Morona-Santiago Province

Morona Santiago (Spanish pronunciation: [moˈɾona sanˈtjaɣo]) is a province in Ecuador. The province was established on February 24, 1954. The capital is Macas.

Morona Santiago
Province of Morona Santiago
Flag of Morona Santiago
Location of Morona-Santiago Province in Ecuador.
Location of Morona-Santiago Province in Ecuador.
Cantons of Morona Santiago Province
Cantons of Morona Santiago Province
Coordinates: 02°22′00″S 78°08′00″W / 2.36667°S 78.13333°W / -2.36667; -78.13333Coordinates: 02°22′00″S 78°08′00″W / 2.36667°S 78.13333°W / -2.36667; -78.13333
EstablishedFebruary 24, 1954
CantonsList of Cantons
 • Province25.690 km2 (9.919 sq mi)
 (2010 census)
 • Province147,940
 • Density5,800/km2 (15,000/sq mi)
 • Urban
Time zoneUTC-5 (ECT)
Vehicle registrationV
HDI (2017)0.708[1]
high · 21st
Pastazas river near Baños


The provincial economy is industrially unexploited to its potential due to poor means of transportation. Its economy relies largely on the tourist sector of the rain forest. The Sangay National Park and the indigenous town of Shuara are some of its main attractions.[citation needed]


The province is divided into 12 cantons. The following table lists each with its population at the 2001 census, its area in square kilometres (km²), and the name of the canton seat or capital.[2]

Canton Pop. (2001) Area (km²) Seat/Capital
Gualaquiza 15,288 2,203 Gualaquiza
Huamboya 5,965 653 Huamboya
Limón Indanza 10,192 2,101 General Leonidas Plaza Gutiérrez
Logroño 4,621 1,218 Logroño
Morona 31,379 5,095 Macas
Pablo Sexto 1,188 1,371 Pablo Sexto
Palora 6,317 1,436 Palora
San Juan Bosco 3,131 1,047 San Juan Bosco
Santiago de Méndez 9,841 1,691 Santiago de Méndez (Santiago)
Sucúa 14,412 893 Sucúa
Taisha 13,078 6,090 Taisha
Tiwintza     Santiago

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Villalba, Juan. "Human Development Index in Ecuador". Scribd (in Spanish). Retrieved 2019-02-05.
  2. ^ Cantons of Ecuador. Retrieved 4 November 2009.

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