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Chimborazo Province - Ecuador

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Chimborazo Province

It is the heart of Ecuador, it is a town rich in traditions, folklore, music, dance, belief and medicine. It presents a privileged landscape, as it is guarded by three majestic snow-covered mountains, from which the land point closest to the sun stands out: the summit of Chimborazo. One of the attractions for travelers is the visit to the first church of Ecuador, in Balbanera, located in the Pampas of Colta. But the biggest attraction in southern Chimborazo is the 345 lagoons of the Sangay National Park. The best known is Ozogoche.

The province of Chimborazo, is a province of the Republic of Ecuador, located in the central area of ​​the Inter-Andean corridor. It is known as the "province of the high peaks", because there are several of the highest peaks in the country, such as El Carihuayrazo, El Altar, El Igualata, Tungurahua, Sangay, among others, which in some cases shared with other provinces.

In the western mountain range is the Chimborazo volcano, which gives its name to the province and with a height of 6,310 masl, is the largest elevation in the country. The province has an area close to 6,500 km² and has a total population of 509,352 inhabitants, being the ninth most populous province in Ecuador. The capital of the province is the city of Riobamba, one of the most important in the country, known as «La Sultana de los Andes», which is located in the center-north of the same, at an altitude of 2,750 meters above sea level.

Flora in the Province of Chimborazo

It is grown on a large scale: barley, beans, beans, corn, chochos, quinoa; tubers such as potatoes, goose and melloco; legumes such as cabbage, lettuce, cauliflower and broccoli; variety of fruit trees such as peach, pear, apricot, apple, quince, tomato, capulí, taxo, walnut and figs. Nopales abound that produce prickly pears and cacti that are very appetizing on the coast.

Fauna in the Province of Chimborazo

In the Quaternary era there were large mammals, whose remains have been found several times. There are currently tigrillos, black bears, various kinds of monkeys, mountain cat, parrots, parrots, parakeets, herons, deer, guinea pigs, rabbits and the most important, for their patriotic meaning and for being in danger of extinction, the Andean condor , whose flight takes a height of 600 to 700 meters over the highest mountains.

Economic development in the Province of Chimborazo

The province is an area of ​​great artisan culture and a sector of much tourism development. Handicrafts are highly developed, especially in the Guano Canton area, where wool, leather and textile manufactures are the main economic activities and therefore the wealth of this region. In Chimborazo, barley, corn, beans, wheat, cocoa, bananas, potatoes and some fruits are grown. In livestock farming, sheep, beef cattle, milk, and the industrialization of dairy products are developed. Regarding mining, Chimborazo has deposits of silver, copper, gold, marble, iron, limestone and sulfur. In the province there is also the presence of industries such as cement, ceramics, roofs, pipes, wood, among others.

Gastronomy in the Province of Chimborazo

Guano Canton: The gastronomy of the Guano canton is very varied and one of the reasons why people also visit it, and it is for tasting the culinary art delights that are prepared here.

Among the most popular dishes are the fry, the chorizo, the chicha huevona, the cholas, purple laundry with bread buses, very goodies, shampoos with muffins, guinea pig and roasted rabbit, gut mishqui (Chinchulines, among others.

 Most of the retail stores are located in the immediate vicinity of the Central Park, although they also exist in different neighborhoods and sectors of the canton.

Canton Chambo: A culinary custom rooted in the Andean highlands; the fry is the typical dish that is tasted in all the restaurants of the canton, other dishes are the potatoes with guinea pig, sesina (steak of dried meat in the sun), the morocho, machica, the sweet girl of jora, toasted, the yanito ( it is tasted in the communities and is a mixture of cooked grains such as: beans, mellocos, mote, geese, beans).

Riobamba Canton: Baked pork with mote and lettuce in vinegar juice, baked potatoes with pork, avocado slices, and Creole chili pepper. Or if you prefer accompany with toasted, ripe, rice.

Chochos Ceviche: Make a salad with onion, tomato salt, lemon, oil, coriander, leather. Release the chochos in the salad shortly before serving. It can accompany with a portion of toast.
Tortillas with Caucara: potatoes are mashed as if only puree more consistent, apart the meat is parboiled with dressings and a little water, served with avocado and salad.

Tortillas with Caucara: potatoes are mashed as if only puree more consistent, apart the meat is parboiled with dressings and a little water, served with avocado and salad.

Guava Dulce: It is like a jelly but curd, which mixes the juice of the guava with sugar or granulated panela in the 50-50 weight ratio, which is then concentrated by evaporation under vacuum.

Milk delicacy: In a pot we boil the milk with sugar and vanilla essence until it thickens, chill and beat for 2 hours, the dough is placed in a box covered with paper dispatch, let dry and cut into bars.

