Sucumbíos Province

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Sucumbios
Province
Province o Sucumbios

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Location o Sucumbíos Province in Ecuador.
Cantons o Sucumbíos Province
Kintra Ecuador
Established 11 Februar 1989.
Caipital Nueva Loja
Cantons Leet o Cantons
Government
 • Type Provincial
Area
 • Total 18,009 km2 (6,953 sq mi)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 174,522
 • Density 9.7/km2 (25/sq mi)
 • Urban 50,198
Time zone ECT (UTC-5)

Sucumbíos is a province in northeast Ecuador. The caipital an lairgest ceety is Nueva Loja (kent as Lago Agrio an aw). It is the fift lairgest province in the kintra, wi an aurie o 18,009 km². As o 1998, it haes a population o 144,774 inhabitants.

Geografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

Sucumbíos is bundit on the north bi Colombie, on the sooth bi Napo an Orellana, on the wast bi Carchi an Imbabura, on the soothwast bi Pichincha, an on the east bi Peru. Sucumbíos is the anerlie province in Ecuador that borders twa different kintras.

The province is ane o the sax provinces in the Amazon Region, a natural region o Ecuador.

Orografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

The wastren aurie o the province belangs tae the Eastren Andes Muntains, whare maist rivers in the province hae their sources. The maist important elevation in the province is the Reventador, an active volcano. The eastren portion o the province is pairt o the Amazon Basin, wi heich temperaturs.

Hydrography[eedit | eedit soorce]

The main river in the province is the Aguarico River. It passes close tae Nueva Loja, an empties into the Napo, on the Peruvian border. ither important rivers are the Putumayo, which marks the border wi Colombie, an the Coca an Napo Rivers, in the sooth.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Sucumbíos wis an unsplorit aurie, whare anerlie indigenous fowk livit, till ile wis discovered in its soil. In 1979, efter nine years o foondation, Nueva Loja became the seat o its awn canton, Lago Agrio Canton, in the Napo Province. On 13 Februar 1989, Sucumbíos became the 21st province in the kintra when it separatit frae Napo.

Economy[eedit | eedit soorce]

The maist important natural resource in the province is ile, the Lago Agrio ile field. Thus, Sucumbíos is ane o the maist important provinces in the kintra, economically.

Poleetical diveesions[eedit | eedit soorce]

The province is dividit intae seiven 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
Cascales 7,409 1,248 El Dorado de Cascales
Cuyabeno 6,643 3,875 Tarapoa
Gonzalo Pizarro 6,964 2,223 Lumbaqui
Lago Agrio 66,788 3,139 Nueva Loja (Lago Agrio)
Putumayo 6,171 3,559 Puerto Carmen
Shushufindi 32,184 2,463 Shushufindi
Sucumbíos 2,836 1,502 La Bonita

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