Santa Elena Province

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Santa Elena
Province
Province of Santa Elena
Flag of Santa Elena
Flag
Location of Santa Elena Province in Ecuador
Location of Santa Elena Province in Ecuador
Cantons of Santa Elena Province
Cantons of Santa Elena Province
Country Ecuador
Established November 7, 2007
Named for Santa Elena
Capital Santa Elena
Cantons
Government
 • Provincial Prefect Ing. Patricio Cisneros
Area
 • Total 3,690.17 km2 (1,424.78 sq mi)
Population (2010 census)[1]
 • Total 308,693
 • Density 84/km2 (220/sq mi)
Time zone ECT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) (0)4
Vehicle registration Y
Website www.santaelena.gob.ec

The Province of Santa Elena is a province of Ecuador in the coastal region. Created in 2007 from territory that belonged to the Guayas Province, it is one of the two newest provinces of Ecuador, along with Santo Domingo de Los Tsáchilas. Its capital city is Santa Elena, from which the province derives its name.[2]

Political division[edit]

The province is divided into three cantons. The following table lists each with its population at the 2001 census, its area in square kilometres (km²), and the name of the canton seat or capital.[3]

Canton Pop. (2001) Area (km²) Seat/Capital
La Libertad 77,646 25 La Libertad
Salinas 49,572 69 Salinas
Santa Elena 111,671 3,669 Santa Elena

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.inec.gob.ec
  2. ^ Santa Elena Info
  3. ^ Cantons of Ecuador. Statoids.com. Retrieved 4 November 2009.

Coordinates: 2°13′36″S 80°51′30″W / 2.2267°S 80.8583°W / -2.2267; -80.8583