Cañar Province

Cañar (Spanish pronunciation: [kaˈɲaɾ]) is a province in Ecuador. The capital is Azogues. At the time of census 2010 the province had a population of 225,184.[2] It contains the 16th-century ruins of Ingapirca, the best-known Inca settlement in Ecuador and a product of their conquest of the indigenous Cañari.

Flag of Cañar
Cañar Province in Ecuador
Cañar Province in Ecuador
Cantons of Cañar Province
Cantons of Cañar Province
Country Ecuador
 • Provincial PrefectDiego Ormaza (MPD)
 • Total3,146.08 km2 (1,214.71 sq mi)
 (2010 census)
 • Total225,184
 • Density72/km2 (190/sq mi)
Time zoneECT
Vehicle registrationU
HDI (2017)0.727[1]
high · 12th


The province is divided into 7 cantons. The following table lists each with its population at the time of the 2001 census, its area in square kilometres (km²), and the name of the canton seat or capital.[3]

Canton Pop. (2019) Area (km²) Seat/Capital
Azogues 85,030 613 Azogues
Biblián 23,590 227 Biblián
Cañar 68,190 1,804 Cañar
Déleg 6,760 78 Déleg
El Tambo 12,200 65 El Tambo
Suscal 6,390 31 Suscal
La Troncal 74,680 328 La Troncal


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Villalba, Juan. "Human Development Index in Ecuador". Scribd (in Spanish). Retrieved 2019-02-05.
  2. ^ INEC, Población total y tasa brutas de natalidad, mortalidad general, mortalidad infantil y materna según regiones y provincias de residencia habitual, año 2005 Archived 2008-02-06 at the Wayback Machine, Retrieved October 13, 2007.
  3. ^ Cantons of Ecuador. Retrieved 4 November 2009.

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Coordinates: 2°44′S 78°50′W / 2.733°S 78.833°W / -2.733; -78.833