Azogues

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Azogues, Ecuador
Town
Skyline of Azogues
Skyline of Azogues
Flag of Azogues, Ecuador
Flag
Official seal of Azogues, Ecuador
Seal
Azogues, Ecuador is located in Ecuador
Azogues, Ecuador
Azogues, Ecuador
Location in Ecuador
Coordinates: 2°44′33″S 78°50′49″W / 2.74250°S 78.84694°W / -2.74250; -78.84694
Country  Ecuador
Province Cañar Province
Canton Azogues
Founded April 16, 1825
Government
 • Mayor Virgilio Saquisela
Area
 • Town 60.94 km2 (23.53 sq mi)
 • Metro 611.41 km2 (236.07 sq mi)
Elevation 2,518 m (8,261 ft)
Population (2010 census)
 • Town 37,995
 • Density 620/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
 • Metro 70,064
 • Metro density 110/km2 (300/sq mi)
Demonym Azogueño
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
Website www.azogues.gob.ec (Spanish)

Azogues (Spanish pronunciation: [aˈsoɣes]) is the capital of Azogues Canton and of Cañar Province in Ecuador. The population of Azogues is 40,000.[1]

Azogues is part of Cuenca Metropolitan area (600,000 inhabitants) is known for its Panama hat industry; the hats are produced primarily for export. The city is the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Azogues

LAND TRANSPORTATION: Azogues is well connected to Cuenca via "via rapida" Biblian-Azogues-Cuenca; currently being widened to 6 lanes. Connects to Quito via I35 and to Guayaquil via I40, both newly improved branches of the Panamerican Highway. AIR TRANSPORTATION: Azogues uses Mariscal Lamar Regional Airport located in Cuenca.

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Azogues is a wonderful provincial town, near other even smaller towns, like Guapan and Cojitambo.

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Coordinates: 2°44′S 78°50′W / 2.733°S 78.833°W / -2.733; -78.833