Cuenca is a vibrant colonial city in southern , the third largest in the country, and the capital of Azuay Province. The city is located in a highland valley at about 2,500 m above sea level, and is home to 518,000 people according to the 2010 census.

Notable Places in the Area

The is a multi-purpose stadium in Cuenca, Ecuador. is situated 1 km south of Cuenca. Photo: Qenknorojo, CC BY-SA 4.0.

The Tomebamba River is a river of . It runs through the city of Cuenca, merges into the Amazon river and ends up in the . is situated 2½ km east of Cuenca. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 2.0.

is situated 1¼ km southeast of Cuenca. Photo: Agencia de Noticias ANDES, CC BY-SA 2.0.


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