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Esmeraldas (Spanish pronunciation: [ezmeˈɾaldas]) is a province in northwestern Ecuador. The capital is Esmeraldas.

Esmeraldas
Province
Province of Esmeraldas
Flag of Esmeraldas
Flag
Location within Ecuador
Location within Ecuador
Cantons of Esmeraldas Province
Cantons of Esmeraldas Province
Coordinates: 0°58′00″S 79°39′00″W / 0.966667°S 79.65°W / -0.966667; -79.65Coordinates: 0°58′00″S 79°39′00″W / 0.966667°S 79.65°W / -0.966667; -79.65
CountryEcuador
EstablishedSeptember 21, 1526
CapitalEsmeraldas
CantonsList of Cantons
Government
 • Provincial PrefectLinder Altafuya (MUP)
Area
 • Total16,132.23 km2 (6,228.69 sq mi)
Population
 (2010 census)
 • Total534,092
 • Density33/km2 (86/sq mi)
Vehicle registrationE
HDI (2017)0.718[1]
high · 16th

The province is home to the Afro-Ecuadorian culture.

The Rock of Sua

DemographicsEdit

Ethnic groups as of the Ecuadorian census of 2010:[2]

CantonsEdit

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. (2001) Area (km²) Seat/Capital
Atacames 30,267 511 Atacames
Eloy Alfaro 33,403 4,302 Valdez (a.k.a. Limones)
Esmeraldas 157,792 1,351 Esmeraldas
Muisne 25,080 1,265 Muisne
Quinindé 88,337 3,855 Rosa Zárate (a.k.a. Quinindé)
Río Verde 22,164 1,506 Rioverde
San Lorenzo 28,180 3,106 San Lorenzo

Parroquias (Parishes)Edit

The cantons are divided into many parroquias:

In Muisne:

  1. Bellavista
  2. Daule
  3. Maldonado
  4. Muisne
  5. Pedro Carlo
  6. Tola
  7. Union of Daule

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Villalba, Juan. "Human Development Index in Ecuador". Scribd (in Spanish). Retrieved 2019-02-05.
  2. ^ Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Censos. "Resultados |". Ecuadorencifras.gob.ec. Retrieved 2018-12-24.
  3. ^ Cantons of Ecuador. Statoids.com. Retrieved 4 November 2009.