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Cañar Province - Ecuador

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Cañar Province

The province of Cañar is the archeological capital of Ecuador, it has all the archeological wealth more important than the country and the province conserves the "Ingapirca Castle". This existed before the arrival of the Incas and faced Spanish rule. On January 26, 2001, he got the name of "Archaeological Capital of Ecuador." Its main site is the archaeological complex of Ingapirca, which has become the center of attraction for students of history and tourists.

Cañar is one of the 24 provinces that make up the Republic of Ecuador. It is located in the south of the country, in the geographical region known as sierra. It has an area of ​​3,908 km² and a population of 225,184 inhabitants. It is one of the oldest provinces in Ecuador, created in 1825 under the government of Ignacio de Veintimilla. The city of Azogues is the provincial capital. Cañar belongs to the region also covered by the provinces of Morona Santiago and Azuay. The province stands out as one of the most important tourist sites in the country, highlighting among others the Ingapirca Fortress, the Culebrillas Lagoon and the city of Azogues.

Cañar Province Demography

The city of Azogues according to the 2010 census is not the most populous city in the province, that title is carried by the coastal city of La Troncal that according to the 2010 census, had 35,259 inhabitants in urban areas while Azogues had in the urban area 33,848 . However, because Azogues is part of the conurbation of Cuenca-Azogues, it is considered much of the metropolitan area of ​​Cuenca that is 37 km away. The Province of Cañar, together with the provinces of Los Ríos, Santa Elena Galapagos and Manabí, is one of the few in which its capital is not the most populous city.

Climate Province of Cañar

Its climatic floors are established in the same way as in the other mountain provinces, that is, Páramo climate in the high plateaus; humid and semi-humid mesothermic to the interior of the province and tropical monsoon in the lower parts of the western foothills.

Hydrography Province of Cañar

The relief is mountainous and occupies for the most part the Cañar pit, which is enclosed by the massifs of the Azuay knot and curiquingue-Buerán, without being limited to the eastern mountain range due to the presence of the Cancay mountains, Buerán and the hills of Melobog. Some elevations in the region are: Coronado (4,518 m), Cerro Molobog rande (3,838 m). Its hydrographic system is structured by a series of rivers such as the Molobog, Chicales, Tigsa and Mazar, irrigating large areas, which facilitates agricultural production.

Flora Province of Cañar

Regarding the flora we find plant species such as: chachaco, sarar, cedar, cedrillo, alder, romerillo, cascarilla, pumamaqui, zhiripe, cecropia, caimito, colca, tarqui, lamay, guabsay, myrtle, pine, cypress, eucalyptus, among others; medicinal plants such as galuay (gañal) and anise. Among the native plants that stand out are bromeliads, orchids and epiphytes.

Fauna Province of Cañar

The Protective Forest Doubts Mazar Bajo, is home to some 15 species of mammals, the most prominent being the tapir, the bear, the pajonal cat, the puma and the deer. In the rivers there is the rainbow trout and the native species called preñadilla. Rainbow trout is well known, it is said to be the species that displaced the prewl from the waters, a native species that is now almost impossible to find.

Orography Province of Cañar

The Canton Cañar, located in the highlands of the Andes Mountains, has a rugged topography, presenting elevations of different height throughout its geography as the Buerán with a height above sea level of 3,806.00 m; the Molobog, with 3,490.00 m.s.n.m .; Huirapungo with 3,163 m.a.s.l. The mountain ranges of Chichil, the hill of Cutuhuay and Bulobulo in Suscal.
The mountain ranges of Puruvin, Malal and Caucay in the parish of Gualleturo. Additionally, the vast extension of the canton makes it have limits with the province of Guayas in the western part, so that from the Andes mountain range it goes down to the plains of the coast, practically, at sea level in the parishes of Chontamarca and Ventura, San Antonio and General Morales.

Economic development Cañar Province

In the agricultural aspect there is a variety of crops such as wheat, barley, potatoes, vegetables, legumes, vegetables and grassland areas in temperate zones; In the warm sectors coffee, rice, sugar cane, bananas and various tropical fruits are produced. In forested areas you can find species such as cedar, laurel, stick stick and ishpingo. Livestock has its greatest importance in raising cattle, which allows a good production of milk and meat.

Small industry and manufacturing is considered a valuable source of economic income, mainly in the food, footwear, textile and wooden furniture branches. It is necessary to mention the Cement Guapán factory and Ingenio Aztra as supports of the provincial and national economy. In the mining area there are little exploited deposits of kaolin, clay, bentonite and coal, in places near the city of Azogues.

Tourist Places in the Province of Cañar

Ruins of Ingapirca: It is an authentically uncharacteristic construction, made at the beginning of the 16th century of our era, having been able to be an observatory of the sun and the moon shortly before the arrival of the Spaniards in that area. The set of archaeological remains of Ingapirca is registered by the outside world at least since the mid-eighteenth century, although there are references to the place where these buildings are located - Cañar Valley - since the sixteenth century, when it was known as the province of Hatun Cañar (Quichua: Hatun Kañar), which means "the big place of the Cañar".

