Latacunga

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Latacunga
City
San Vicente Mártir de la Tacunga y sus corregidores
Flag of Latacunga
Flag
Coat of arms of Latacunga
Coat of arms
Nickname(s): 
Mashca City (Ciudad Mashca), Machica's Land (La tierra de la Machica)
Latacunga is located in Ecuador
Latacunga
Latacunga
Latacunga's location in Ecuador
Coordinates: 0°55′54.98″S 78°36′57.88″W / 0.9319389°S 78.6160778°W / -0.9319389; -78.6160778Coordinates: 0°55′54.98″S 78°36′57.88″W / 0.9319389°S 78.6160778°W / -0.9319389; -78.6160778
CountryFlag of Ecuador.svg Ecuador
ProvinceBandera Provincia Cotopaxi.svg Cotopaxi
CantonBanderaLatacunga.svg Latacunga
FoundedApril 12, 1557
Founded byCap. Antonio de Clavijo
Named forLlacta Cunani
Parishes
Government
 • MayorByron Cárdenas Cerda
Area
 • City264.86 km2 (102.26 sq mi)
 • Metro
1,385.64 km2 (535.00 sq mi)
Elevation
2,800 m (9,200 ft)
Population
 (2010)
INEC decadal
national census
 • City98,355
 • Density370/km2 (960/sq mi)
 • Metro
298,440 (Great Latacunga)
Demonym(s)Latacungueño / a
Time zoneUTC-5 (ECT)
ZIP codes
Area code(s)(+593) 3
WebsiteOfficial website (in Spanish)

Latacunga (Spanish pronunciation: [lataˈkuŋɡa]; Quechua: Latakunga) is a plateau town of Ecuador, capital of the Cotopaxi Province, 89 km (55 mi) south of Quito. At the time of census 2010 Latacunga had 98,355 people living here.[1]

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