Loja, Ecuador

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Loja
Loja-vista-general.png
Flag of Loja
Official seal of Loja
Nickname(s): 
"Musical Capital of Ecuador"
Motto(s): 
Loja Para Todos (Loja is for Everyone)
Loja is located in Ecuador
Loja
Loja
Coordinates: 3°59′S 79°12′W / 3.983°S 79.200°W / -3.983; -79.200Coordinates: 3°59′S 79°12′W / 3.983°S 79.200°W / -3.983; -79.200
CountryEcuador
ProvinceLoja
CantonLoja
FoundedDecember 8, 1548
Government
 • MayorJorge Bailón Abad
Area
 • City285.70 km2 (110.31 sq mi)
 • Metro
1,985.19 km2 (766.49 sq mi)
Elevation
2,060 m (6,758 ft)
Population
 (2010 census)
 • City180,617
 • Density630/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
 • Metro
214,855
Demonym(s)Lojano/a
Time zoneUTC-5 (ECT)
Postal code
110101, 110102, 110103, 110104
Area code(s)(+593) 7
ClimateCfb
Websitewww.loja.gob.ec/ (in Spanish)

Loja (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈlo.xa]), formerly Loxa and fully City of the Immaculate Conception of Loja (Spanish: Ciudad de la Inmaculada Concepción de Loja), is the capital of Ecuador's Loja Province.

Other websites[change | change source]

  • Loja Area Map
  • Lojanos.com - Virtual community of Loja (in Spanish)
  • Official page of Loja municipality (in Spanish)
  • "Official website of the National Shrine of Our Lady of El Cisne". Archived from the original on 2018-08-25. Retrieved 2008-12-21.
  • www.cronica.com.ec