Description of the autonomy
One of the three Indian autonomous regions (comarcas) of Panama. This is the most recent in time of creation and the largest region (9% of the total territory of the country). Ngabe Bugle is located in the west of the country in the mountainous terrain, which makes communication with the center difficult. The titular ethnic group is the Indians. The two main tribes - Ngabe and Bugle - make up more than 90% of the region's population.
Ngabe Bugle was formed in 1997 as a result of negotiations between the central government and the representatives of Indian tribes, whose political mobilization occurred back in the 1960s. n 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.