Los Ríos Province
|Provincia de Los Rios|
Location of Los Rios Province in Ecuador.
Cantons of Los Ríos Province
|Created||October 6, 1860.|
|Founded by||Legislative decree.|
|Named for||High number of existing rivers.|
|Cantons||List of Cantons|
|• Total||7,205.27 km2 (2,781.97 sq mi)|
|• Density||110/km2 (280/sq mi)|
|• Population 2001||668,309|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (ECT)|
Los Ríos (Spanish pronunciation: [loz ˈri.os]) is a province in Ecuador. The capital is Babahoyo. The province was founded on October 6, 1860. Under legislative decree. Babahoyo was made its capital on September 30, 1948.
The province's economy is largely based on its agriculture: coffee, cacao, bananas, rice, tobacco, 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. 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.
|Canton||Pop. (2010)||Area (km²)||Seat/Capital|
|Buena Fé||63,148||569||San Jacinto de Buena Fe|
The most common surnames in Los Ríos Province and their frequencies as of 2014:
- 1. García (1:49)
- 2. Vera (1:58)
- 3. Sánchez (1:60)
- 4. Zambrano (1:74)
- 5. Rodríguez (1:93)
- 6. Macias (1:105)
- 7. López (1:105)
- 8. Morán (1:134)
- 9. Mendoza (1:134)
- 10. Castro (1:145)
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