El Encanto
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El Encanto
El Encanto
Municipality and town
Location of the municipality and town of El Encanto in the Amazonas Department of Colombia
Location of the municipality and town of El Encanto in the Amazonas Department of Colombia
El Encanto is located in Colombia
El Encanto
El Encanto
Location in Colombia
Coordinates: 1°46?44?S 73°12?38?W / 1.77889°S 73.21056°W / -1.77889; -73.21056Coordinates: 1°46?44?S 73°12?38?W / 1.77889°S 73.21056°W / -1.77889; -73.21056
Country Colombia
DepartmentFlag of Amazonas (Colombia).svg Amazonas Department
Population
(2005)
 o Total4,376
Time zoneUTC-5 (Colombia Standard Time)
ClimateAf

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.

References

External links

(in Spanish) El Encanto official website[permanent dead link]


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