Pastaza Province

Coordinates: 01°4′00″S 78°00′04″W / 1.06667°S 78.00111°W / -1.06667; -78.00111
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Province of Pastaza
Flag of Pastaza
Construyendo desarrollo
Pastaza Province in Ecuador
Pastaza Province in Ecuador
Cantons of Pastaza Province
Cantons of Pastaza Province
Coordinates: 01°4′00″S 78°00′04″W / 1.06667°S 78.00111°W / -1.06667; -78.00111
Country Ecuador
PastazaNovember 10, 1959
Founded byGovernment of Ecuador
Named forThe Pastaza River
 • PrefectAntonio Kubes
 • Total29,641.37 km2 (11,444.60 sq mi)
 (2010 census)
 • Total83,933
 • Density2.8/km2 (7.3/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (ECT)
Vehicle registrationS
HDI (2017)0.724[1]
high · 14th

Pastaza (Spanish pronunciation: [pasˈtasa]) is a province in Ecuador in the eastern jungle. The capital is Puyo, founded on May 12, 1899.

Cantons[change | change source]

The province is divided into four cantons. The following table lists each with its population at the 2001 census, its area in square kilometres (km²), and the name of the canton seat or capital.[2]

Canton Pop. (2001) Area (km²) Seat/Capital
Arajuno 5,150 8,767 Arajuno
Mera 8,088 520 Mera
Pastaza 45,512 19,727 Puyo
Santa Clara 3,029 311 Santa Clara

References[change | change source]

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