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
Province Darién
District Chepigana
Area[1]
 • Land 526.6 km2 (203.3 sq mi)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 4,205
 • Density 8/km2 (20/sq mi)
  Population density calculated based on land area.
Time zone EST (UTC−5)

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 Río Tuira, 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.

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