Location of Talara in the Piura region
|Coat of Arms|
|Founded||March 16, 1956|
| 2,799.49 km2 (1,080.89 sq mi)|
2,178 m (7,150 ft)
|Population (as of the 2005 Census)|
43.6 /km2 (113 /sq mi)
|Mayor||Jose Alfredo Vitonera Infante|
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 Mancora.
The province has tourist attractions such as the Máncora beach resort, Cabo Blanco beach (where Ernest Hemingway wrote some books), 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 linkied to the rest of the country by various highways and the Cap. FAP Victor Montes Arias Airport
- Municipality of Talara (in Spanish)
es:Provincia de Talara