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Esmeraldas
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Ecuador Ecuador
Province Esmeraldas
Canton Esmeraldas
Founded September 21, 1526
Area
 • City 70.45 km2 (27.20 sq mi)
Elevation
15 m (49 ft)
Population
 (2010 census)
 • City 161,868
 • Density 2,297.63/km2 (5,950.8/sq mi)
 • Metro
189,504
Demonym(s) Esmeraldeño - a
Time zone UTC-5 (ECT)
Area code(s) (+593) 6
Climate Aw
Website Official website

Esmeraldas is a coastal city in northwestern Ecuador. It is the seat of the Esmeraldas Canton and capital of the Esmeraldas Province.

Esmeraldas is well known around Latin America given the large number of locals that have historically played in the Ecuadorian national football team.

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