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AZUAY (sometimes written AssuAY)

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Originally appearing in Volume V03, Page 86 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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AZUAY (sometimes written AssuAY), a province of Ecuador, bounded N. by the province of Canar, E. by Oriente, S. by Loja, and W. by El Oro. It was formerly called Cuenca, and formed part of the department of Azuay, which also included the province of Loja. Azuay is an elevated mountainous district with a great variety of climates and products; among the latter are silver, quicksilver, wheat, Indian corn, barley, cattle, wool, cinchona and straw hats. The capital is Cuenca.
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