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The Loreto Province is one of the eight provinces in the Loreto Region of Peru. The capital of the province is the historic town of Nauta. This biologically and culturally diverse region includes the Pacaya–Samiria National Reservation, and is also home to many indigenous peoples, (such as the Cocama, Omagua, Iquito people and Urarina), as well as peasants (ribereños) who live off the land and aquatically rich rivers.

Loreto
Nauta
Nauta
Location of Loreto in the Loreto Region
Location of Loreto in the Loreto Region
CountryPeru
RegionLoreto
CapitalNauta
Area
 • Total67,434.12 km2 (26,036.46 sq mi)
Elevation
111 m (364 ft)
Population
 • Total63,515
 • Density0.94/km2 (2.4/sq mi)
UBIGEO1603

Political divisionEdit

The province is divided into five districts.

Places of interestEdit