Alto Amazonas Province

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Alto Amazonas
Coat of arms of Alto Amazonas
Coat of arms
Location of Alto Amazonas in the Loreto Region
Location of Alto Amazonas in the Loreto Region
Country Peru
Region Loreto
Founded February 7, 1866
Capital Yurimaguas
 • Mayor Hector Hidalgo Rojas
 • Total 18,764.32 km2 (7,244.94 sq mi)
Elevation 182 m (597 ft)
 • Total 101,934
 • Density 5.4/km2 (14/sq mi)

The Alto Amazonas Province is one of the seven provinces in the Loreto Region of Peru. Located in northeastern Peruvian Amazonia, the culturally and biodiverse Province of Alto Amazonas is divided into six districts. Per August 1, 2005 (law Nº 8593), the following five districts were reallocated to the newly created province Datem del Marañón: Barranca, Cahuapanas, Manseriche, Morona, Pastaza.

Political division[edit]

The province measures 18,764.32 square kilometres (7,244.94 sq mi)] and is divided into six districts:

District Mayor Capital Ubigeo
Balsa Puerto Alfredo Torres "the Witch Hunter" Balsa Puerto 060202
Jeberos Amadeo Maca Rios Jeberos 060205
Lagunas Alberto Rengifo Chanchari Lagunas, Alto Amazonas Province 060206
Santa Cruz Persi Ruiz Cainamari Santa Cruz 060210
Teniente Cesar Lopez Rojas Narciso Reategui Rengifo Shucushuyacu 060211
Yurimaguas Hector Hidalgo Rojas Yurimaguas 060201


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Coordinates: 5°54′S 76°05′W / 5.900°S 76.083°W / -5.900; -76.083