Guayas Province

coastal province in Ecuador

Guayas (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈɡwa.ʝas] (audio speaker iconlisten)) is a coastal province in Ecuador. It is bordered to the west by Manabí, Santa Elena, and the Pacific Ocean. With over 3 million people, it has more people than any other province in Ecuador. The largest city of Ecuador, Guayaquil, is within the province.

Province of Guayas
Flag of Guayas
Location of Guayas in Ecuador.
Location of Guayas in Ecuador.
Cantons of Guayas Province
Cantons of Guayas Province
CantonsList of Cantons
 • Provincial PrefectJimmy Jairala
 • Total15,430.40 km2 (5,957.71 sq mi)
 (2010 census)
 • Total3,645,483
 • Density240/km2 (610/sq mi)
Vehicle registrationG
HDI (2017)0.768[1]
high · 4th

Political divisions change

The province is divided into 25 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.[2]

Canton Pop. (2001) Area (km²) Seat/Capital
Alfredo Baquerizo Moreno (Jujan) 19,982 216 Alfredo Baquerizo Moreno (a.k.a. Jujan)
Balao 17,262 465 Balao
Balzar (San Jacinto de Balzar) 48,470 1,173 Balzar
Colimes 21,049 758 Colimes
Coronel Marcelino Maridueña 11,054 255 Coronel Marcelino Maridueña
Daule 85,148 462 Daule
Durán 178,714 339 Durán
El Empalme 64,789 711 El Empalme (a.k.a. Velasco Ibarra)
El Triunfo 34,117 389 El Triunfo
General Antonio Elizalde (Bucay) 8,696 152 General Antonio Elizalde (a.k.a. Bucay)
Guayaquil 2,039,789 5,237 Guayaquil
Isidro Ayora 8,226 492 Isidro Ayora
Lomas de Sargentillo 14,194 67 Lomas de Sargentillo
Milagro 140,103 401 Milagro
Naranjal 53,482 2,015 Naranjal
Naranjito 31,756 226 Naranjito
Nobol 14,753 128 Nobol (a.k.a. Narcisa de Jesús)
Palestina 14,067 194 Palestina
Pedro Carbo 36,711 927 Pedro Carbo
Playas (General Villamil Playas) 30,045 269 Playas (a.k.a. General Villamil Playas)
Salitre (was Urbina Jado) 50,379 390 El Salitre
Samborondón 45,476 388 Samborondón
Santa Lucía 33,868 348 Santa Lucía
Simón Bolívar 20,385 289 Simón Bolívar
Yaguachi 47,630 512 Yaguachi (San Jacinto de Yaguachi)

References change

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