Maynas Province, Peru
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Location of Maynas in the Loreto Region
|• Mayor||Salomon Abensur Diaz|
|• Total||119,859.4 km2 (46,278.0 sq mi)|
|Elevation||106 m (348 ft)|
|Population (2005 estimate)|
|• Density||4.5/km2 (12/sq mi)|
The Maynas Province is bordered by Ecuador on the northwest, Colombia on the north, northeast and east, the Mariscal Ramón Castilla and Requena provinces on the south, and the Loreto Province on the southwest.
According to the 1993 Census, the Maynas Province has a population of 393,496 inhabitants, 50.6% of which (199,209) are male and 49.4% (194,287) are female.
As of 2005, the Instituto Nacional de Estadística e Informática estimates the province's population to be 536,423.
The majority of the province's residents (96%) speak Spanish at home; other languages spoken are Quechua (2%), Aymara (150 speakers, 0.0%), other indigenous languages (0.8%) and foreign languages (0.2%).
Persons originating from other regions of the country make up 8.4% of the population and 0.3% of residents were born abroad.
The population is spread out with
- 54.1% under the age of 20,
- 8.9% from 20 to 24,
- 24.6% from 25 to 44,
- 9.5% from 45 to 64, and
- 3% who are 65 years of age or older.
Secondary education has been attended by 28.8% of the population and 2.5% also have graduated from non-university higher education, while 2.6% have complete university studies. 46.7% only have attended primary education and 8.5% have not had any education.
The illiteracy rate in the province is 13.1%.
- Iquitos (Iquitos) (seat)
- Alto Nanay (Santa María de Nanay)
- Belén (Belén)
- Fernando Lores (Tamshiyacu)
- Indiana (Indiana)
- Las Amazonas (Francisco de Orellana)
- Mazán (Mazán)
- Napo (Santa Clotilde)
- Punchana (Punchana)
- Putumayo (Puca Urco officially; El Estrecho de facto)
- San Juan Bautista (San Juan Bautista)
- Teniente Manuel Clavero
- Torres Causana (Pantoja)
Places of interest
- (Spanish) Municipalidad Provincial de Maynas - Maynas provincial municipality