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Location of Talara in the Piura Region
|Founded||March 16, 1956|
|• Mayor||Jose Alfredo Vitonera Infante|
|• Total||2,799.49 km2 (1,080.89 sq mi)|
|Elevation||2,178 m (7,146 ft)|
|• Density||44/km2 (110/sq mi)|
Talara is a province in the Piura Region, Peru. It is bordered by the Pacific Ocean on the west, the Paita Province on the south, the Sullana Province on the east and the Tumbes Region's Contralmirante Villar Province on the north. Its capital is the major port city of Talara. It also contains the beach resort of Máncora. The province was created by the President Manuel A. Odría in 1956.
The province has tourist attractions such as the Máncora beach resort, Cabo Blanco beach, Punta Balcones, Pariñas Forest, Amotape mountains, a whale fossils deposit, Plataforma del Zócalo Continental, Punta Arenas Houses, Talara Refinery and the Talara Civic Centre. Talara had the greatest reserve of oil in all Peru.
The Talara Province has a yearly average temperature of 25 °C (77 °F).
It is linked to the rest of the country by various highways and the Cap. FAP Víctor Montes Arias Airport.
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