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Guayaquil Canton

Municipality of Guayaquil

Coat of arms

Location of Guayaquil Canton in Guayas Province

Cantons of Guayas Province

Coordinates: 2°11′S 79°53′W / 2.183°S 79.883°W / -2.183; -79.883

Country Ecuador
Province Guayas
Foundation June 25, 1538
Founded by Francisco de Orellana
Named for Guayas River
Seat Guayaquil
 • Mayor Jaime Nebot
 • Canton 6,048 km2 (2,335 sq mi)
 • Canton 2,005,165
 • Density 330/km2 (860/sq mi)
 • Urban 1,952,029
Time zone ECT (UTC-5)

The Guayaquil Canton, official the Municipality of Guayaquil, is a canton in the center of the Guayas Province in western Ecuador. The canton was named after its seat, the city of Guayaquil, the most populous city in Ecuador.

Political divisions

The canton is divided into 16 urban parishes and 5 rural parishes. The urban parishes make up the city of Guayaquil.

Urban parishes

  • Ayacucho
  • Bolivar (Sagario)
  • Carbo (Concepcion)
  • Chongón
  • Febres Cordero
  • Garcia Moreno
  • Letamendi
  • Nueva de Octubre
  • Olmedo (San Alejo)
  • Pascuales
  • Roca
  • Rocafuerte
  • Sucre
  • Tarqui
  • Urdaneta
  • Ximena

Rural parishes

  • Juan Gomez Rendon (Progreso)
  • Morro
  • Posorja
  • Puna
  • Tenguel
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