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Provinces of Ecuador
Provinces of Ecuador

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

List

Map key Province Capital Population (2020)[1] Area (km²)
1  Azuay Cuenca 881,394 8,189
2  Bolívar Guaranda 209,933 4,148
3  Cañar Azogues 281,396 3,669
4  Carchi Tulcán 186,869 3,790
5  Chimborazo Riobamba 524,004 5,999
6  Cotopaxi Latacunga 488,716 6,085
7  El Oro Machala 715,751 5,879
8  Esmeraldas Esmeraldas 643,654 14,893
9  Galápagos Puerto Baquerizo Moreno 33,042 8,010
10  Guayas Guayaquil 4,387,434 15,927
11  Imbabura Ibarra 476,257 4,611
12  Loja Loja 521,154 11,100
13  Los Ríos Babahoyo 921,763 7,100
14  Manabí Portoviejo 1,562,079 19,427
15  Morona Santiago Macas 196,535 23,875
16  Napo Tena 133,705 12,476
17  Orellana Puerto Francisco de Orellana 161,338 21,691
18  Pastaza Puyo 114,202 29,068
19  Pichincha Quito 3,228,233 9,692
20  Santa Elena Santa Elena 401,178 3,696
21  Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas Santo Domingo de los Colorados 458,580 4,180
22  Sucumbíos Nueva Loja 230,503 18,612
23  Tungurahua Ambato 590,600 3,222
24  Zamora Chinchipe Zamora 120,416 10,556
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[2]

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.[3]
  • 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.[4]
  • El Piedrero: incorporated into Guayas Province by the Presidential decree in 2017.[5]
  • Matilde Esther: incorporated into Guayas Province by the Presidential decree in 2017[6]

Regions and planning areas

Regionalization, or zoning, is the union of two or more adjoining provinces in order to decentralize the administrative functions of the capital, Quito. In Ecuador, there are seven regions, or zones, each shaped by the following provinces:

Quito and Guayaquil are Metropolitan Districts. Galápagos, despite being included within Region 5,[7] is also under a special unit.[8]

See also

References

  1. ^ La población corresponde al [1][permanent dead link].
  2. ^ "Ecuador: Urban Places", https://www.citypopulation.de/php/ecuador,php, accessed 10 July 2017
  3. ^ "Las Golondrinas le pertenece a Imbabura" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2016.
  4. ^ "La Manga del Cura decide pertenecer a Manabí" (in Spanish). Retrieved 2015.
  5. ^ "Con 7 decretos ejecutivos, Correa define los límites de Guayas". El Telégrafo (in Spanish). 20 May 2017. Retrieved 2019.
  6. ^ "Con 7 decretos ejecutivos, Correa define los límites de Guayas". El Telégrafo (in Spanish). 20 May 2017. Retrieved 2019.
  7. ^ "Niveles administrativos de planificación". Secretaría Nacional de Planificación y Desarrollo. Archived from the original on September 24, 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  8. ^ "Región 4 - Santo Domingo, Manabí y Galápagos". Ministry of Production, Employment and Competitiveness Coordination. Archived from the original on November 27, 2011. Retrieved 2012.

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