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official_name = Pucallpa
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image_caption = Pucallpa Plaza and San Martín Fountain

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map_caption = Location in Peru

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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = Peru
subdivision_type1 = Region
subdivision_name1 = Ucayali
subdivision_type2 = Province
subdivision_name2 = Coronel Portillo
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timezone = PET
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latd = 8
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longd = 74
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website = [http://www.mpcp.gob.pe www.mpcp.gob.pe]
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Pucallpa (Quechua: puka hallpa, "red earth") is a city in eastern Peru located on the banks of the Ucayali River, a major tributary of the Amazon River. It is the capital of the Ucayali region, the Coronel Portillo Province and the Calleria District.

Pucallpa was founded in the 1840s by Franciscan missionaries who settled several families of the Shipibo-Conibo ethnic group. [es icon Alberto Tauro del Pino, "Enciclopedia Ilustrada del Perú", vol. XIII, p. 2129.] For several decades it remained a small settlement as it was isolated from the rest of the country by the Amazon Rainforest and the Andes mountain range. From the 1880s through the 1920s a railway project to connect Pucallpa with the rest of the country via the Ferrocarril Central Andino was started and dropped several time until it was finally abandoned. Pucallpa's isolation finally ended in 1945 with the completion of a highway to Lima through Tingo Maria. The highway allowed the commercialization of regional products to the rest of the country, thus improving the economic outlook of the region and its capital, Pucallpa. However, the heavy rainfalls of the Amazon Rainforest remain a problem as they erode the highway and can even cut it by causing flash floods.Pucallpa is served by air through the Captain Rolden International Airport and by river through its port "Pucallpillo" near the center of the city. During the high water season, the floating ports of "La Hoyada" and "Puerto Italia" are used for riverine communications. Pucallpa is connected by road to Lima via the cities Huánuco and Cerro de Pasco.

Sister Cities

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ee also

* TANS Peru Flight 204 crash, August 23, 2005.


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