia and the Peruvian regions of Puno, Cusco and Ucayali. ... Moquegua is one of the 25 regions of Peru. ... Pasco is a department in Peru. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... This article is about the Region of Puno. ... San Martín is a region in Peru. ... Tacna is Perus southernmost region. ... Tumbes is a coastal region in northwestern Peru. ... Lima Province is located in the central coast of Peru and is the only province in the country not belonging to any of the twenty-five regions. ...

  Results from FactBites:
 
Ucayali - MSN Encarta (103 words)
The Ucayali River, which rises about 110 km (70 miles) north of Lake Titicaca, is a branch of the Amazon River near the Madeira River.
Ucayali, river of Peru, one of the headwaters of the Amazon.
It is formed by the confluence of the Apurímac and Urubamba at Atalaya, in eastern Peru, and winds about 1,930 km (1,200 mi) north to join the Marañón near Nauta.
Ucayali - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (323 words)
The Ucayali, which rises about 70 miles north of Lake Titicaca, is the most interesting branch of the Amazon River next to the Madeira.
The Ucayali was first called the San Miguel, then the Ucayali, Ucayare, Poro, Apu-Poro, Cocama and Rio de Cuzco.
Torres, who explored the Alto Ucayali for the Peruvian government, gives it a length of 186 miles, counting from the mouth of the Pachitea to the junction of the Tambo and Urubamba.
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