Esmeraldas, Ecuador

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Esmeraldas
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Esmeraldas is located in Ecuador
Esmeraldas
Esmeraldas
Coordinates: 00°58′07″N 79°39′37″W / 0.96861°N 79.66028°W / 0.96861; -79.66028
EcuadorEcuador
ProvinceEsmeraldas
CantonEsmeraldas
FoundedSeptember 21, 1526
Government
 • MayorLucía Sosa (UP)
Area
 • City70.45 km2 (27.20 sq mi)
Elevation
15 m (49 ft)
Population
 (2010 census)
 • City161,868
 • Density2,300/km2 (6,000/sq mi)
 • Metro
189,504
Demonym(s)Esmeraldeño - a
Time zoneUTC-5 (ECT)
Area code(s)(+593) 6
ClimateAw
WebsiteOfficial website (in Spanish)

Esmeraldas (Spanish pronunciation: [ezmeˈɾaldas]) is a coastal city in northwestern Ecuador. It is the seat of the Esmeraldas Canton and capital of the Esmeraldas Province.

Esmeraldas is well known around Latin America given the large number of locals that have historically played in the Ecuadorian national football team.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Siete esmeraldeños integran la Selección ecuatoriana". El Comercio. Retrieved 19 April 2018.