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UCAYALI (Spanish pronunciation: ) is an inland region in Peru
Peru
. Located in the Amazon rainforest
Amazon rainforest
, its name is derived from the Ucayali
Ucayali
River. The regional capital is the city of Pucallpa . Fountain in the city of Pucallpa. Fishing piranha on the Ucayali
Ucayali
River.

CONTENTS

* 1 Geography
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 External links

GEOGRAPHY

BOUNDARIES

The Ucayali
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.

DEMOGRAPHICS

POPULATION

According to the 2007 Census , the Ucayali
Ucayali
Region 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 , the Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informática estimated the region'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 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
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%

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 parentheses, are:

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

PLACES OF INTEREST

* El Sira Communal Reserve
El Sira Communal Reserve
* Purús Communal Reserve

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