Guayaquil Canton

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Guayaquil
Canton
Municipality of Guayaquil
Flag of Guayaquil
Flag
Coat of arms of Guayaquil
Coat of arms
Location of Guayaquil Canton in Guayas Province
Location of Guayaquil Canton in Guayas Province
Cantons of Guayas Province
Cantons of Guayas Province
Coordinates: 2°11′S 79°53′W / 2.183°S 79.883°W / -2.183; -79.883
Country Ecuador
Province Guayas
Foundation June 25, 1538
Founded by Francisco de Orellana
Named for Guayas River
Seat Guayaquil
Parishes
Government
 • Mayor Jaime Nebot
Area
 • Canton 6,048 km2 (2,335 sq mi)
Population
 • Canton 2,005,165
 • Density 330/km2 (860/sq mi)
 • Urban 1,952,029
Time zone ECT (UTC-5)
Website http://www.guayaquil.gov.ec/

The Guayaquil Canton, official the Municipality of Guayaquil, is a canton in the center of the Guayas Province in western Ecuador. The canton was named after its seat, the city of Guayaquil, the most populous city in Ecuador.

Political divisions[edit]

The canton is divided into 16 urban parishes and 5 rural parishes. The urban parishes make up the city of Guayaquil.

Urban parishes

  • Ayacucho
  • Bolivar (Sagario)
  • Carbo (Concepcion)
  • Chongón
  • Febres Cordero
  • Garcia Moreno
  • Letamendi
  • Nueva de Octubre
  • Olmedo (San Alejo)
  • Pascuales
  • Roca
  • Rocafuerte
  • Sucre
  • Tarqui
  • Urdaneta
  • Ximena

Rural parishes

  • Juan Gomez Rendon (Progreso)
  • Morro
  • Posorja
  • Puna
  • Tenguel

Demographics[edit]

Ethnic groups as of the Ecuadorian census of 2010:[1]

References[edit]

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