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Atalaya is the largest of four provinces in the Ucayali Region, in the central Amazon rainforest of Peru.

Atalaya
Coat of arms of Atalaya
Coat of arms
Location of Atalaya in the Ucayali Region
Location of Atalaya in the Ucayali Region
CountryPeru
RegionUcayali
FoundedJune 1, 1982
CapitalAtalaya
Government
 • MayorFrancisco De Asis Mendoza De Souza (2007)
Area
 • Total38,924.43 km2 (15,028.81 sq mi)
Population
2007 census
 • Total43,933
 • Density1.1/km2 (2.9/sq mi)
UBIGEO2502
Websitewww.muniatalaya.gob.pe

LanguagesEdit

According to the 2007 census, Spanish was spoken as a first language by 49.1% of the population, while 37.0% spoke Asháninka, 1.7% spoke Quechua, 0.2% spoke Aymara, 11.9% spoke other indigenous languages and 0.1% spoke foreign languages.

Political divisionEdit

The province is divided into four districts (Spanish: distritos, singular: distrito), each of which is headed by a mayor (alcalde). The districts, with their capitals in parenthesis, are:

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