Ucayali (Spanish pronunciation: [ukaˈʝali]) is an inland region
in Peru. Located in the Amazon rainforest, its name is derived from
Ucayali River. The regional capital is the city of Pucallpa.
Fountain in the city of Pucallpa.
Fishing piranha on the
3 Political division
4 Places of interest
5 External links
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
According to the 2007 Census, the
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[update], the Instituto Nacional de Estadística e
Informática estimated the region's population to be 468,922.
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.
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
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.
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 region is divided into 4 provinces (Spanish: provincias, singular:
provincia), which are composed of 14 districts (distritos, singular:
The provinces, with their capitals in parentheses, are:
Coronel Portillo (Pucallpa)
Padre Abad (Aguaytía)
Places of interest
El Sira Communal Reserve
Purús Communal Reserve
Immaculate Conception Cathedral, Pucallpa
(in Spanish) Gobierno Regional de
Regions of Peru
Madre de Dios
Lima Province is not part of any region.
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