Sucumbíos Province - Ecuador

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Sucumbíos Province

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Sucumbíos Province

It is a province of north-eastern Ecuador. It is one of the main provinces that provide the State with the oil it needs for exports. It is characterized by its beautiful Amazonian landscapes, including the Aguarico River.

This province is home to one of the most impressive attractions in the Amazon: the Cuyabeno unundadle forest. In that place the landscape changes with the rainy season. Not everything is nature conserved. Stresses the relationship of man and his environment. The Zionas, redwoods and cofanes fight to defend their territory from oil activities. In contrast there is Lago Agrio, the provincial capital, which was born in the 70s with oil and was the new home of those who were looking for more opportunities.
In this province is the Reventador volcano (3562m). Its main rivers come from the eastern Andean mountain range. Among them are San Miguel, Putumayo, Cuyabeno, Cofanes, Aguarico and Güepí.

Relief Province of Sucumbíos

Its relief is divided into a mountainous area, the so-called third mountain range, where is the Reventador volcano and another area of ​​Amazonian plain covered with jungle. Its main rivers are: Aguarico, San Miguel and Putumayo, all of the Amazon basin. Its climate is equatorial. The rivers that cross the territory of the province of Sucumbíos are the Aguarico, San Miguel and Putumayo.

Climate Province of Sucumbíos

In the upper part of the territory the climate is of moorland and, as it descends to the Amazon rainforest, it is modified due to the altitude, humidity and wind, which make it a humid, very hot tropical climate. The average temperature is 28 ° C.

Flora Province of Sucumbíos

Among the existing species we have: trees that are very appreciated by the wood merchants, among them the ceibo, cedar, guarumo, caripona, moral, macaw caspi, laurel, cane brava, platanillo, guabas, pambil, higuerón, hunguragua, morete, blood of chicken, raft and guayacán.

Fauna Province of Sucumbíos

It has a high level of biodiversity but with a low population density that remains constant. The lagoons have a great fauna richness, especially in birds with more than 464 species, of which a large number are endemic to the Reserves area. It is composed of the cuchucho, armadillo, guatusa, danta, guanta, monkey, rabbit, sacha guinea pig, cervicabra, white-tailed deer, pudú and Oso de Presojos, among others.

Hydrography Province of Sucumbíos

The hydrographic system of Sucumbíos is formed by the Aguarico river that crosses the province from Northwest to Southwest, its tributaries are the Cofanes, Chingual and Eno rivers; additionally, the El Dorado, Dué, Cáscales, Aguas Negra-Cuyabeno and Shushufindi rivers flow; forming the border with Colombia is the San Miguel river with its tributaries the Bermeja, Charapa, Singué and Opuno, it also receives the waters of the Aguas Blancas and Conejo rivers; Another limit with Colombia is Putumayo, whose tributary is the Piñuna River; finally and of equal importance are the Coca and Napo rivers that integrate the southern boundary with the Province of Napo.

Orography Province of Sucumbíos

To the northwest of the province is the Cordillera Oriental de los Andes, to the north is the hill El Mirador. To the south, the mountain ranges of Pimampiro, Mainas, the Cresta del Gallo and the Aulucunga hill that meet the snowy Cayambe; descending towards the East is the Reventador volcano, in addition there are the Lumbaqui and Bermejo hills.

Economic activity Sucumbíos Province

The activity is agriculture, livestock and marketing of oil, gas, in addition to work in gold deposits and quarries of stone material.

Sucumbíos Tourist Attractions

If you ask yourself what to see and do in Sucumbíos, this article shows you a list of locals that you can visit in this diverse province of Ecuador

Lago Agrio The abundance of a paradise in the Amazon awaits you in Nueva Loja, its biodiversity will dazzle your senses.

Cascales You will find pure biodiversity, a great variety of plant and animal species for a theater like no other.

Gonzalo Pizarro The territory that sleeps with the snoring of a colossus and yet is always calm.

Cofán Bermejo Ecological Reserve In the area there have been 53 species of mammals, 144 birds, 92 amphibians and reptiles and 93 fish.

Cuyabeno Fauna Production Reserve The protected area takes its name from the Cuyabeno River, which in its middle course overflows causing a complex of 14 lagoons and forming the largest wetland in the Ecuadorian Amazon.

Limoncocha Biological Reserve Its abundant fauna and flora has called the interest of scientists and tourists. In 1998, 100% of the area was declared a Ramsar Wetland.

Limoncocha Pier It is located in the province of Sucumbíos, in the Shushufindi canton, Limoncocha parish at an altitude of 228 meters above sea level, with a temperature of 25 º C, becoming an ideal tropical humid place for the habitat of All kinds of wildlife.

Puerto La Flora It is easily accessible and has a great diversity of flora and fauna.

Malecon General Farfán Malecon of the General Farfán Parish located on the pier of the San Miguel River.

Mirador Bellavista It is a very beautiful sight and to sit down to observe placidly all the vegetation that embraces the parish territory.

Orcideario Julianita If you love to know orchids and bromeliads, do not wait any longer, orquidiario Julianita offers you this in many varieties.

El Bolsillo and Laguna del Encanto It is a suitable place for those who like extreme tourism, since it is a distant place but very wonderful, then we tell you some of it.



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