Napo Province

Napo Province
—  Province  —
Province of Napo


Location of Napo Province in Ecuador.
Cantons of Napo Province
Coordinates: 0°59′20″N 77°48′57″W / 0.9890°N 77.8159°W / 0.9890; -77.8159Coordinates: 0°59′20″N 77°48′57″W / 0.9890°N 77.8159°W / 0.9890; -77.8159
Country Ecuador
Established October 22, 1959.
Capital Tena, Ecuador
Cantons List of Cantons
 - Mayor
 - Total 12,484 km2 (4,820.1 sq mi)
 - Total 79,139
 - Urban 25,759
Time zone ECT (UTC-5)

Napo is a province in Ecuador. Its capital is Tena. The province contains the Napo River. The province is low developed without much industrial presence. The thick rainforest is home to many natives that remain isolated by preference, descendents of those who fled the Spanish invasion in the Andes, and the Incas years before. As of 2000, the province was the sole remaining majority-indigenous province of Ecuador, with 56.3% of the province either claiming indigenous identity or speaking an indigenous language.[1]

This province is one of the many located in Ecuador's section of the Amazon Rainforest.

In Napo province are also Antisana Ecological Reserve and Limoncocha National Biological Reserve.


The province is divided into five cantons. The following table lists each with its population as of the 2001 census, its area in square kilometres (km²), and the name of the canton seat or capital.[2]

Canton Pop. (2001) Area (km²) Seat/Capital
Archidona 18,551 3,029 Archidona
Carlos Julio Arosemena Tola 2,943 501 Carlos Julio Arosemena Tola
El Chaco 6,133 3,473 El Chaco
Quijos 5,505 1,577 Baeza
Tena 46,007 3,904 Tena

See also


  1. ^ [ Informe Social 2003. Retrieved July 30, 2011.
  2. ^ Cantons of Ecuador. Retrieved 4 November 2009.

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