Department of Ucayali
Department of Ucayali
Location of the Ucayali department in Peru
|Subdivisions||4 provinces and 14 districts|
|• Governor||Francisco Pezo Torres|
|• Total||101,830.64 km2 (39,317.03 sq mi)|
|120 m (390 ft)|
|Highest elevation||350 m (1,150 ft)|
|Lowest elevation||135 m (443 ft)|
|• Density||4.9/km2 (13/sq mi)|
|ISO 3166 code||PE-UCA|
|Principal resources||Wood, fruit.|
|Percentage of Peru's GDP||0.85%|
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.
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.
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 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).
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 department is divided into 4 provinces (Spanish: provincias, singular: provincia), which are composed of 14 districts (distritos, singular: distrito).
The provinces, with their capitals in parentheses, are:
Places of interestEdit
- (in Spanish) Gobierno Regional de Ucayali – Ucayali Regional Government website
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