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Cotopaxi (Spanish pronunciation: [kotoˈpaksi]) is one of the provinces of Ecuador. The capital is Latacunga. The province contains the Cotopaxi Volcano, an intermittent volcano with a height of 19,388 feet.

Cotopaxi
Province
Province of Cotopaxi
Flag of Cotopaxi
Flag
Location of Cotopaxi in Ecuador.
Location of Cotopaxi in Ecuador.
Cantons of Cotopaxi Province
Cantons of Cotopaxi Province
Coordinates: 0°56′S 78°37′W / 0.933°S 78.617°W / -0.933; -78.617Coordinates: 0°56′S 78°37′W / 0.933°S 78.617°W / -0.933; -78.617
CountryEcuador
CapitalLatacunga
Cantons
Government
 • Provincial PrefectCésar Umaginga
Area
 • Total6,108.23 km2 (2,358.40 sq mi)
Population
 (2010 census)
 • Total409,205
 • Density67/km2 (170/sq mi)
Vehicle registrationX
HDI (2017)0.722[1]
high · 15th
Websitewww.cotopaxi.gov.ec
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CantonsEdit

The province is divided into 7 cantons.[2] The following table lists each canton with its population (per the 2001 census), its area in square kilometres (km²), and the name of the canton seat (capital).[3]

Canton Pop. (2001) Area (km²) Seat/Capital
La Maná 32,115 647 La Maná
Latacunga 143,979 1,377 Latacunga
Pangua 19,877 715 El Corazón
Pujilí 60,728 1,289 Pujilí
Salcedo 51,304 484 Salcedo
Saquisilí 20,815 206 Saquisilí
Sigchos 20,722 1,267 Sigchos

DemographicsEdit

Ethnic groups as of the Ecuadorian census of 2010:[4]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Villalba, Juan. "Human Development Index in Ecuador". Scribd (in Spanish). Retrieved 2019-02-05.
  2. ^ Danny Palmerlee; Michael Grosberg; Carolyn McCarthy (2006), Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands, Lonely Planet, ISBN 174104295X
  3. ^ Cantons of Ecuador. Statoids.com. Retrieved 4 November 2009.
  4. ^ [1]

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