|Province of Napo|
Location of Napo Province in Ecuador.
Cantons of Napo Province
|Established||October 22, 1959.|
|Cantons||List of Cantons|
|• Total||12,542.50 km2 (4,842.69 sq mi)|
|• Density||8.3/km2 (21/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (ECT)|
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Napo (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈnapo]) 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, descendants of those who fled the Spanish invasion in the Andes, and the Incas years before. In 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.
This province is one of the many located in Ecuador's section of the Amazon Rainforest.
|Canton||Pop. (2001)||Area (km²)||Seat/Capital|
|Carlos Julio Arosemena Tola||2,943||501||Carlos Julio Arosemena Tola|
|El Chaco||6,133||3,473||El Chaco|
- Apostolic Vicariate of Napo, the coinciding Roman Catholic missionary circonscription
- Provinces of Ecuador
- Cantons of Ecuador
- A'i (Cofan) people
- Juncosa, Jose E. (ed.) (1997). Viajes por el Napo: cartas de un misionero (1924-1930). Quito: Abya-Yala. ISBN 9978042601
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