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Province of Esmeraldas
Flag of Esmeraldas
Coat of arms of Esmeraldas
Coat of arms
Location within Ecuador
Location within Ecuador
Cantons of Esmeraldas Province
Cantons of Esmeraldas Province
Country Ecuador
Established September 21, 1526
Capital Esmeraldas
Cantons List of Cantons
 • Total 16,132.23 km2 (6,228.69 sq mi)
 (2010 census)
 • Total 534,092
 • Density 33.10714/km2 (85.74710/sq mi)
Vehicle registration E
HDI (2017) 0.718
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Esmeraldas is a province in northwestern Ecuador. The capital is Esmeraldas.


The province is divided into 7 cantons. The following table lists each with its population at the time of the 2019 census, its area in square kilometres (km²), and the name of the canton seat or capital.

Canton Pop. (2019) Area (km²) Seat/Capital
Atacames 54,200 511 Atacames
Eloy Alfaro 45,270 4,302 Valdez (a.k.a. Limones)
Esmeraldas 216,900 1,351 Esmeraldas
Muisne 31,030 1,265 Muisne
Quinindé 144,200 3,855 Rosa Zárate (a.k.a. Quinindé)
Río Verde 31,160 1,506 Rioverde
San Lorenzo 60,660 3,106 San Lorenzo
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