Tosagua

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Tosagua
Flag of Tosagua
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Nickname(s): Corazón de Manabí (The heart of Manabí)
Tosagua is located in Ecuador
Tosagua
Tosagua
Coordinates: 0°46′48″S 80°15′36″W / 0.78000°S 80.26000°W / -0.78000; -80.26000Coordinates: 0°46′48″S 80°15′36″W / 0.78000°S 80.26000°W / -0.78000; -80.26000
Country Ecuador
Province Manabí
Canton Tosagua
City Established January 20, 1984
Government
 • Mayor Sra. Elba Gonzalez Alava (2009-2014)
Area
 • Total 377 km2 (146 sq mi)
Elevation 18 m (59 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 44,341
 • Density 101.7/km2 (263/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Tusaguense
Area code(s) +593 5
Climate BSh

Tosagua is a city of Ecuador, on the river Carrizal, seat of the namesake Tosagua Canton, located in the northwestern part of Manabí Province. Its name comes from the native tribe called The Tosahuas. Founded as a county on January 20, 1984 after approval by Congress and the president of the republic Osvaldo Hurtado Larrea. In the city are the main institutions and organizations Tosagua council. Has an area of 377.40 square kilometers and is the geographical axis of what is known as the northern part of Manabí. It is a prosperous area with outstanding traditional planting and harvesting a variety of nutritious fruits coastal area, such as cocoa, coffee, banana, cassava, maize, among others.

Sources[edit]

  • World-Gazetteer.com