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 Top UFO "Hot Spots" for Latin America

 Rank, number of UFO reports and Close Encounters, Rates per 100,000 population and latest population estimates

 UFOCAT 2003 Database, created June 17, 2003

Rank

Sub-Division

Full Name

District Capital

State

UFO Reports

Rate of UFO reports per 100,000 pop.

Close Encounters

Rate of CE reports per 100,000 pop.

Population

1

Aguadilla

Aguadilla

Aguadilla

PUERTO RICO

55

67.70

28

34.47

81,241

2

Mayaguez

Mayaguez

Mayaguez

PUERTO RICO

64

36.58

29

16.58

174,955

3

Humacao

Humacao

Humacao

PUERTO RICO

26

27.32

17

17.86

95,161

4

Rocha

Rocha

Rocha

URUGUAY

16

29.04

5

9.07

55,097

5

Santa Fe

Santa Fe

Santa Fe

ARGENTINA

138

30.18

36

7.87

457,188

6

Bayamon

Bayamon

Bayamon

PUERTO RICO

29

15.67

20

10.81

185,087

7

Maldonado

Maldonado

Maldonado

URUGUAY

19

31.02

4

6.53

61,259

8

Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz

Rio Gallegos

ARGENTINA

21

18.34

10

8.74

114,479

9

Tacuarembo

Tacuarembo

Tacuarembo

URUGUAY

12

15.59

7

9.10

76,964

10

La Pampa

La Pampa

Santa Rosa

ARGENTINA

30

14.48

14

6.76

207,132

11

Salto

Salto

Salto

URUGUAY

16

17.36

5

5.42

92,183

12

Antofagasta

Antofagasta

Antofagasta

CHILE

43

12.60

20

5.86

341,203

13

Catamarca

Catamarca

Catamarca

ARGENTINA

30

14.55

11

5.33

206,204

14

San Jose

San Jose

San Jose de Mayo

URUGUAY

9

11.31

4

5.03

79,563

15

Arecibo

Arecibo

Arecibo

PUERTO RICO

9

8.50

6

5.67

105,901

16

Rio Negro

Rio Negro

Viedma

ARGENTINA

42

10.94

18

4.69

383,896

17

Neuquen

Neuquen

Neuquen

ARGENTINA

25

10.33

11

4.55

241,904

18

Magallanes

Magallanes

Punta Arenas

CHILE

16

12.09

5

3.78

132,333

19

San Juan

San Juan

San Juan

ARGENTINA

55

11.70

18

3.83

469,973

20

Tarapaca

Tarapaca

Iquique

CHILE

34

12.43

9

3.29

273,427

21

Ponce

Ponce

Ponce

PUERTO RICO

20

10.28

7

3.60

194,469

22

Guayama

Guayama

Guayama

PUERTO RICO

13

6.27

8

3.86

207,441

23

Mendoza

Mendoza

Mendoza

ARGENTINA

110

9.26

35

2.95

1,187,305

24

Salta

Salta

Salta

ARGENTINA

49

7.40

20

3.02

662,369

25

La Rioja

La Rioja

La Rioja

ARGENTINA

15

9.18

4

2.45

163,342

26

Entre Rios

Entre Rios

Parana

ARGENTINA

67

7.43

24

2.66

902,241

27

Cordoba

Cordoba

Cordoba

ARGENTINA

147

6.11

60

2.49

2,407,135

28

Chubut

Chubut

Rawson

ARGENTINA

25

9.53

4

1.53

262,196

29

Tucuman

Tucuman

San Miguel de Tucuman

ARGENTINA

41

4.24

23

2.38

968,066

30

Dist Federal

Distrito Federal

Caracas

VENEZUELA

100

5.37

37

1.99

1,860,637

31

Corrientes

Corrientes

Corrientes

ARGENTINA

38

5.78

12

1.82

657,716

32

Jujuy

Jujuy

Jujuy

ARGENTINA

25

6.12

7

1.71

408,514

33

MauleΚΚ

MauleΚΚ

Talca

CHILE

37

5.12

14

1.94

723,224

34

San Luis

San Luis

San Luis

ARGENTINA

11

5.17

4

1.88

212,837

35

Atacama

Atacama

Copiapo

CHILE

7

3.82

4

2.18

183,071

36

Coquimbo

Coquimbo

La Serena

CHILE

22

5.25

6

1.43

419,178

37

Santiago Est

Santiago del Estero

Santiago del Estero

ARGENTINA

40

6.13

7

1.07

652,318

38

San Juan

San Juan

San Juan

PUERTO RICO

45

4.16

16

1.48

1,081,193

39

Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires

La Plata

ARGENTINA

459

4.25

150

1.39

10,796,036

40

Chaco

Chaco

Resistencia

ARGENTINA

36

5.20

6

0.87

692,410

41

Valparaiso

Valparaiso

Valparaiso

CHILE

56

4.65

10

0.83

1,204,693

42

Los Lagos

Los Lagos

Puerto Montt

CHILE

30

3.56

8

0.95

843,430

43

Rio Grande N

Rio Grande do Norte

Natal

BRAZIL

41

2.16

24

1.26

1,899,720

44

Montevideo

Montevideo

Montevideo

URUGUAY

69

5.74

4

0.33

1,202,757

45

Ceara

Ceara

Fortaleza

