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Ucayali (Spanish pronunciation: ) is an inland department and region of Peru. Located in the Amazon rainforest, its name is derived from the Ucayali River. Its capital is the city of Pucallpa. It is the second largest department in Peru, after Loreto.

Department of Ucayali
Gobierno Regional de Ucayali
Regional Government of Ucayali
Flag
Seal
Location of the Ucayali department in Peru
Coordinates:9°58′S73°11′W /9.96°S 73.19°W /-9.96; -73.19Coordinates: 9°58′S73°11′W /9.96°S 73.19°W /-9.96; -73.19
CountryPeru
Subdivisions4 provinces and 14 districts
Largest cityPucallpa
CapitalPucallpa
Government
• GovernorFrancisco Pezo Torres
(2019–2022)
Area
• Total101,830.64 km2 (39,317.03 sq mi)
Elevation
(Capital)
120 m (390 ft)
Highest elevation
350 m (1,150 ft)
Lowest elevation
135 m (443 ft)
Population
(2017)
• Total496,459
• Density4.9/km2 (13/sq mi)
UBIGEO
25
Dialing code061
ISO 3166 codePE-UCA
Principal resourcesWood, fruit.
Poverty rate70.5%
Percentage of Peru's GDP0.85%
Websitewww.regionucayali.gob.pe
Fountain in the city of Pucallpa.
Fishing piranha on the Ucayali River.

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Boundaries

The department of Ucayali is bordered by the Brazilian state of Acre on the east; the department of Madre de Dios on the southeast; Cusco on the south; Junín, Pasco and Huánuco on the west; and Loreto on the north.

Population

According to the 2007 Census, the Ucayali department has a population of 432,159 inhabitants, 51.4% of which (222,132) are male and 48.6% (210,027) are female. 75.3% of the population (325,347) live in urban areas while the remaining 24.7% (106,812) live in rural areas.

As of 2002[update], the Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informática estimated the department's population to be 468,922.

Languages

Spanish is spoken as a first language by 87.6% of the population, while 4.1% speak Asháninka, 1.5% speak Quechua and 0.1% speak Aymara. Other indigenous languages, including Shipibo, are spoken by 6.6% of the population and 0.0% speak foreign languages.

Immigration

Persons originating from other departments 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).

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.

The illiteracy rate in the region is 14.2%

The department 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 parentheses, are:


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capital is the city of Pucallpa It is the second largest department in Peru after Loreto 1 Department of Ucayali Gobierno Regional de UcayaliDepartmentRegional Government of UcayaliFlagSealLocation of the Ucayali department in PeruCoordinates 9 58 S 73 11 W 9 96 S 73 19 W 9 96 73 19 Coordinates 9 58 S 73 11 W 9 96 S 73 19 W 9 96 73 19CountryPeruSubdivisions4 provinces and 14 districtsLargest cityPucallpaCapitalPucallpaGovernment GovernorFrancisco Pezo Torres 2019 2022 Area Total101 830 64 km2 39 317 03 sq mi Elevation Capital 120 m 390 ft Highest elevation350 m 1 150 ft Lowest elevation135 m 443 ft Population 2017 Total496 459 Density4 9 km2 13 sq mi UBIGEO25Dialing code061ISO 3166 codePE UCAPrincipal resourcesWood fruit Poverty rate70 5 Percentage of Peru s GDP0 85 Websitewww regionucayali gob pe Fountain in the city of Pucallpa Fishing piranha on the Ucayali River Contents 1 Geography 1 1 Boundaries 2 Demographics 2 1 Population 2 2 Languages 2 3 Immigration 2 4 Age 2 5 Education 3 Political division 3 1 Provinces 4 Places of interest 5 References 6 External linksGeography EditBoundaries Edit The department of Ucayali is bordered by the Brazilian state of Acre on the east the department of Madre de Dios on the southeast Cusco on the south Junin Pasco and Huanuco on the west and Loreto on the north Demographics EditPopulation Edit According to the 2007 Census the Ucayali department has a population of 432 159 inhabitants 51 4 of which 222 132 are male and 48 6 210 027 are female 75 3 of the population 325 347 live in urban areas while the remaining 24 7 106 812 live in rural areas As of 2002 update the Instituto Nacional de Estadistica e Informatica estimated the department s population to be 468 922 Languages Edit Spanish is spoken as a first language by 87 6 of the population while 4 1 speak Ashaninka 1 5 speak Quechua and 0 1 speak Aymara Other indigenous languages including Shipibo are spoken by 6 6 of the population and 0 0 speak foreign languages Immigration Edit Persons originating from other departments 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 Age Edit 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 Edit 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 The illiteracy rate in the region is 14 2 Political division EditThe department is divided into 4 provinces Spanish provincias singular provincia which are composed of 14 districts distritos singular distrito Provinces Edit The provinces with their capitals in parentheses are Atalaya Atalaya Coronel Portillo Pucallpa Padre Abad Aguaytia Purus Esperanza Places of interest EditEl Sira Communal Reserve Gran Pajonal Purus Communal Reserve Immaculate Conception Cathedral PucallpaReferences Edit Gobierno Regional de Ucayali www gob pe External links Edit in Spanish Gobierno Regional de Ucayali Ucayali Regional Government website This Ucayali Region geography article is a stub You can help Wikipedia by expanding it vte Retrieved from https en wikipedia org w index php title Department of Ucayali amp oldid 1085799989, wikipedia, wiki, book,

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