Loja Tourism, Ecuador

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Loja (full form: Ciudad de la Inmaculada Concepción de Loja) is the capital of Ecuador's Loja Province. It is located in the Cuxibamba valley in the south of the country, sharing borders with the provinces of Zamora-Chinchipe and El Oro, and with Peru in the south. Loja holds a rich tradition in the arts, and for this reason is known as the Music and Cultural Capital of Ecuador. The city is home to two major universities. The city has a population of about 181,000, and is situated 2060 m (6758 ft) above sea level. It has a mild Andean climate, ranging between 16 and 30 °C. The Pan-American Highway runs past Loja. the city of Loja

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Facts and Stats for Loja*

  • Pollution Statistics in Loja

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

    • Water Pollution 75 (High)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 75 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 50 (Moderate)
  • Loja: Crime and Safety

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

    • Burglary and Theft 29.17 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 45.83 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 20.83 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 20 (Low)
    • Attacks 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Drug offense 29.17 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 95.83 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 70.83 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 25 (Low)
  • Living in Loja - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 78.44 (High)
    • Pollution Index 36.21 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 20 (Very Low)
    • Health Care Index 77.78 (High)
    • 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 Loja

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

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.15 USD
    • International Movie per seat 5.5 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 41 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 90 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 44.21 USD

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

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