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Azuay (Spanish pronunciation: [aˈswaj]), Province of Azuay is a province of Ecuador, created on 25 June 1824. It encompasses an area of 8,309.58 square kilometres (3,208.35 sq mi). Its capital is Cuenca. It is located in the south center of Ecuador in the highlands. Its mountains reach 4,500 m (14,800 ft) above sea level in the national park of El Cajas.

Province of Azuay
Flag of Azuay
Location of Azuay in Ecuador.
Location of Azuay in Ecuador.
Cantons of Azuay Province
Cantons of Azuay Province
Coordinates: 2°53′S 79°00′W / 2.883°S 79.000°W / -2.883; -79.000Coordinates: 2°53′S 79°00′W / 2.883°S 79.000°W / -2.883; -79.000
Country Ecuador
Established June 25, 1824
Capital Cuenca
 • Provincial Prefect Paúl Carrasco Carpio
 • Total 8,309.58 km2 (3,208.35 sq mi)
Population (2010 census)
 • Total 712,127
 • Density 86/km2 (220/sq mi)
Time zone ECT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) (+593) 7
Vehicle registration A
Cuy asado

Azuay is located on the Panamerican Highway. Cuenca is connected by national flights from Quito and Guayaquil. It has the largest hydroelectric plant of the country, situated on the river Paute.



Ethnic groups as of the Ecuadorian census of 2010:[1]


The province is divided into 15 cantons. The following table lists each with its population at the 2010 census, its area in square kilometres (km2), and the name of the canton seat or capital.[2]

Canton Pop. (2010) Area (km2) Seat/Capital
Camilo Ponce Enríquez 21,998 639.28 Camilo Ponce Enríquez
Chordeleg 12,577 104.98 Chordeleg
Cuenca 505,585 3,190.54 Cuenca
El Pan 3,036 132.29 El Pan
Girón 12,607 353.75 Girón
Guachapala 3,409 39.59 Guachapala
Gualaceo 42,709 349.78 Gualaceo
Nabón 15,892 632.93 Nabón
Oña 3,583 293.08 Oña
Paute 25,494 270.79 Paute
Pucará 10,052 585.46 Pucará
San Fernando 3,993 138.62 San Fernando
Santa Isabel 18,393 604.61 Santa Isabel
Sevilla de Oro 5,889 314.85 Sevilla de Oro
Sigsig 26,910 659.03 Sigsig

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ Cantons of Ecuador. Retrieved 4 November 2009.

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