Provinces of Ecuador

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Ecuador is divided into 24 provinces (Spanish: provincias, singular – provincia). The provinces of Ecuador and their capitals are:

Map key Province Capital Population (2010) Area (km²)
1 Azuay Cuenca 712,127 8,309.58
2 Bolívar Guaranda 183,641 3,945.38
3 Cañar Azogues 225,184 3,146.08
4 Carchi Tulcán 164,524 3,780.45
5 Chimborazo Riobamba 458,581 6,499.72
6 Cotopaxi Latacunga 409,205 6,108.23
7 El Oro Machala 600,659 5,766.68
8 Esmeraldas Esmeraldas 534,092 16,132.23
9 Galápagos Puerto Baquerizo Moreno 25,124 8,010.00
10 Guayas Guayaquil 3,645,483 15,430.40
11 Imbabura Ibarra 398,244 4,587.51
12 Loja Loja 448,966 11,062.73
13 Los Ríos Babahoyo 778,115 7,205.27
14 Manabí Portoviejo 1,369,780 18,939.60
15 Morona Santiago Macas 147,940 25,690.50
16 Napo Tena 103,697 12,542.50
17 Orellana Puerto Francisco de Orellana 136,396 21,692.10
18 Pastaza Puyo 83,933 29,641.37
19 Pichincha Quito 2,576,287 9,535.91
20 Santa Elena Santa Elena 308,693 3,690.17
21 Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas Santo Domingo de los Colorados 368,013 3,446.65
22 Sucumbíos Nueva Loja 176,472 18,084.42
23 Tungurahua Ambato 504,583 3,386.25
24 Zamora-Chinchipe Zamora 91,376 10,584.26
Total Ecuador Republic 14,483,499 283,561 square kilometres (109,484 sq mi)

1 Population as per the census carried out on 2010-11-28[1]

In addition, there were four areas that were non-delimited. These locations were:

  • Las Golondrinas: In a referendum held on April 3, 2016, 56.9% of voters voted in favor of Las Golondrinas being incorporated into the Imbabura Province.[2]
  • La Manga del Cura: In a referendum held on September 27, 2015, 64.2% of the voters voted in favor of La Manga del Cura being incorporated into the Manabí Province.[3]
  • El Piedrero: incorporated into Guayas Province by the Presidential decree in 2017.[4]
  • Matilde Esther: incorporated into Guayas Province by the Presidential decree in 2017[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ecuador: Urban Places", https://www.citypopulation.de/php/ecuador,php, accessed 10 July 2017
  2. ^ "Las Golondrinas le pertenece a Imbabura" (in Spanish). Retrieved 16 October 2016.
  3. ^ "La Manga del Cura decide pertenecer a Manabí" (in Spanish). Retrieved 28 September 2015.
  4. ^ "Con 7 decretos ejecutivos, Correa define los límites de Guayas". El Telégrafo (in Spanish). 20 May 2017. Retrieved 15 June 2019.
  5. ^ "Con 7 decretos ejecutivos, Correa define los límites de Guayas". El Telégrafo (in Spanish). 20 May 2017. Retrieved 15 June 2019.

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