Palanda Canton

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Palanda Canton
Flag of Palanda Canton
Location of Zamora Chinchipe Province in Ecuador.
Location of Zamora Chinchipe Province in Ecuador.
Cantons of Zamora Chinchipe Province
Cantons of Zamora Chinchipe Province
Coordinates: 4°38′59″S 79°07′56″W / 4.6498°S 79.1321°W / -4.6498; -79.1321
Country Ecuador
ProvinceZamora-Chinchipe Province
Time zoneUTC-5 (ECT)

Palanda Canton is a canton of Ecuador, located in the Zamora-Chinchipe Province. Its capital is the town of Palanda [es]. Its population at the 2001 census was 7,066.[1]


This canton has a long history, from the earliest known humans occupation[2] to one of the latest inca battle, just before the colonial time.[3]


The canton is administratively divided into 4 parishes


The site of Santa Ana (La Florida) is located just to the north of Palanda.[4] This is an important archaeological site going back as early as 3,500 BC.

The work in this area was started in 2002 by a team of French and Ecuadoran archaeologists.


  1. ^ Cantons of Ecuador at
  2. ^ "Mayo-Chinchipe - Proyecto Zamora Chinchipe".
  3. ^ "San Agustín - Proyecto Zamora Chinchipe".
  4. ^ area map