Coordinates: 8°30′0″N 77°58′12″W / 8.50000°N 77.97000°W / 8.50000; -77.97000
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Corregimiento and town
Metetí is located in Panama
Coordinates: 8°30′0″N 77°58′12″W / 8.50000°N 77.97000°W / 8.50000; -77.97000
Country Panama
EstablishedJuly 29, 1998[1]
 • Land869.5 km2 (335.7 sq mi)
 • Total7,976
 • Density9.2/km2 (24/sq mi)
 Population density calculated based on land area.
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
Puerto Quimba, Metetí, Darién

Metetí is a town and corregimiento in Pinogana District, Darién Province, Panama with a population of 7,976 as of 2010.[1] It was created by Law 58 of July 29, 1998, owing to the Declaration of Unconstitutionality of Law 1 of 1982.[1] Its population as of 2000 was 6,244.[1] It is the last major town on the Inter-American Highway before the highway ends at Yaviza.[2] Most of the town's residents are originally from Chiriquí Province.[2] The town has a bank with an ATM, a few restaurants and hotels, a police station, and a gas station.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "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.
  2. ^ a b c Friar, William. Panama. Moon Publications (2008), p. 422–23. ISBN 1-59880-085-X.