Boca de Cupe

Boca de Cupé
Main "street" at the village of Boca de Cupe in 1996
Main "street" at the village of Boca de Cupe in 1996
Country Panama
ProvinceDarién
DistrictPinogana
Area
[1]
 • Land781.1 km2 (301.6 sq mi)
Population
 (2010)[1]
 • Total1,167
 • Density1.5/km2 (4/sq mi)
 Population density calculated based on land area.
Time zoneUTC−5 (EST)
ClimateAm
Map of Tuira river area
U.S. Defense Mapping Agency maps excerpt showing Boca de Cupe along course of Tuira River.

Boca de Cupé is a corregimiento in Pinogana District, Darién Province, Panama with a population of 1,167 as of 2010.[1] Its population as of 1990 was 901; its population as of 2000 was 902.[1]

The town is not served by any paved roads, with the Pan-American Highway to the north ending at Yaviza. It is reachable by boat up the Tuira River. Civilians are not permitted to travel farther east towards Colombia.[2][3]

In the early 1900s, a single-gage railway ran to the town from the Cana gold mines.[4] It ceased operating in 1911.[5]

Villages within the corregimiento farther up the river include Sobiaquirú.[6]

References

  1. ^ a b c d "Cuadro 11 (Superficie, población y densidad de población en la República...)" Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine Table 11 (Area, population, and population density in the Republic...) (.xls). In "Resultados Finales Básicos" [Basic Final Results] (in Spanish). National Institute of Statistics and Census of Panama. Archived from the original on July 10, 2015. Retrieved May 26, 2015.
  2. ^ Moon Central America (2016) ("Travel up the Rio Tuira beyond Boca de Cupe is considered dangerous and has been off-limits for several years. Boca de Cupe itself has a border-police post, but that doesn't necessarily make it safe.")
  3. ^ Darien Travel Guide, Rough Guides, Retrieved 29 November 2022
  4. ^ Karsten, Matthew (17 September 2019). The Day I Was Kicked Out of a Panamanian Village, Expert Vagabond
  5. ^ (25 December 1926). Gold Areas of the Province of Panama, in Engineering and Mining Journal, p. 1027
  6. ^ (1 March 2018). ARAP participa de Gira Interinstitucional en Sobiaquirú, provincia de Darién, La Autoridad de Recursos Acuáticos de Panamá (Translated sentence from Spanish: "The place of destination was the indigenous population of Sobiaquirú located in Alto Tuira of the Corregimiento of Boca de Cupe, province of Darién.")

Coordinates: 8°03′00″N 77°35′00″W / 8.0500°N 77.5833°W / 8.0500; -77.5833


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