Potatoes with guinea pig: After being roasted to taste it, it is accompanied with sewn potatoes, peanut sauce and lettuce salad.

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Chimborazo Volcano in the Province of Chimborazo

In the Western Cordillera, the majestic and imposing snowy Chimborazo with its 6,310 meters above sea level rises, with its perpetual snow-capped peak it is the main attraction of the province of Chimborazo, national and foreign tourists marvel at the Andean landscapes that the contact with the camelids in the area offer the best portraits.

Ozogoche Lagoons in the Province of Chimborazo

The Ozogoche lake complex composed of 45 lagoons, is located in the Sangay National Park, is known for one of the most amazing phenomena in the natural world, since every year during the month of September and until mid-October , thousands of birds (cuvivíes) from the United States commit suicide by immersing themselves in the cold waters of the lagoons.
To pay tribute to the suicide birds, the farmers of the sector offer a festival of traditional music, dance, theater and exhibition of handicrafts. For nature lovers, this wonderful lake complex surrounded by the brightness of the mountains offers tranquility and peace.

Guano Canton in the Province of Chimborazo

For the hard work of its people, Guano is known as the "Artisan Capital of the Country" offers the best carpets of international fame. It is the seat of millenary cultures, several archaeologists and researchers have found traces of thousands of years ago that perish show that Tuncahuán cultures settled here.

Nose of the Devil in the Province of Chimborazo

Located at 2,346 meters above sea level, it is part of the charming and recovered train route, the majestic railway line that leads to this sector reveals the important engineering work unique in the world for its extraordinary zig-zag design which reaches a height of 1,900 masl.

Atillo Lagoon in the Province of Chimborazo

At 90 km from the city of Riobamba, in the Cebadas parish of the Guamote canton, the Atillo lagoon is located, whose characteristic is an island north of the water mirror full of flora and fauna of the area, Ideal for lovers of sport fishing and contact with nature.

Balbanera Church  in the Province of Chimborazo

The oldest Catholic temple in Ecuador, inaugurated on August 15, 1,534. In its colonial construction style the stone facade is highlighted, with a beautiful view of the snowy Chimborazo, in this historic temple the Virgin Mary Natividad de Balbanera is venerated.

Colta Lagoon in the Province of Chimborazo

Known in Kichwa as "Kulta Kucha" which means "Laguna de Pato", it is a beautiful lagoon with easy access, crossed by the Pan-American Highway and the recovered railway line. The elongated water mirror surrounded by lush vegetation where the tortora predominates and next to the splendor of the snowy Chimborazo offers tourists a wonderful landscape.

Cathedral Church in the Province of Chimborazo

One of the most important historical icons of the city of Riobamba is the Cathedral, whose facade was rescued from the rubble of the old Riobamba destroyed in the 1797 earthquake. It is characterized by its construction in white calcareous stone, it contains reliefs where aboriginal and Spanish expressions are highlighted.

Nevado El Altar in the Province of Chimborazo

It is an already extinct volcano, the most beautiful of the snow-capped mountains due to its extraordinary shape finished in peaks, is located in the Eastern Andes mountain range within the Sangay National Park.
The highest peak of the Altar is the "Bishop" whose height ranges from 5,310 meters above sea level, the best known peaks are: "The Tabernacle", The Canon, "The Great Nun", "The Little Nun", "The Friars" and the "Acolyte."
The glaciers of the altars form magical lagoons, among the most important we have: the Yellow, Blue, Green, Painted among others.

Guayllabamba or Aguallanchi hot springs in the Province of Chimborazo

To 7 km. from the canton of Chambo province of Chimborazo at an altitude of 3,400 meters above sea level, the slope of thermal waters of volcanic origin is located, known for its healing power since many claim to have felt relief in muscle and bone ailments.
The natural beauty of the landscape contemplates an abundant and varied vegetation typical of the area and is complemented by the Timbul River that crosses the side of the slope.

Punín Paleontological Cemetery in the Province of Chimborazo

To 12km. south of the city of Riobamba on the road to Macas in the Punín parish is the cemetery, a site recognized for its archaeological remains, here fossilized remains of Pleistocene animals were found, similarly, in the same sector by the Quebrada de Chalán human remains were found dating from approximately 8 thousand years a. C.

Museo de la Concepción in the Province of Chimborazo

The majority of objects that are part of the Museo de la Concepción are religious figures from the colonial era, this heritage shows a wide range of sculptures, canvases, silver objects and goldsmiths from the 17th and 18th centuries , among which are the custodians, copones and various ornamental elements from the old towns of Cajabamba and Cicalpa.



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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

El Tingo hot springs in Quito Ecuador

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Galapagos Islands

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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.