BRAZIL

123

2.32

54

1.02

5,294,876

46

Biobio

Biobio

Concepcion

CHILE

39

2.57

12

0.79

1,516,552

47

Mato Grosso Sul

Mato Grosso do Sul

Campo Grande

BRAZIL

21

1.53

14

1.02

1,370,333

48

Ica

Ica

Ica

PERU

8

1.85

4

0.93

431,442

49

Dist Federal

Dist Federal

Buenos Aires

ARGENTINA

106

3.65

13

0.45

2,908,001

50

Rio Grande S

Rio Grande do Sul

Porto Alegre

BRAZIL

191

2.46

54

0.69

7,777,212

51

Portuguesa

Portuguesa

Guanare

VENEZUELA

6

1.41

4

0.94

424,984

52

Miranda

Miranda

Los Teques

VENEZUELA

23

1.62

11

0.77

1,421,442

53

Rio Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro

BRAZIL

223

1.97

76

0.67

11,297,327

54

San Cristoba

San Cristobal

San Cristobal

DOM

4

0.90

4

0.90

446,132

55

Minas Gerais

Minas Gerais

Belo Horizonte

BRAZIL

183

1.37

103

0.77

13,390,805

56

Huanuco

Huanuco

Huanuco

PERU

5

1.04

4

0.83

481,924

57

Cusco

Cusco

Cusco

PERU

12

1.45

6

0.72

829,294

58

Dist Federal

Dist Federal

Brasilia

BRAZIL

23

1.95

7

0.59

1,177,393

59

Arequipa

Arequipa

Arequipa

PERU

13

1.85

4

0.57

702,308

60

Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo

Sao Paulo

BRAZIL

317

1.27

169

0.67

25,040,698

61

Santiago

Santiago

Santiago

CHILE

112

2.61

14

0.33

4,294,938

62

Santa Catarina

Santa Catarina

Florianopolis

BRAZIL

50

1.38

22

0.61

3,628,751

63

Cundinamarca

Cundinamarca

Bogota

COLOMBIA

13

1.17

7

0.63

1,106,626

64

Lara

Lara

Barquisimeto

VENEZUELA

15

1.59

5

0.53

945,064

65

Lima

Lima

Lima

PERU

64

1.35

26

0.55

4,738,266

66

Puno

Puno

Puno

PERU

15

1.68

4

0.45

893,586

67

Espirito Santo

Espirito Santo

Vitoria

BRAZIL

23

1.14

11

0.54

2,023,821

68

Amazonas

Amazonas

Manaus

BRAZIL

19

1.33

7

0.49

1,432,066

69

Goias

Goias

Goiania

BRAZIL

32

0.83

23

0.60

3,865,482

70

Baja Calif

Baja California

Mexicali

MEXICO

20

1.63

4

0.33

1,227,400

71

Maranhao

Maranhao

Sao Luis

BRAZIL

29

0.72

22

0.55

4,002,599

72

Nayarit

Nayarit

Tepic

MEXICO

5

0.69

4

0.55

729,500

73

Dist Naciona

Districto Nacional

Santo Domingo

DOMICAN REP.

14

0.90

6

0.39

1,550,739

74

Paraiba

Paraiba

Joao Pessoa

BRAZIL

23

0.83

10

0.36

2,772,600

75

Zulia

Zulia

Maracaibo

VENEZUELA

14

0.84

6

0.36

1,674,252

76

Sinaloa

Sinaloa

Culiacan

MEXICO

13

0.69

7

0.37

1,882,200

77

Dist Especial

Distrito Especial

Bogota

COLOMBIA

32

1.12

7

0.25

2,855,065

78

Para

Para

Belem

BRAZIL

19

0.56

13

0.38

3,411,868

79

Chihuahua

Chihuahua

Chihuahua

MEXICO

19

0.98

5

0.26

1,935,100

80

Mato Grosso

Mato Grosso

Cuiaba

BRAZIL

6

0.53

4

0.35

1,141,661

81

La Paz

La Paz

La Paz

BOLIVIA

12

0.82

4

0.27

1,465,078

82

Nuevo Leon

Nuevo Leon

Monterrey

MEXICO

16

0.65

7

0.28

2,463,500

83

Dist Federal

District Federal

Mexico City

MEXICO

101

1.08

14

0.15

9,377,300

84

Tamaulipas

Tamaulipas

Ciudad Victoria

MEXICO

9

0.47

5

0.26

1,924,900

85

Oaxaca

Oaxaca

Oaxaca

MEXICO

9

0.36

6

0.24

2,517,500

86

Veracruz

Veracruz

Veracruz

MEXICO

31

0.59

9

0.17

5,263,800

87

Costa Rica

Costa Rica

San Jose

COSTA RICA

19

0.51

7

0.19

3,743,677

88

Parana

Parana

Curitiba

BRAZIL

28

0.37

16

0.21

7,630,466

89

Bahia

Bahia

Salvador

BRAZIL

31

0.33

10

0.11

9,474,263

90

Jalisco

Jalisco

Guadalajara

MEXICO

16

0.37

4

0.09

4,296,500

91

Pernambuco

Pernambuco

Recife

BRAZIL

21

0.34

6

0.10

6,147,102

92

Mexico

Mexico

Toluca

MEXICO

30

0.40

6

0.08

7,542,300

93

Guatemala

Guatemala

Guatemala City

GUATEMALA

22

0.17

5

0.04

12,669,576

 Rank is determined by averaging the rates for UFO reports and close encounters

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