Skyline of Azogues
|Founded||April 16, 1825|
|• Mayor||Virgilio Saquisela|
|• Town||60.94 km2 (23.53 sq mi)|
|• Metro||611.41 km2 (236.07 sq mi)|
|Elevation||2,518 m (8,261 ft)|
|Population (2015 INEC estimate)|
|• Density||660/km2 (1,700/sq mi)|
|Time zone||EST (UTC-5)|
Azogues is located at 2,518 meters above sea level (8,261 feet), its population is of 39,848 inhabitants, its average temperature is 17 °C (63 °F). It is also known for its Panama hat industry (jipi japa); the hats are produced primarily for export. The city is the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Azogues
LAND TRANSPORTATION: Azogues is well connected to Cuenca via "via rapida" Biblian-Azogues-Cuenca; currently being widened to 6 lanes. Connects to Quito via I35 and to Guayaquil via I40, both newly improved branches of the Panamerican Highway. AIR TRANSPORTATION: Azogues uses Mariscal Lamar Regional Airport located in Cuenca.
Azogues is a provincial town, near other even smaller towns, like Guapan and Cojitambo.