Ecuador

Decennial Population

year population est.
1950 3,470,162
1960 4,545,548
1970 6,072,520
1980 7,976,449
1990 10,218,085
2000 12,628,596
2010 14,934,692
2020 17,338,395
2025 18,483,290
2050 23,012,536
2075 24,935,139
2100 24,499,128
source: UN - WPP 2015 Revision (medium).

General Information


Official name the Republic of Ecuador
Capital Quito
Region South America
ISO code EC
Statistical agency Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Censos (INEC)


Administrative units

coderegion
> provincia
administrative centerarea in
sq.km.
population
2001-11-25
census
population
2010-11-28
census
population
2016
estimate
301Región Sierra 63,808.495,460,7386,449,3557,389,686
01AzuayCuenca8,309.58599,546712,127824,646
02BolívarGuaranda3,945.38169,370183,641203,344
03CañarAzogues3,146.08206,981225,184263,048
04CarchiTulcán3,780.45152,939164,524181,265
05CotopaxiLatacunga6,108.23349,540409,205463,819
06ChimborazoRiobamba6,499.72403,632458,581506,325
10ImbaburaIbarra4,587.51344,044398,244451,476
11LojaLoja11,062.73404,835448,966500,794
17PichinchaQuito9,535.912,101,7992,576,2873,003,799
18TungurahuaAmbato3,386.25441,034504,583564,260
23Santo Domingo de los TsáchilasSanto Domingo de los Colorados3,446.65287,018368,013426,910
302Región Costa 67,164.356,056,2237,236,8228,191,269
07El OroMachala5,766.68525,763600,659680,845
08EsmeraldasEsmeraldas16,132.23385,223534,092608,906
09GuayasGuayaquil15,430.403,070,1453,645,4834,146,996
12Los RíosBabahoyo7,205.27650,178778,115876,912
13ManabíPortoviejo18,939.601,186,0251,369,7801,510,375
24Santa ElenaSanta Elena3,690.17238,889308,693367,235
303Región Amazónica 116,604.07548,419739,814878,996
14Morona SantiagoMacas24,059.40115,412147,940179,406
15NapoTena12,542.5079,139103,697122,838
16PastazaPuyo29,641.3761,77983,933102,655
19Zamora ChinchipeZamora10,584.2876,60191,376110,296
21SucumbíosNueva Loja18,084.42128,995176,472210,532
22OrellanaPuerto Francisco de Orellana21,692.1086,493136,396153,269
304Región Insular 8,010.0018,64025,12430,172
20GalápagosPuerto Barquerizo Moreno8,010.0018,64025,12430,172
Zonas no Delimitadas 783.0972,58832,38438,607
90Zonas no Delimitadas 783.0972,58832,38438,607
 total 256,370.0012,156,60814,483,49916,528,730
source: INEC, Ecuador.
source: area - Asociación de Municipalidades Equatorianas.
note: Canton la Concordia moved to Esmeraldas, but some of its data still is part of Zonas no Delimitadas.

Main cities

namepopulation
1990-11-25
census
population
2001-11-25
census
population
2010-11-28
census
latitude /
longitude
Guayaquil1,508,4441,994,5182,291,158-2.19/-79.88
Quito1,100,8471,413,1791,619,146-0.21/-78.54
Cuenca194,981278,995331,888-2.90/-79.00
Santo Domingo de los Colorados114,422234,227305,632-0.25/-79.16
Machala144,197213,850241,606-3.26/-79.96
Eloy Alfaro (Durán)82,359178,714235,769 
Portoviejo132,937187,760223,086 
Manta125,505188,401221,122 
Loja94,305142,271180,617 
Ambato124,166163,926178,538 
Esmeraldas98,55895,124161,868 
Quevedo86,910120,379158,694 
Riobamba94,505135,350156,723 
Calderón (Carapungo)..84,848152,242 
Milagro93,637113,440145,025 
Ibarra80,991116,523139,721 
source: INEC, Ecuador.