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, also known as Villa Daule, is a canton located in the Guayas
Guayas is a coastal province in Ecuador. It is bordered to the west by Manabí, Santa Elena, and the Pacific Ocean ; to the east by Los Ríos, Bolívar, Chimborazo, Cañar, and Azuay; to the north by Los Ríos and Bolívar; and to the south by El Oro and the Pacific Ocean.With a population of over 3...
province in Ecuador
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. Created in 1820, it is one of the most important cites of Guayas thanks to its rice production and other products such as corn and eggs.
The Daule canton covers an area
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of 462 square kilometres (178.4 sq mi) and as of the 2001 census
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it had a population of 85,148 people. The seat or capital of the canton is the city of Daule.