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Latacunga
City
San Vicente Mártir de la Tacunga y sus corregidores
Flag of Latacunga
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Coat of arms of Latacunga
Coat of arms
Nickname(s): Mashca City (Ciudad Mashca), Machica's Land (La tierra de la Machica)
Country Flag of Ecuador.svg Ecuador
Province Bandera Provincia Cotopaxi.svg Cotopaxi
Canton BanderaLatacunga.svg Latacunga
Founded April 12, 1557
Founded by Cap. Antonio de Clavijo
Named for Llacta Cunani
Area
 • City 264.86 km2 (102.26 sq mi)
 • Metro 1,385.64 km2 (535.00 sq mi)
Elevation 2,800 m (9,200 ft)
Population (2010)
INEC decadal
national census
 • City 98,355
 • Density 371.347/km2 (961.785/sq mi)
 • Metro 298,440 (Great Latacunga)
Demonym(s) Latacungueño / a
Time zone ECT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes
Area code(s) (+593) 3
Website Official website (in Spanish)

Latacunga (Spanish pronunciation: [lataˈkuŋɡa]; Quechua: Latakunga) is a plateau town of Ecuador, capital of the Cotopaxi Province, 89 km (55 mi) south of Quito. At the time of census 2010 Latacunga had 98,355 people living here.


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