Los Ríos Province

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Los Rios
Provincia de Los Rios
Flag of Los Rios
Official seal of Los Rios
Location of Los Rios Province in Ecuador.
Location of Los Rios Province in Ecuador.
Cantons of Los Ríos Province
Cantons of Los Ríos Province
Country Ecuador
Created September 30, 1948.
Founded by Legislative decree.
Named for High number of existing rivers.
Capital Babahoyo
Cantons List of Cantons
 • Type Provincial
 • Total 7,205.27 km2 (2,781.97 sq mi)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 778,115
 • Density 110/km2 (280/sq mi)
 • Urban 326,122
 • Population 2001 668,309
Time zone ECT (UTC-5)
Vehicle registration R
Website www.los-rios.gob.ec
New Muelle Municipal, Babahoyo

Los Ríos is a province in Ecuador. The capital is Babahoyo. The province was founded on September 30, 1948, under legistative decree.[2] Its capital Babahoyo was founded October 6, 1860.


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


The province's economy is largely based on its agriculture: coffee, cacao, bananas, rice, etc. Its small industrial sector produces paper, sugar, and wood crafts. Recently developed tourist attractions include fishing and native rituals.


The province is divided into 13 cantons.[2] 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.[4]

Canton Pop. (2001) Area (km²) Seat/Capital
Baba 35,185 516 Baba
Babahoyo 132,824 1,076 Babahoyo
Buena Fé 47,361 569 San Jacinto de Buena Fe
Mocache 33,481 562 Mocache
Montalvo 20,067 362 Montalvo
Palenque 20,658 570 Palenque
Pueblo Viejo 29,420 338 Puebloviejo
Quevedo 139,790 303 Quevedo
Quinsaloma     Quinsaloma
Urdaneta 25,812 377 Catarama
Valencia 32,870 980 Valencia
Ventanas 71,145 806 Ventanas
Vinces 61,565 693 Vinces

See also[edit]


  1. ^ http://www.inec.gob.ec/preliminares/somos.html
  2. ^ a b Info on Los Rios
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ Cantons of Ecuador. Statoids.com. Retrieved 4 November 2009.

Coordinates: 1°46′00″S 79°27′00″W / 1.76667°S 79.45°W / -1.76667; -79.45