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Manabí
—  Province  —
Province of Manabí

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Location of Manabi Province in Ecuador.
Country Ecuador
Established June, 25, 1824.
Capital Portoviejo
Cantons List of Cantons
Government
 - Provincial Prefect
Area
 - Total 18,506 km2 (7,145.2 sq mi)
Population
 - Total 1,186,025
 - Urban 615,491
Time zone ECT (UTC-5)

Manabí is a province in Ecuador. Its capital is Portoviejo. The province is named after the Manabí people.[1]

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Economy

Manabí's economy is based heavily on natural resources such as cacao, bananas, cotton, etc. It's industrial sector is based on Tuna canning, tobacco, and alcoholic beverage production. Local productions include crafting of montecristi hats, and furniture. [2]

Cantons

The province is divided into 22 cantons. The following table lists each with its population as 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
Bolívar 35,627 537 Calceta
Chone 117,634 3,017 Chone
El Carmen 69,998 1,245 El Carmen
Flavio Alfaro 25,390 1,343 Flavio Alfaro
Jama 20,230 575 Jama
Jaramijó 11,967 97 Jaramijó
Jipijapa 65,796 1,401 Jipijapa
Junín 18,491 246 Junín
Manta 192,322 309 Manta
Montecristi 43,400 734 Montecristi
Olmedo 9,243 253 Olmedo
Paján 35,952 1,079 Paján
Pedernales 46,876 1,932 Pedernales
Pichincha 29,945 1,067 Pichincha
Portoviejo 238,430 955 Portoviejo
Puerto López 16,626 420 Puerto López
Rocafuerte 29,321 280 Rocafuerte
San Vicente 19,116 718 San Vicente
Santa Ana 45,287 1,022 Santa Ana
Sucre 52,158 764 Bahía de Caráquez
Tosagua 33,922 377 Tosagua
Veinticuatro de Mayo 28,294 524 Sucre

See also

References

  1. ^ Origen del Nombre de Manabí
  2. ^ Economy
  3. ^ Cantons of Ecuador. Statoids.com. Retrieved 4 November 2009.
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