Manabi Province
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Manabi Province
Province of Manabí
Flag of Manabí
Coat of arms of Manabí
Coat of arms
Location of Manabí Province in Ecuador.
Location of Manabí Province in Ecuador.
Cantons of Manabí Province
Cantons of Manabí Province
Coordinates: 1°03?08?S 80°27?02?W / 1.05222°S 80.4506°W / -1.05222; -80.4506Coordinates: 1°03?08?S 80°27?02?W / 1.05222°S 80.4506°W / -1.05222; -80.4506
EstablishedJune 25, 1824.
CantonsList of Cantons
 o Province18,939.60 km2 (7,312.62 sq mi)
 o Province1,369,780
 o Density72/km2 (190/sq mi)
 o Urban
Time zoneUTC-5 (ECT)
Vehicle registrationM
HDI (2017)0.733[2]
high · 10th
Comuna Salango

Manabí (Spanish pronunciation: [mana'?i]) is a province in Ecuador. Its capital is Portoviejo. The province is named after the Manabí people.[3]


Ethnic groups as of the Ecuadorian census of 2010:[4]


Manabí's economy is based heavily on natural resources and organic products; these include cacao, bananas, noble woods, cotton, and seafood. Its industrial sector is based on tuna, great quality tobacco, and agua ardiente (Spanish brandy) beverage production. Local products include crafting of Montecristi hats (i.e. Panama hats), and furniture (rattan).[5]


The province is divided into 22 cantons. The following table lists each with its population at the 2001 census, its area in square kilometers (km²), and the name of the canton seat or capital.[6]

Canton Pop. (2001) Area (km²) Seat/Capital
Bolívar 35,627 537 Calceta
Chone 117,634 3,017 Chone
El Carmen 69,998 1,732 El Carmen
Flavio Alfaro 25,390 1,343 Flavio Alfaro
Jama 20,230 575 Jama
Jaramijó 11,967 97 Jaramijó
Jipijapa 65,796 1,401 Jipijapa
Junín 18,491 246 Junín
Manta 192,322 309 Manta
Montecristi 43,400 734 Montecristi
Olmedo 9,243 253 Olmedo
Paján 35,952 1,079 Paján
Pedernales 46,876 1,932 Pedernales
Pichincha 29,945 1,067 Pichincha
Portoviejo 303,682 955 Portoviejo
Puerto López 16,626 420 Puerto López
Rocafuerte 29,321 280 Rocafuerte
San Vicente 19,116 718 San Vicente
Santa Ana 45,287 1,022 Santa Ana
Sucre 52,158 764 Bahía de Caráquez
Tosagua 33,922 377 Tosagua
Veinticuatro de Mayo 28,294 524 Sucre

See also


  1. ^ Archived 2011-02-01 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Villalba, Juan. "Human Development Index in Ecuador". Scribd (in Spanish). Retrieved .
  3. ^ Origen del Nombre de Manabí Archived 2006-02-17 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ Economy
  6. ^ Cantons of Ecuador. Retrieved 4 November 2009.

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