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El Oro Province

El Oro province is the southernmost of Ecuador's coastal provinces. It was named for its historically important gold production. Today it is one of the world's major exporters of bananas. The capital is Machala.HistoryEl Oro province is historically the major area of banana production in Ecuador.GeographyTo the north and east the province has borders with the provinces Guayas, Azuay and Loja. To the west and south it is limited by the Pacific Ocean and the Peruvian Tumbes Region.The province is divided in 14 cantons and features a wide range of attractions, such as the JambelĂ­ Islands, the petrified forest of the Puyango River, and the island of Santa Clara, to name a few.DemographicsPopulation 1990: 412,572Population 2000: 525,763Population 2010: 600,659 Ethnic groups as of the Ecuadorian census of 2010: Mestizo 81.6%White 7.8%Afro-Ecuadorian 6.9%Montubio 2.8%Indigenous 0.7%Other 0.3%
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