Nueva Loja is the capital of the province of Sucumbios, in the Amazon rainforest of Ecuador. Located northeast of Ecuador, is known as Lago Agrio. It has 30,000 inhabitants and is the largest city in the province and a major source of oil extraction in Ecuador, where "the oil capital of Ecuador." Nueva Loja has its name by migration from the city of Loja was Sucumbios province. The town is bordered on the north by the Republic of Colombia, south to Shushufindi, Putumayo and the east and west Cuyabeno Cascales.
Nueva Loja is known as Lago Agrio, is the epicenter of oil development in the country, this population is another of the approaches that provide insight into the secrets of the jungle. The city was created in the land of the 'Zion' and 'Sequoia', 1979, near the oil wells. Becoming the most important oil city in the country, the origin of trans-Andean pipeline that carries crude oil to refineries and ports in the Pacific.
The city of Nueva Loja, is another of the approaches that provide insight into the secrets of the jungle. Born in the search and exploitation of oil in the East or Ecuadorian Amazon.
As of March 29, 1967 date on which the well flowed oil in Lago Agrio No. 1 - the region rose to become one of the main centers of Ecuador's oil production, thanks to which became a huge business growth, agricultural , livestock and tourism, which has become one of the major poles of development in Ecuador.
Arriving in the city of Nueva Loja facilities we can see the different international oil companies operating in the area, the central market and its surroundings. Here we could see the Basilica and crafts, they can be found in stores.
Nueva Loja has the necessary infrastructure to accommodate tourists visiting the province has hotels, restaurants, air, land, river, entertainment centers to satisfy domestic and foreign tourists. It is also rich in crafts made mostly by women of different ethnic groups living in the region.
The city also has an airport, which is important for tourists entering the Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve Limoncocha and with more than 15 beautiful lakes surrounded by virgin forest that characterizes this Reventador Amazon region near the active volcano which is the habitat of indigenous communities.
Nueva Loja has a tropical climate, with maximum rainfall in summer and warm temperatures throughout the year. The climate allows for a equatorial jungle vegetation, characteristic of the Amazon.
Map Nueva Loja, Ecuador