Loja

Loja

Loja, formerly Loxa and fully City of the Immaculate Conception of Loja (Spanish: Ciudad de la Inmaculada ConcepciĆ³n 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.

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