Azogues

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

Azogues
Town
Skyline of Azogues
Skyline of Azogues
Flag of Azogues
Coat of arms of Azogues
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; -78.833Coordinates: 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
 • MayorRomel Sarmiento Movimiento Ciudadano
Area
 • Town60.94 km2 (23.53 sq mi)
 • Metro
611.41 km2 (236.07 sq mi)
Elevation
2,518 m (8,261 ft)
Population
 (2015 INEC estimate)
 • Town40,000
 • Density660/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
 • Metro
80,000
 • Metro density130/km2 (340/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Azogueño
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
ClimateCfb
Websitewww.azogues.gob.ec (in Spanish)

The population of Azogues is approximately 40,000.[2]

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.

ReligionEdit

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

TransportationEdit

  • 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.

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