Azogues (Spanish pronunciation: [aˈsoɣes]) is the capital of Azogues Canton and of Cañar Province in Ecuador.

Azogues
San Francisco de Peleusí de Azogues
City
From top, left to right: Panoramic view of the city, Pedestrian Bridge of the Burgay River, Marco Romero Heredia Children's Park, Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Cloud, Virgin of the Cloud viewpoint on the Abuga hill and Jorge Andrade Cantos Stadium.
From top, left to right: Panoramic view of the city, Pedestrian Bridge of the Burgay River, Marco Romero Heredia Children's Park, Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Cloud, Virgin of the Cloud viewpoint on the Abuga hill and Jorge Andrade Cantos Stadium.
Azogues is located in Ecuador
Azogues
Azogues
Location in Ecuador
Coordinates: 2°44′S 78°50′W / 2.733°S 78.833°W / -2.733; -78.833
Country Ecuador
ProvinceCañar Province
CantonAzogues
FoundedApril 16, 1825[1]
Government
 • MayorJavier Serrano
Area
 • City14.34 km2 (5.54 sq mi)
Elevation
2,518 m (8,261 ft)
Population
 (2022 census)[2]
 • City35,763
 • Density2,500/km2 (6,500/sq mi)
DemonymAzogueño
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
ClimateCfb
Websitewww.azogues.gob.ec (in Spanish)

Azogues Canton had a population of 74,515 (2022 census).[3]

Azogues is located at 2,518 meters above sea level (8,261 feet), its population is of 35,763 and 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.

It was founded on 4 October 1562, by Gil Ramirez Davalos. Initially part of the old Township of Cuenca, in 1775 it was promoted to parish status.

Religion

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San Francisco Cathedral is the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Azogues (established 1968), split from its present Metropolitan, the Archdiocese of Cuenca.[citation needed]

Transportation

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  • Azogues is well connected on land to Cuenca by via rapida Biblian–Azogues–Cuenca; currently being widened to 6 lanes. It connects to Quito via I35 and to Guayaquil via I40, both newly improved branches of the Pan-American Highway.
  • Azogues uses Mariscal Lamar Regional Airport located in Cuenca.

Azogues is the capital of the Cañar Province and the second largest city in the Cuenca Metropolitan Area with 700,000 inhabitants.

Climate

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Climate data for Biblián/Azogues, elevation 2,640 m (8,660 ft), (1986–1995)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Mean daily maximum °C (°F) 20.8
(69.4)
20.7
(69.3)
20.5
(68.9)
20.3
(68.5)
19.9
(67.8)
17.7
(63.9)
17.6
(63.7)
17.7
(63.9)
19.3
(66.7)
20.4
(68.7)
21.2
(70.2)
21.5
(70.7)
19.8
(67.6)
Daily mean °C (°F) 15.1
(59.2)
15.0
(59.0)
14.8
(58.6)
15.0
(59.0)
14.6
(58.3)
13.8
(56.8)
12.8
(55.0)
13.1
(55.6)
14.0
(57.2)
14.5
(58.1)
15.0
(59.0)
15.4
(59.7)
14.4
(58.0)
Mean daily minimum °C (°F) 9.4
(48.9)
9.5
(49.1)
9.6
(49.3)
9.7
(49.5)
9.2
(48.6)
8.7
(47.7)
7.7
(45.9)
7.3
(45.1)
8.1
(46.6)
8.6
(47.5)
8.6
(47.5)
8.6
(47.5)
8.7
(47.8)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 61.7
(2.43)
104.2
(4.10)
121.0
(4.76)
115.6
(4.55)
72.4
(2.85)
44.8
(1.76)
47.2
(1.86)
33.5
(1.32)
42.4
(1.67)
80.7
(3.18)
104.9
(4.13)
68.2
(2.69)
896.6
(35.3)
Average relative humidity (%) 77.4 79.7 78.9 78.6 78.0 78.3 76.9 77.2 76.5 77.4 75.1 73.1 77.3
Source: Instituto Nacional de Meteorología e Hidrología[4]
Climate data for Cañar, elevation 3,083 m (10,115 ft), (1997–2004)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Mean daily maximum °C (°F) 17.1
(62.8)
17.2
(63.0)
17.2
(63.0)
17.3
(63.1)
17.1
(62.8)
16.7
(62.1)
16.0
(60.8)
15.9
(60.6)
17.1
(62.8)
17.4
(63.3)
17.5
(63.5)
17.3
(63.1)
17.0
(62.6)
Daily mean °C (°F) 11.9
(53.4)
12.2
(54.0)
12.2
(54.0)
12.4
(54.3)
12.5
(54.5)
12.0
(53.6)
11.5
(52.7)
11.6
(52.9)
12.2
(54.0)
12.4
(54.3)
12.2
(54.0)
12.0
(53.6)
12.1
(53.8)
Mean daily minimum °C (°F) 7.1
(44.8)
8.0
(46.4)
8.0
(46.4)
8.1
(46.6)
8.5
(47.3)
7.8
(46.0)
7.4
(45.3)
7.3
(45.1)
7.8
(46.0)
7.8
(46.0)
7.4
(45.3)
7.7
(45.9)
7.7
(45.9)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 39.1
(1.54)
46.8
(1.84)
74.6
(2.94)
56.9
(2.24)
51.2
(2.02)
27.2
(1.07)
16.7
(0.66)
14.0
(0.55)
33.5
(1.32)
38.6
(1.52)
42.7
(1.68)
45.9
(1.81)
487.2
(19.19)
Average relative humidity (%) 76.5 79.7 79.0 76.6 74.9 74.1 74.4 73.0 72.1 72.4 76.3 78.1 75.6
Source: Instituto Nacional de Meteorología e Hidrología[5]

References

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  1. ^ https://www.mendeley.com/viewer/?fileId=6960f055-2d06-c8c5-41bd-e924affbe106&documentId=552de277-1f62-308c-895e-052def879d88 [dead link]
  2. ^ Citypopulation.de Population and area of Azogues
  3. ^ Citypopulation.de Population of Azogues Canton
  4. ^ "Anuarios Meteorológicos 1986-1995". INAMHI. Archived from the original on 29 May 2024. Retrieved 5 June 2024.
  5. ^ "Anuarios Meteorológicos 1997-2004". INAMHI. Archived from the original on 29 May 2024. Retrieved 4 June 2024.
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