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Durán, is a canton located in the province of Guayas, Ecuador, near the confluence of Daule & Babahoyo rivers, where Guayas River begins. Its township or capital is Eloy Alfaro, urban parish. The canton was created in 1986 during the presidential period of Leon Febres Cordero through a presidential decree. The name "Eloy Alfaro" was choice because of the Ecuadorian ex-president Eloy Alfaro Delgado.Duran is Spanish speakingAccording to the National census in 2010 (www.ecuadorencifras.com), there are 235,769 people residing within the canton limits. Many of its inhabitants are commuters to other places for work, hence it is known as a "dormitory town". However, many people who live in Duran find work within the canton by opening "comedores" or small restaurants, selling produce at the market, or even opening little stores with basic produce and house necessities. The towns Duran, Samborondon, and Guayaquil are connected by the bridge Rafael Mendoza Avilés. Durán is also well known for being the first railroad hub in Ecuador. Since July, 2007, a government program for the railroad reactivation began as well as the railroad connecting Duran with other cities located in the highlands of Ecuador.

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A place in Ecuador, Duran is an interesting place to visit, given its unique culture, history and character. Duran is located at a short trip away from Riobamba a major city in Ecuador. Riobamba is bestowed with interesting set of attractions for every type of traveller. Tour packages of Duran are of 1 to 2 days duration.

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Facts and Stats for Duran*

  • Pollution Statistics in Duran

    Know the pollution level of Duran before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 71.43 (High)
    • Water Pollution 78.13 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 65.63 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 59.38 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 59.38 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 60.71 (High)
  • Duran: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Duran for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Duran.

    • Burglary and Theft 58.62 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 72.32 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 73.28 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 78.45 (High)
    • Car Stealing 57.76 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 69.83 (High)
    • Attacks 60.34 (High)
    • Drug offense 56.9 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 51.72 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 18.1 (Very Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 41.96 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 14.66 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 67.24 (High)
  • Living in Duran - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Duran is 96.1 (Moderate)

    • Safety Index 37.69 (Low)
    • Climate Index 88.44 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 77.46 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 37.2 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 47.44 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 55 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 13.16 (High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 34.8 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Duran

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Duran

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.15 USD
    • International Movie per seat 5.5 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 77 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 113.33 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 87.08 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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