Esmeraldas Province

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Province of Esmeraldas
Flag of Esmeraldas
Official seal of Esmeraldas
Location of Esmeraldas
Cantones de Esmeraldas.png
Country Ecuador
Established September 21, 1526
Capital Esmeraldas, Ecuador
Cantons List of Cantons
 • Total 16,132.23 km2 (6,228.69 sq mi)
Population (2010 census)
 • Total 534,092
 • Density 33/km2 (86/sq mi)
Vehicle registration E
The Rock of Sua.

Esmeraldas is a province in northwestern Ecuador. The capital is Esmeraldas.

The province is home to the Afro-Ecuadorian culture.


The province is divided into 8 cantons. The following table lists each with its population at the time of the 2001 census, its area in square kilometres (km²), and the name of the canton seat or capital.[1]

Canton Pop. (2001) Area (km²) Seat/Capital
Atacames 30,267 511 Atacames
Eloy Alfaro 33,403 4,302 Valdez
Esmeraldas 157,792 1,351 Esmeraldas
Muisne 25,080 1,265 Muisne
Quinindé 88,337 3,855 Rosa Zárate (a.k.a. Quinindé)
Río Verde 22,164 1,506 Rioverde
San Lorenzo 28,180 3,106 San Lorenzo

Parroquias (Parishes)[edit]

The cantons are divided into many parroquias:

In Muisne:

  1. Bellavista
  2. Daule
  3. Maldonado
  4. Muisne
  5. Pedro Carlo
  6. Tola
  7. Union of Daule

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Cantons of Ecuador. Retrieved 4 November 2009.

Coordinates: 0°58′00″S 79°39′00″W / 0.966667°S 79.65°W / -0.966667; -79.65