El Oro Province

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El Oro
Provincia de El Oro
Province
Province of El Oro

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Cantons o El Oro Province
Kintra Ecuador
Established 23 Aprile 1884
Caipital Machala
Cantons Leet o Cantons
Area
 • Total 5,818 km2 (2,246 sq mi)
Highest elevation[1] 3,590 m (11,780 ft)
Lowest elevation 0 m (0 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 588,546
 • Density 100/km2 (260/sq mi)
 • Urban 401,940
 • Population 2001 539,888
Time zone ECT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 07
Website http://www.eloro.gob.ec
Iglesia Parque Apartadero

El Oro province (Spainyie: Provincia de El Oro, leeterally "Province o Gowd") is the soothmaist o Ecuador's coastal provinces. It wis namit for its historically important gowd production. The day it is ane o the warld's major exporters o bananas. The caipital is Machala.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

El Oro province is historically the major aurie o banana production in Ecuador.

Geografie[eedit | eedit soorce]

Tae the north an east the province haes borders wi the provinces Guayas, Azuay an Loja. Tae the wast an sooth it is limitit bi the Paceefic Ocean an the Peruvian Tumbes Region.

The province is dividit in 14 cantons an featurs a wide range o attractions, such as the Jambelí Islands, the petrified forest o the Puyango River, an the island o Santa Clara, tae name a few.

Demografics[eedit | eedit soorce]

Population 1990: 412.572 Population 2007: 525.763

Economy[eedit | eedit soorce]

El Oro economy is mainly based on export o banana an shrimp. Ither agricultural products o importance are cacao an coffee.

Politics[eedit | eedit soorce]

Unicameral govrenment.

Cantons[eedit | eedit soorce]

The province is dividit intae 14 cantons. The follaein table leets each wi its population as o the 2001 census, its aurie in square kilometres (km²), an the name o the canton seat or caipital.[2]

Canton Pop. (2001) Aurie (km²) Seat/Caipital
Arenillas 22,477 803 Arenillas
Atahualpa 5,479 278 Paccha
Balsas 5,348 69 Balsas
Chilla 2,665 328 Chilla
El Guabo 41,078 603 El Guabo
Huaquillas 40,285 72 Huaquillas
Las Lajas 4,781 297 La Victoria
Machala 217,696 338 Machala
Marcabelí 4,930 147 Marcabelí
Pasaje 62,959 452 Pasaje
Piñas 23,246 615 Piñas
Portovelo 11,024 282 Portovelo
Santa Rosa 60,388 889 Santa Rosa
Zaruma 23,407 645 Zaruma

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References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Provincia de El Oro". 2012-01-22. 
  2. Cantons of Ecuador. Statoids.com. Retrieved 4 November 2009.

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