Santa Fe District, Darién

Santa Fe
Location of Santa Fe District in Darién Province
Location of Santa Fe District in Darién Province
Coordinates: 8°42′N 78°12′W / 8.7°N 78.2°W / 8.7; -78.2Coordinates: 8°42′N 78°12′W / 8.7°N 78.2°W / 8.7; -78.2
Country Panama
ProvinceDarién
Established14 February 2018
SeatSanta Fe
Government
 • MayorEfren Ibarguen Martínez
Area
[1]
 • Total2,683.6 km2 (1,036.1 sq mi)
Population
 (2010 Census)[2]
 • Total16,089
 • Estimate 
(2020)[3]
16,981
 • Density6.0/km2 (16/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (ETZ)

Santa Fe is a district in the Panamanian province of Darién, located approximately 155 kilometres (96 mi) east of Panama City. The district seat is located at Santa Fe.

Geography

Santa Fe is located in the northwestern part of Darién Province on the north side of the Bay of San Miguel and the Tuira River. It borders the districts of Pinogana (including the corregimiento-level comarca indígena of Wargandí) and Chepigana in Darién Province to the east and south respectively, and the districts of Chimán and Chepo in Panamá Province to the west and north respectively. The municipality covers an area of 2,683.6 square kilometres (1,036.1 sq mi).[1]

History

On 14 July 2017, the National Assembly decreed the creation of Santa Fe District from corregimientos previously part of Chepigana District.[4] The decree was amended on 14 February 2018 to take effect retroactive to 31 October 2017.[5]

Administration

Santa Fe District is divided into seven corregimientos:[4]

Santa Fe elected its first mayor, Efren Ibarguen Martínez, in 2019.[6]

Demographics

In the 2010 Census of Panama, the corregimientos that make up the current Santa Fe District recorded a population of 16,089 inhabitants living in 4232 households.[2] The National Institute of Statistics and Census of Panama projected the population of these corregimientos to reach 16,981 by the year 2020.[3]

Economy and infrastructure

The main economic activities in Santa Fe are agriculture and fishing. Agriculture primarily takes place near the Pan-American Highway which traverses the eastern part of the district. Cattle ranching is the main agricultural activity, but corn, rice and yams are also produced. Artisanal-scale fishing for shrimp, lobster, clams, and oysters takes place in the coastal communities of Cucunatí and Río Congo.[7]

References

  1. ^ a b "Cuadro 3. SUPERFICIE, POBLACIÓN Y DENSIDAD DE POBLACIÓN DE LA REPÚBLICA, SEGÚN PROVINCIA, DISTRITO Y CORREGIMIENTO: CENSOS DE 1990 A 2000" (PDF) (in Spanish). INEC. Retrieved 28 December 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Algunas características importantes de las viviendas particulares ocupadas y de la población de la República, por provincia, distrito y corregimiento: Censo 2010". Censo 2010, Volumen 1: Lugares Poblados de la República (in Spanish). INEC. 27 July 2011. Retrieved 14 November 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Cuadro 28: ESTIMACIÓN Y PROYECCIÓN DE LA POBLACIÓN DEL DISTRITO DE CHEPIGANA, POR CORREGIMIENTO, SEGÚN SEXO Y EDAD: AÑOS 2010-20" (PDF) (in Spanish). INEC. 18 November 2013. Retrieved 28 December 2020.
  4. ^ a b "Ley 57 de 14 de julio de 2017" (PDF). Official Digital Gazette of Panama (in Spanish). 14 July 2017. Retrieved 28 December 2020.
  5. ^ "Ley 8 de 14 de Febrero de 2018" (PDF). Official Digital Gazette of Panama (in Spanish). 15 February 2018. Retrieved 28 December 2020.
  6. ^ "Alcaldes, Representantes y Concejales 2019–2024" (PDF) (in Spanish). Association of Municipalities of Panama. 8 May 2019. Retrieved 28 December 2020.
  7. ^ Estrategia de desarrollo sostenible de la provincia de Darién (PDF) (Report) (in Spanish). CONADES. pp. 17–22. Retrieved 14 November 2020.
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