Napo Province

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Napo
Province
Province of Napo
Flag of Napo
Flag
Official seal of Napo
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Location of Napo Province in Ecuador.
Location of Napo Province in Ecuador.
Cantons of Napo Province
Cantons of Napo Province
Coordinates: 0°59′20″N 77°48′57″W / 0.9890°N 77.8159°W / 0.9890; -77.8159Coordinates: 0°59′20″N 77°48′57″W / 0.9890°N 77.8159°W / 0.9890; -77.8159
Country Ecuador
Established October 22, 1959.
Capital Tena, Ecuador
Cantons List of Cantons
Area
 • Total 12,542.50 km2 (4,842.69 sq mi)
Population (2010 census)
 • Total 103,697
 • Density 8.3/km2 (21/sq mi)
 • Urban 60,880
Time zone ECT (UTC-5)
Vehicle registration N
Website www.napo.gob.ec

Napo is a province in Ecuador. Its capital is Tena. The province contains the Napo River. The province is low developed without much industrial presence. The thick rainforest is home to many natives that remain isolated by preference, descendents of those who fled the Spanish invasion in the Andes, and the Incas years before. In 2000, the province was the sole remaining majority-indigenous province of Ecuador, with 56.3% of the province either claiming indigenous identity or speaking an indigenous language.[1]

This province is one of the many located in Ecuador's section of the Amazon Rainforest.

In Napo province are also Antisana Ecological Reserve and Limoncocha National Biological Reserve.

Cantons[edit]

The province is divided into five cantons. The following table lists each with its population at the 2001 census, its area in square kilometres (km²), and the name of the canton seat or capital.[2]

Canton Pop. (2001) Area (km²) Seat/Capital
Archidona 18,551 3,029 Archidona
Carlos Julio Arosemena Tola 2,943 501 Carlos Julio Arosemena Tola
El Chaco 6,133 3,473 El Chaco
Quijos 5,505 1,577 Baeza
Tena 46,007 3,904 Tena

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Informe Social 2003. Retrieved July 30, 2011.
  2. ^ Cantons of Ecuador. Statoids.com. Retrieved 4 November 2009.

Further reading[edit]

  • Juncosa, Jose E. (ed.) (1997). Viajes por el Napo: cartas de un misionero (1924-1930). Quito: Abya-Yala. ISBN 9978042601