Orellana Province

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Orellana
Province
Province o Orellana

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Location o Orellana Province in Ecuador.
Cantons o Orellana Province
Kintra Ecuador
Established 28 Julie 1998
Founded by Alejandro Labaca
Named for Francisco de Orellana
Caipital Puerto Francisco de Orellana
Cantons Leet o Cantons
Area
 • Total 21,675 km2 (8,369 sq mi)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 137,848
 • Density 6.4/km2 (16/sq mi)
 • Population 2001 89,443
Time zone ECT (UTC-5)

Orellana is a inland province o Ecuador. The caipital is Puerto Francisco de Orellana (kent as Coca an aw). It wis creatit on 30 Julie 1998, frae pairt o Napo Province.

The name o the province derives frae the splorer Francisco de Orellana who it is tauld tae hae sailed frae somewhaur near the toun tae the Atlantic Ocean. He did this trip several times leukin for the gowd ceety o El Dorado an in search o a rumored Nutmeg forest which at the time wis a vera expensive spice. Durin his voyages he met a ferocious tribe o Indies who attackit his ships an mony amang thaim wur weemen. This led tae the namin o the river as the Amazon river. The province is dividit in fower cantons.

Cantons[eedit | eedit soorce]

The province is dividit intae fower cantons. The follaein table leets each wi its population as o the 2001 census, its aurie in square kilometres (km²), an the name o the canton seat or caipital.[2]

Canton Pop. (2001) Aurie (km²) Seat/Caipital
Aguarico 4,658 11,358 Nuevo Rocafuerte
Francisco de Orellana 42,010 6,995 Puerto Francisco de Orellana (Coca)
Joya de los Sachas 26,363 1,195 La Joya de los Sachas
Loreto 13,462 2,127 Loreto

Economy[eedit | eedit soorce]

The jungle habitat that composes maist o the territory, maks the province rely on exports o crude ile, an timber. its seicont maist important source o income is tourism, afferin jungle sploration, indigenous encoonters, an rivers. Minin is placit as the third reliable source o income.

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References[eedit | eedit soorce]

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  2. Cantons of Ecuador. Statoids.com. Retrieved 4 November 2009.

Coordinates: 0°56′S 75°40′W / 0.933°S 75.667°W / -0.933; -75.667