Category:Manta, Ecuador

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English: Manta is a mid-sized city in Manabí Province, Ecuador. It is the second most populous city in the province, the fifth most populous in the country and, economically, the third most important city of Ecuador. Manta has existed since Pre-Columbian times. It was a trading post for the Mantas. According to the 2001 census, the city had 192,322 inhabitants. Its main economic activity is tuna fishing. Other economic activities include tourism and a chemical industry with products from cleaning supplies to oils and margarine.
Español: Manta, denominada oficialmente como San Pablo de Manta. Es una de las ciudades más importantes del Ecuador, localizada en la provincia de Manabí, . Está asentada en una espléndida bahía, que le ha dado la característica de puerto internacional en la costa del Océano Pacífico. En la era precolombina se llamaba Jocay, que quiere decir "casa de los peces" y era un punto de comercio para los Mantas y los Incas. Tiene 192.322 habitantes (Censo INEC 2001).

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