La Palma, Darién

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La Palma
Corregimiento and town
La Palma is located in Panama
La Palma
La Palma
Coordinates: 8°24′36″N 78°9′0″W / 8.41000°N 78.15000°W / 8.41000; -78.15000Coordinates: 8°24′36″N 78°9′0″W / 8.41000°N 78.15000°W / 8.41000; -78.15000
Country Panama
ProvinceDarién
DistrictChepigana
Area
 • Land526.6 km2 (203.3 sq mi)
Population
 (2010)[1]
 • Total4,205
 • Density8/km2 (20/sq mi)
 Population density calculated based on land area.
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
ClimateAw

La Palma (Spanish pronunciation: [la ˈpal.ma]) is a town and corregimiento in Chepigana District, Darién Province, Panama with a population of 4,205 as of 2010.[1] It is the seat of Chepigana District.[1] Its population as of 1990 was 11,632; its population as of 2000 was 3,884.[1] It is located at the mouth of the Tuira river, where the wide river meets the Golfo de San Miguel. The Chucunaque joins the Tuira farther south.

Economy[edit]

La Palma is the principal trading center for the large sparsely populated region that surrounds it. Plantains, corn, and rice are cultivated, and livestock is raised; there is also some sawmilling. The town is isolated, with no highway linking it to other communities in central and western Panama.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Cuadro 11 (Superficie, población y densidad de población en la República...)" [Table 11 (Area, population, and population density in the Republic...)] Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine (.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.