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Mapping the Darien in Panama

The Darien region, with a total land surface of 16,803 km2, is the largest province in Panama, the most sparsely populated, and the least well known. It is a region of dense tropical rainforest. Its indigenous population of Embeni, Wounaan, and Kuna live in settlements scattered along the numerous river valleys; their villages are interspersed with communities of the descendants of escaped slaves from Africa, called Darienitas.

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