Monte Lirio

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Monte Lirio
Monte Lirio is located in Panama
Monte Lirio
Monte Lirio
Coordinates: 8°46′48″N 82°49′48″W / 8.78000°N 82.83000°W / 8.78000; -82.83000Coordinates: 8°46′48″N 82°49′48″W / 8.78000°N 82.83000°W / 8.78000; -82.83000
Country Panama
ProvinceChiriquí
DistrictRenacimiento
Area
 • Land43.8 km2 (16.9 sq mi)
Population
 (2010)[1]
 • Total2,771
 • Density63.2/km2 (164/sq mi)
 Population density calculated based on land area.
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)

Monte Lirio is a corregimiento (subdistrict) in Renacimiento District, Chiriquí Province, Panama. It has a land area of 43.8 square kilometres (16.9 sq mi) and had a population of 2,771 as of 2010, giving it a population density of 63.2 inhabitants per square kilometre (164/sq mi).[1] Its population as of 1990 was 4,807; its population as of 2000 was 6,652.[1]

The government of Panama under Martín Torrijos Espino approved numerous hydroelectric projects on the Río Viejo Chiriquí. Several were underway as of 2010. Up to 90% of the water in the watershed can be used for electrical generation, which can be used domestically or sold to other countries.[2] According to an environmental impact study performed for the Pando and Monte Lirio hydroelectric projects there might have been some environmental impacts: changes habitat due to less erosion, changes in hydrology and disruption of the river, potentially more water use due to increased ecotourism and rafting activities.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Cuadro 11 (Superficie, población y densidad de población en la República...)" [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. Retrieved May 26, 2015.
  2. ^ La Prensa "Cuenca del río Chiriquí Viejo, tomado por hidroeléctricas"
  3. ^ Monte Lirio Panda Project September 24, 2009.