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Provinces of Ecuador

Provinces of Ecuador
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Ecuador is divided into 24 provinces (Spanish: provincias, singular – provincia). The provinces of Ecuador and their capitals are:

Map key Province Capital Population1 Area (km²)
1 Azuay Cuenca 712,127 8,309.58
2 Bolívar Guaranda 183,641 3,945.38
3 Cañar Azogues 225,184 3,146.08
4 Carchi Tulcán 164,524 3,780.45
5 Chimborazo Riobamba 458,581 6,499.72
6 Cotopaxi Latacunga 409,205 6,108.23
7 El Oro Machala 600,659 5,766.68
8 Esmeraldas Esmeraldas 534,092 16,132.23
9 Galápagos Puerto Baquerizo Moreno 25,124 8,010.00
10 Guayas Guayaquil 3,645,483 15,430.40
11 Imbabura Ibarra 398,244 4,587.51
12 Loja Loja 448,966 11,062.73
13 Los Ríos Babahoyo 778,115 7,205.27
14 Manabí Portoviejo 1,369,780 18,939.60
15 Morona Santiago Macas 147,940 24,059.40
16 Napo Tena 103,697 12,542.50
17 Orellana Puerto Francisco de Orellana 136,396 21,692.10
18 Pastaza Puyo 83,933 29,641.37
19 Pichincha Quito 2,576,287 9,535.91
20 Santa Elena Santa Elena 308,693 3,690.17
21 Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas Santo Domingo de los Colorados 368,013 3,446.65
22 Sucumbíos Nueva Loja 176,472 18,084.42
23 Tungurahua Ambato 504,583 3,386.25
24 Zamora-Chinchipe Zamora 91,376 10,584.26

1 Population as per the census carried out on 2011-11-28

In addition, there are three areas within Ecuador that are non-delimited. These locations are (relative positions in parentheses):

  1. El Piedrero (surrounded by Guayas & Cañar)
  2. Las Golondrinas (surrounded by Pichincha, Esmeraldas, & Imbabura)
  3. Manga del Cura (surrounded by Manabi, Los Rios, Guayas, & Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas): In a popular referendum on 27 September 2015 64.2% of Manga del Cura voters voted to be incorporated in Manabí province.[1]

See also


  1. ^ "La Manga del Cura decide pertenecer a Manabí". Retrieved September 28, 2015. 

External links

  • Provinces of Ecuador at
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