|Municipality and town|
Location of the municipality and town of Puerto Nariño in the Amazonas Department of Colombia
|• Total||1,876 km2 (724 sq mi)|
|Time zone||Colombia Standard Time (UTC-5)|
It has about 6,000 residents, most of them are indigenous (from the Ticuna tribe) and its specificity is that it is entirely pedestrian, no car or motorcycle being allowed, as an experiment in an ecological community. The traffic with the smaller communities along the river, and with Leticia, the only other Colombian municipality in the region, takes place by motorboats.
Its name comes from a famous Colombian general, Antonio Nariño, who took an active part in the independence war against the Spanish occupiers.
The town was founded on 1961 August 18 by a doctor named Jose Humberto Espejo Hernandez.
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