Amazon - provinces





Capital: Macas
Surface Area: 25690 km2
Population: 143348 inhabitants
(Telephone) Area Code: 07


Its main natural resources are agriculture, livestock, minerals and timber.  In the province of Morona Santiago, the manufacturing and tea producing industries are also present.  There is also substantial trade in cattle, corn, dry beans, cassava, taro (Chinese Potato), vegetables, fruits, coffee, cocoa, tobacco and drinks.





Capital: Tena
Surface Area: 12200 km2
Population: 9177 inhabitants
(Telephone) Area Code: 06


Its main natural resources are oil, gold, agricultural products and wood, etc.  Natural forests with high biodiversity of animal and plant species are also concentrated here.  The province’s industries include small manufacturing and it trades largely in agricultural products, wood and fruits.






Capital: Francisco de Orellana
Surface Area: 20733 km2
Population: 70009 inhabitants
(Telephone) Area Code: 06



In terms of natural resources, there are large areas of crop and livestock production and oilseeds production. Fishing on the different rivers is quite active. Timber exploitation has also been on-going, but now seeks to be cut back in order to prevent alteration of the ecosystem and protect the diverse fauna living within the provincial boundaries.

Industrial development is almost zero, but it is expected to gain momentum in the years ahead with the planned integration of the region’s provinces.  The exploitation of oil resources continues.

There is an active exchange of agricultural products and crafts with neighbouring cities and towns, while settlers and informal street vendors also drive business.





Capital: Puyo
Surface Area: 29773.7 km2
Population: 62110 inhabitants
(Telephone) Area Code: 03

The scenery and natural beauty of Pastaza provide the best options for visitors and scientists who wish to understand and empathize with the indigenous communities living near the impressive vegetation, wildlife, immense rivers, waterfalls and other fascinating places comprising the vital natural biodiversity of eastern Ecuador.

Pastaza is the largest province of Ecuador and the richest in biodiversity. It represents the best opportunity for tourists to explore the rainforest, visiting the Copatasa and Curaray indigenous communities surrounded by vegetation and animal species, to sail and swim in the Pastaza, Puyo and Curaray Rivers, among others in the region.
Ninety-five percent of provincial flora is tropical rainforest, because annual rainfall varies between 2000 and 4000 cubic millimetres, which favour the formation of extensive and excellent pastures that encourage cattle-raising.

Its natural resources include fine timber, oil, minerals, livestock and agriculture.  Plan Pastaza is currently undertaking projects related to forestry development, timber, agro industrial products and fish.





Capital: Nueva Loja
Surface Area: 18327.5 km2
Population: 76952 inhabitants
(Telephone) Area Code: 06

Its natural resources include agriculture, oil, gas, gold mines and quarries of stone material.
The province’s industries include petroleum (and related activities) and logging, among others, while its trade is based largely upon agriculture, livestock and minerals.






Capital: Zamora
Surface Area: 10556 km2
Population: 103233 inhabitants
(Telephone) Area Code: 07

Its natural resources include agriculture, livestock, forest products and minerals.

The province’s industries include timber, wine, liquor, fish, ranícola and panela, while its trade consists of coffee, cocoa, bananas, fruits, corn and gold, which are products sold mostly to Loja, Cuenca, Guayaquil and Peru.

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