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Cañazas is located in Panama
Coordinates: 8°19′12″N 81°12′36″W / 8.32000°N 81.21000°W / 8.32000; -81.21000Coordinates: 8°19′12″N 81°12′36″W / 8.32000°N 81.21000°W / 8.32000; -81.21000
Country Panama
 • Land89.3 km2 (34.5 sq mi)
 • Total4,836
 • Density54.2/km2 (140/sq mi)
 Population density calculated based on land area.
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)

Cañazas is a corregimiento in Cañazas District, Veraguas Province, Panama with a population of 4,836 as of 2010.[1] It is the seat of Cañazas District.[1] Its population as of 1990 was 8,015; its population as of 2000 was 5,346.[1]

An extinct, unclassified indigenous language known as Urraca or Esquegua was spoken just north of the modern city of Cañazas, Panama.[2] (See List of unclassified languages of South America#Northern Andes.)


  1. ^ a b c d e "Cuadro 11 (Superficie, población y densidad de población en la República...)" Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine Table 11 (Area, population, and population density in the Republic...) (.xls). In "Resultados Finales Básicos" [Basic Final Results] (in Spanish). National Institute of Statistics and Census of Panama. Archived from the original on July 10, 2015. Retrieved May 26, 2015.
  2. ^ Loukotka, Čestmír (1968). Classification of South American Indian languages. Los Angeles: UCLA Latin American Center.