Cuenca Canton

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Cuenca Canton
Canton
Cajas National Park, Cuenca Canton
Cajas National Park, Cuenca Canton
Location of Azuay Province in Ecuador.
Location of Azuay Province in Ecuador.
Cantons of Azuay Province
Cantons of Azuay Province
Coordinates: 2°54′S 78°59′W / 2.900°S 78.983°W / -2.900; -78.983
Country  Ecuador
Province Azuay Province
Capital Cuenca
Area
 • Total 3,190.54 km2 (1,231.87 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 505,585
 • Density 160/km2 (410/sq mi)
Time zone UTC -5

Cuenca Canton is a canton of Ecuador, located in the Azuay Province. Its capital is the town of Cuenca. During the census of 2001 the canton had 417,632 inhabitants [1] and in 2010 it had 505,585 inhabitants.[2]

Demographics[edit]

Ethnic groups as of the Ecuadorian census of 2010:[3]

Division[edit]

The canton is divided into parishes.[4] The urban sector of the city of Cuenca is formed by the following 15 parishes:

Urban parishes
DivisionTerritorialCuencaParroquiasUrbanas.png 1. San Sebastián 10. Huayna Capac
2. El Batán 11. Hermano Miguel
3. Yanuncay 12. El Vecino
4. Bellavista 13. Totoracocha
5. Gill Ramírez Dávalos 14. Monay
6. El Sagrario 15. Machángara
7. San Blas
8. Cañaribamba
9. Sucre

The rural territory of the canton is divided into 21 parishes:

Rural parishes
DivisionTerritorialCuencaParroquiasRurales.png 1. Molleturo 12. Ricaurte
2. Chaucha 13. Urban parishes
3. Sayausí 14. Paccha
4. Chiquintad 15. Nulti
5. Checa (or Jidcay) 16. Turi
6. San Joaquín 17. El Valle
7. Baños 18. Santa Ana
8. Sinincay 19. Tarqui
9. Octavio Cordero Palacios (or Santa Rosa) 20. Victoria del Portete (or Irquis)
10. Sidcay 21. Cumbe
11. Llacao 22. Quingeo

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