Biblián: Here is the famous Shrine of the Grotto of the Virgen del Rocío, of surprising beauty. The cathedral carved into the rock is built on top of a hill with uneven slopes.

The Tambo: It owes its name to the fact that in the Inca era "Tambos" was called the resting or stopping places on long trips to somewhere. It is a small town that has a well restored church, with several pieces of religious art.

Déleg: It is the oldest parish, and the beautiful bell tower of its church corresponds to the colonial era.

Abuga: It shows gallardo and important in pyramidal form, it is the emblematic mountain of the origin of the Canaris.

Cerro Cojitambo: Strategic site where the entire region is dominated, there are archaeological remains of what could have been a Pucará Cañari Inka.

Yanayacu Spa: It is very attractive for tourists for its healthy waters.

Cemetery of the Cañaris: In the vicinity of Cañar is a place known as Cerro Narrio, former cemetery of the Cañaris.

Laguna de Culebrillas: The landscape surrounding the lagoon will surprise you. about 500 meters from the lagoon is the Tambo de Paredones.

Typical Meals Province of Cañar

Cascaritas de Chancho (Azogues): This traditional dish of the sector is desired by its own and strangers and consists of browning the animal's leather, slicing it with a knife and serving it with mote, salt and chili to taste.

Potatoes with guinea pig (Cañar): This is a traditional Cañar dish. It consists of cooked potatoes, dipped in peanuts and roasted guinea pig. It is served accompanied by mote and chili pepper.

Chiviles (Suscal): they are made of cornmeal, with cheese filling, wrapped in huicundo leaves and cooked in clay pots, which according to their inhabitants are what give the typical flavor of the place.

Fry: In a pan, place the fat first and then the meat with the dressings. When you see that just lack of browning put the potatoes and the ripe ones so that they get flavor. Accompany with nickname.





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Ecuador country of 4 worlds, in one place...!

Ecuador, officially called the Republic of Ecuador, is a sovereign country located in the northwestern region of South America. Bordered on the North by Colombia, Northwest with Peru, to the South and to the East with the Peru. The Pacific Ocean bathes the western coast, and separates it from the Galapagos Islands located thousand kilometers to the West.

Soo close Quito the capital of the Andes, stands the Cotopaxi, the highest active volcano in the world. It is currently one of the most traditional and culturally better preserved on the planet, it has 5 nominations for the Cultural heritage of humankind, two natural heritage of humanity and over 20 candidates for other commemorations of the Unesco .

History of the Ecuador

The first human settlements in Ecuadorian territory date back to 12 000 to.C., subsequently developed several pre-Columbian peoples. After the definitive independence from Spanish rule, part of the territory joined quickly the Gran Colombia, while the coastal territory remained independent until the annexation by manu militari by Simón Bolívar. In 1830 the Colombian territories of the South seceded and created the Ecuadorian nation.In 1979, the country returned to democratic system, although political instability between 1996 to 2006 led the country into an economic, political and social crisis, resulting in the dollarization of its economy and toppled three Presidents before the end of its mandate.

The Ecuador culture

Rag dolls representing the indigenous culture of Ecuador is a multi-ethnic and multicultural nation.It should consider the ethnic and regional diversity of Ecuador to analyze their culture. Ethnically it is marked by the presence of mestizos and indigenous, Afro-Ecuadorian, white; as well as regions such as the coast, the sierra, the East and the insular region, all of them with very rich specificities.

The Ecuador climate

The country has a tropical and humid climate, the air quality is very good by the presence of large natural forests, national parks, and the Amazon rainforest.

Geography of the Ecuador

Ecuador is located on the terrestrial Equator by which its territory is located in both hemispheres.The country has an area of 283,561 square kilometers. It is divided into four natural regions (La Costa, Sierra, the Amazon and the Insular region or Galapagos), in turn is divided administratively into 24 provinces.
In the Pacific coast are the provinces of Esmeraldas, Manabi, Los Rios, Guayas, Santa Elena and El Oro.In the Andes, in the North and central are Carchi, Imbabura, Pichincha, Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas, Cotopaxi, Tungurahua and Chimborazo, in the South are Bolivar, Cañar, Azuay and Loja.In the Amazon, on the other hand are succumbing, Napo, Pastaza, Orellana, Morona Santiago and Zamora Chinchipe and in the island, the Galapagos Islands, made up of 13 main islands region.

The Ecuador economy

Ecuador is a major exporter of bananas (first place worldwide in its production and export), flowers, and the eighth World producer of cocoa.Petroleum accounts for 40% of exports and contributes to maintaining a positive trade balance.

Festivals in the Ecuador

  • Easter, many of the provinces celebrated on this date, with regional events.
  • November 2, the Difuntos.
  • 25 of December day, they celebrate Christmas, sharing in family.
  • 331 December, farewell of the year.

Regions natural of the Ecuador

Amazon rainforest, Andes mountains, Costa and the Galapagos Islands.

Ecuador national parks

Parque Nacional Yasuní, Cotopaxi, Sangay National Park, National Park Podocarpus, El Cajas National Park, National Park Machalilla National Park.

