Description of the autonomy
One of the three Indian autonomous regions (comarcas) of Panama. It is divided into two enclaves, which are located on different coasts of the country. The titular ethnic group is the Indians. The two main tribes - the Embera and the Wounaan - account for more than 90% of the region's population.
Embera Wounaan was formed in 1983 as a result of negotiations between the central government and representatives of Indian tribes. In exchange for the loyalty of the indigenous population and their consent to the construction of large industrial facilities in the Indian territories, the Indians were given the opportunity to preserve the traditional government agencies.