Talara Province

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Coat of arms of Talara
Coat of arms
Location of Talara in the Piura Region
Location of Talara in the Piura Region
Country Peru
Region Piura
Founded March 16, 1956
Capital Talara
 • Mayor Jose Alfredo Vitonera Infante
 • Total 2,799.49 km2 (1,080.89 sq mi)
Elevation 2,178 m (7,146 ft)
 • Total 122,162
 • Density 44/km2 (110/sq mi)
Website www.munitalara.gob.pe

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.

Punta Pariñas, the westernmost point in mainland South America, is located in the province's La Brea District.


The Talara Province has a yearly average temperature of 25 °C (77 °F).

Political division

Talara Province is divided into six districts (Spanish: distritos, singular: distrito), each of which is headed by a mayor (alcalde):


It is linked to the rest of the country by various highways and the Cap. FAP Víctor Montes Arias Airport.


External links

  • Municipality of Talara (in Spanish)

Coordinates: 4°34′47″S 81°16′19″W / 4.57972°S 81.27194°W / -4.57972; -81.27194

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