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Cuenca, Ecuador

Full nameCuenca
Official nameSanta Ana de Los Cuatro Ríos de Cuenca
Settlement typeCity
CantonCuenca Canton
FoundedApril 12, 1557
Gil Ramírez Dávalos
Named forCuenca, Spain
MayorPaúl Granda López
Total Area26.1 sq mi (67.71 km2)
Elevation8399 ft (2560 m)
Highest Elevation8366.1 ft (2550 m)
Lowest Elevation7710 ft (2350 m)
Total Population350000 (2010)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Metro (pop.)500632
Other information
Time zoneECT (UTC-5)

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Cuenca (full name Santa Ana de los cuatro ríos de Cuenca) is the third largest city in Ecuador by population, which totals 350,000. It is the capital of the Azuay Province. It is located in the highlands of Ecuador at about 2500 m above sea level. The center of the city is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Trust site because of its many historical buildings.

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