Languages spoken in Ecuador

Ecuador speaks the Spanish throughout the territory, also Quechua indigenous populations of the Sierra and the Amazon, but as it is a country with a tourist infrastructure in development, can be guides in several languages; It is possible to speak in English at the points of attention to tourists called "iTur"; created by the Ministry of tourism also in airports, Bus Terminal, municipalities and others find information points.

Shopping in Ecuador

We recommend going to the handicrafts market of Otavalo, located about 2 hours (120 km) of Quito city, there you can get variety of souvenirs and handicrafts that are found in the rest of the Andean region.And don't forget Cotacachi, a town with cute works in leather of high quality.
In the city of Cuenca also can be purchased pottery, textiles, jewelry, crafts in toquilla straw, wrought iron, etc.

Food typical of the Ecuador

Ecuador has a variety of typical food, in each of the natural regions, such as Costa, Sierra and East have their own typical food, in the East can eat a Chontacuro (worms grilled on skewer), in the Sierra you can eat a delicious "fry pork", a hornado, llapingachos, the Guinea pig, the classic "sing" in Cuenca, and a fish coconut coast, prieta salt, green bolon or ceviche de concha and many more dishes.In Manabi most importantly the food is tanning with lemon and fresh fish.

  • Pope locro, is a stew with squash, beans, corn or potatoes.
  • Roast Cuy or Guinea.
  • Cebiche or ceviche, this dish is very consumed in the coastal area.
  • Encebollado, is a stew of fish containing Yucca and pickled red onions.
  • Cuy or Guinea pig, is usually roasted.
  • Bolón de pescado
  • Bolón, is based green bananas broiled or fried previously.
  • Fritada is another delicious dish of Ecuador.Not be left confused by the name, is not a dish of fried meat.The meat of pig or pork is cooked in plenty of water and orange juice with cumin, garlic, onion, salt and pepper until the water has been consumed to be completed. Then the meat begins to Brown in its own fat. Also is it accompanied by mote (boiled maize).

Drinks and fun in Ecuador

There are many clubs and bars in constant renewal in the country.

  • A reference point for nightlife is Montañita where Sun, surf, beach and joy.
  • In Guayaquil, there are bars and clubs for all tastes.
  • In Quito, the area of fun, dancing, alcohol is known as the Mariscal. Current law restricts the opening of bars and nightclubs on holidays; the days Friday and Saturday until 2:00 am, on Sunday the sale of alcoholic beverages is limited.

Lodging in Ecuador

Ecuador has a good hotel infrastructure for all kinds of tourists, from Hostels up to Super exclusive luxury hotels such as the Hilton Hotel Oro Verde, Sheraton, Wyndham, Unipark, among others. All this is thanks to the good tourist development that has had the country in recent years.
If you need more information about where to stay, we recommend you to enter this link: Lodging in Ecuador and review the tourism infrastructure that exists in all of the Ecuador.

Tourism in Ecuador

Ecuador lies within the countries more diverse in its ecosystem and for this reason National Geographic categorized it within the top 10 tourist destinations in adventure.

Cultural in Ecuador tourist attractions

Historic center of Quito, Mitad del Mundo, Ingapirca ruins, historic centre of Cuenca, Latacunga, and much more.Come and visit Ecuador!

Natural tourist attractions in Ecuador

Galapagos Islands, National Park Yasuní, National Park El Cajas National Park Sangay, Parque nacional Podocarpus, Vilcabamba, bathrooms.
Glaciers and volcanoes: Antisana, Cayambe, Chimborazo, Cotopaxi, Chimborazo Illinizas.El is the volcano and highest mountain of Ecuador, is the farthest from the center of the Earth, and «the point closest to the Sun». Its last known eruption is believed that you occurred around the 550 dC.
Beaches: Crucita, Atacames, Bahía de Caráquez, Esmeraldas, Manta, Salinas, Montañita

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Galapagos Islands are worldwide known for their wide biodiversity and for being the point from where Charles Darwin developed the theory of evolution.We present you 5 facts that perhaps you didn't know about the Enchanted Islands.

The term "Enchanted islands" first appeared on a map in 1589.Sailors nicknamed thus to the Galapagos Islands, by referring to these "appeared and disappeared", since due to the sea currents strong, access to the Islands was limited at certain times of the year. The nickname transcended over the years and today is still saying that the Islands are "delighted", but referring now to the great biodiversity of flora and fauna.

The Galapagos marine iguana, is the only species of reptile in the world that has managed to adapt to life under water.

The Islands are named for the giant tortoises that live there (the Galapagos word meaning turtle). This species can reach up to 16 hours a day to sleep and mainly feeds on cacti that grow there.

In keeping with the turtles, originally there were 15 species of giant tortoises in the Galapagos, unfortunately 5 of them are completely extinct, so there are only 10. The main threat of the turtles is the human being, who for years has been dedicated to hunting them for their meat and oil.

The Galapagos Islands were part of the second world war! During this war, the Government of Ecuador allowed the United States Government build a runway with strategic aims in the Islands.When the war ended, the Americans abandoned the place. That track currently serves as the main airport of the Islands, which welcomes the year thousands of passengers.