Municipality and town
Location of the municipality and town of El Encanto in the Amazonas Department of Colombia
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El Encanto is a town and municipality in the Amazonas Department, Colombia. It is located in the mouth of the Caraparaná River, tributary of the Putumayo River (Içá). El Encanto can be reached by air or river. The local navy base has a runway available only to military and official planes, these were established during the Colombia-Peru War. By river the closest towns with airport access are Puerto Arturo, Peru from downstream, and Puerto Leguízamo (Putumayo Department, Colombia) upstream.
The majority of inhabitants in the area are Huitotos indigenous tribes.