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Vinces is a city
A city is a relatively large and permanent settlement. Although there is no agreement on how a city is distinguished from a town within general English language meanings, many cities have a particular administrative, legal, or historical status based on local law.For example, in the U.S...

 in the Los Ríos Province
Los Ríos Province
Los Ríos is a province in Ecuador. The capital is Babahoyo. The province was founded on September 30, 1948 under legistative decree. Its capital Babahoyo was founded October, 6, 1860...

, Ecuador
Ecuador , officially the Republic of Ecuador is a representative democratic republic in South America, bordered by Colombia on the north, Peru on the east and south, and by the Pacific Ocean to the west. It is one of only two countries in South America, along with Chile, that do not have a border...

. It is the seat of the Vinces Canton
Vinces Canton
Vinces Canton is a canton of Ecuador, located in the Los Ríos Province. Its capital is the town of Vinces. Its population at the 2001 census was 61,565....

. There is also a Vinces River
Vinces River
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Vinces, known as "Little Paris", is characterized by its ancient buildings, constructed in wood, that belonged to the rich cacao plantation owners.

Vinces is known also as the capital of the competitions of boats to engine outboard in Ecuador.

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