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Azuay
Province
Province of Azuay
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Flag of Azuay
Coat of arms 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
CountryEcuador
EstablishedJune 25, 1824
CapitalCuenca
Cantons
List of Cantons
  • Camilo Ponce Enríquez
  • Chordeleg
  • Cuenca
  • El Pan
  • Girón
  • Guachapala
  • Gualaceo
  • Nabón
  • Oña
  • Paute
  • Pucara
  • San Fernando
  • Santa Isabel
  • Sevilla de Oro
  • Sigsig
Government
 • Provincial PrefectCecilia Méndez Mora
Area
 • Total8,309.58 km2 (3,208.35 sq mi)
Population
 (2010 census)
 • Total712,127
 • Density86/km2 (220/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (ECT)
Area code(+593) 7
Vehicle registrationA
HDI (2017)0.784[1]
high · 3rd
Websitewww.azuay.gov.ec

Azuay (Spanish pronunciation: [aˈswaj] (Azuay Provincelisten)), 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.

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.

  1. ^ Villalba, Juan. "Human Development Index in Ecuador". Scribd (in Spanish). Retrieved 2019-02-05.

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