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Azogues, Ecuador
Skyline of Azogues
Skyline of Azogues
Flag of Azogues, Ecuador
Azogues, Ecuador is located in Ecuador
Azogues, Ecuador
Azogues, Ecuador
Location in Ecuador
Coordinates: 2°44′33″S 78°50′49″W / 2.74250°S 78.84694°W / -2.74250; -78.84694
Country  Ecuador
Province Cañar Province
Canton Azogues
Founded April 16, 1825
 • Mayor Virgilio Saquisela
 • Town 60.94 km2 (23.53 sq mi)
 • Metro 611.41 km2 (236.07 sq mi)
Elevation 2,518 m (8,261 ft)
Population (2015 INEC estimate)
 • Town 40,000
 • Density 660/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Azogueño
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
Climate Cfb
Website (in Spanish)

Azogues (Spanish pronunciation: [aˈsoɣes]) is the capital of Azogues Canton and of Cañar Province in Ecuador. The population of Azogues is approximately 40,000.[1]

Azogues is located at 2,518 meters above sea level (8,261 feet), its population is of 39,848 inhabitants, its average temperature is 17 °C (63 °F). It is also known for its Panama hat industry (jipi japa); the hats are produced primarily for export. The city is the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Azogues

LAND TRANSPORTATION: Azogues is well connected to Cuenca via "via rapida" Biblian-Azogues-Cuenca; currently being widened to 6 lanes. Connects to Quito via I35 and to Guayaquil via I40, both newly improved branches of the Panamerican Highway. AIR TRANSPORTATION: Azogues uses Mariscal Lamar Regional Airport located in Cuenca.


Azogues is a provincial town, near other even smaller towns, like Guapan and Cojitambo.

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