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Esmeraldas Province

Coordinates: 0°58′00″S 79°39′00″W / 0.966667°S 79.65°W / -0.966667; -79.65
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Province of Esmeraldas
Flag of Esmeraldas
Location within Ecuador
Location within Ecuador
Cantons of Esmeraldas Province
Cantons of Esmeraldas Province
Coordinates: 0°58′00″S 79°39′00″W / 0.966667°S 79.65°W / -0.966667; -79.65
EstablishedSeptember 21, 1526
CantonsList of Cantons
 • Provincial PrefectLinder Altafuya (MUP)
 • Total16,132.23 km2 (6,228.69 sq mi)
 (2010 census)
 • Total534,092
 • Density33/km2 (86/sq mi)
Vehicle registrationE
HDI (2017)0.718[1]
high · 16th

Esmeraldas (Spanish pronunciation: [ezmeˈɾaldas]) is a province in northwestern Ecuador. The capital is Esmeraldas.

Cantons[change | change source]

The province is divided into 7 cantons. The following table lists each with its population at the time of the 2019 census, its area in square kilometres (km²), and the name of the canton seat or capital.[2]

Canton Pop. (2019) Area (km²) Seat/Capital
Atacames 54,200 511 Atacames
Eloy Alfaro 45,270 4,302 Valdez (a.k.a. Limones)
Esmeraldas 216,900 1,351 Esmeraldas
Muisne 31,030 1,265 Muisne
Quinindé 144,200 3,855 Rosa Zárate (a.k.a. Quinindé)
Río Verde 31,160 1,506 Rioverde
San Lorenzo 60,660 3,106 San Lorenzo

References[change | change source]

  1. Villalba, Juan. "Human Development Index in Ecuador". Scribd (in Spanish). Retrieved 2019-02-05.
  2. Cantons of Ecuador. Statoids.com. Retrieved 4 November 2009.