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Zamora Chinchipe Province

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Zamora Chinchipe Province

The province of Zamora Chinchipe is located in the southern part of the Ecuadorian Amazon Region, the capital of the province is Zamora. Its territory is very irregular because in this area the Western and Eastern mountain ranges are narrowed and confused with the Condor mountain range. The most important rivers are the Zamora river, which originates in the province of Loja and constitutes an excellent means of communication between the towns of the region, the Nangaritza, Jíbaro Numbala, among others. The province of Zamora Chinchipe, for its administration, is divided into eight cantons, the Sentinel of the Condor, Chinchipe, Nangaritza, Palanda, El Pangui, Yacuambi, Yanzatza, Zamora.

It has nine urban parishes and twenty-two rural ones. The province of Zamora Chinchipe formed a single Province with Morona Santiago under the name of Santiago Zamora. In the year of 1953 by decree it was divided into two provinces. The population of Zamora Chinchipe, is made up of indigenous groups, such as the Shuaras, who have preserved their culture through the ages, just like the other eastern towns. Its variety in the flora and fauna of beautiful and rare species is complemented by scenarios full of streams, waterfalls, rivers and paths made by human hands.

Climate Province Zamora Chinchipe

The average temperature does not exceed 22 degrees, it is a region that supports the maximum rainfall in relation to the rest of the country, more than the constant humidity that for some months is above 90%. Wet and semi - wet. Its average temperature ranges between 18º C and 22º C.

Flora Province Zamora Chinchipe

A multicolored contrast provides the vegetation cover, characterized by lichens, mosses, bromeliads, orchids, lianas, herbs, shrubs and trees. There are endemic and native plants, an infinite number of uses are given to them by the surrounding local inhabitants, the following stand out: romerillo, cascarilla, aguacatillo, myrtle, elderberry, cedar, pumamaqui, tree fern, wild orange, tree tomato.

Fauna Province Zamora Chinchipe

Mammals surprise in a journey through this territory marked by adventure, the visitor will find a varied group of butterflies, without worrying about insects, amphibians, reptiles, which are in abundance and at dawn the trill of birds make the charm and the magic of the forest; The spectacled bear, Danta, American Lion, Deer, Padú, Opossum, Marsupial Mouse, Polynivorous Bat, Andean Toucan, Peña Gallito, Tangaras, White Neck Parrot stand out.

Hydrography Zamora Chinchipe Province

The main rivers are the Zamora that comes from Loja through the eastern mountain range of the Andes, receives water from the central slopes of the central mountain range, the Malanga and Shincata moors, and the Yacuambi and Indanza rivers, the Nangaritza that goes to the north receiving the waters of the Sabanilla; there are also Chinchipe and Jambue. Palanda, Jíbaro and Isimanchi pour in the southern part; on the right is the Canchis, which serves as the limit with Peru.

Orography Province Zamora Chinchipe

The orographic relief of the province of Zamora Chinchipe is rugged, since the Eastern and Western Andes mountain range narrows forming nodes and branches that extend to this province; To the East is the Condor mountain range or Third mountain range in the Amazon region. In the northern part are the foothills and the Yacuambí Valley, which emerge from the Chuchumbleza mountain range; To the south are the foothills of Condorcillo, Chivato and the Tigre and Jimbilla rivers. In the southern part are the foothills of Zamora, Paredones, Numbala, Caluma and El Vergel. These foothills give rise to the main rivers of the province that run from north to south or vice versa, and from east to south along the flanks of the Condor mountain range.

Economic activity Zamora Chinchipe Province

The population is especially dedicated to agriculture, livestock, wood industry, liquor, fish, ranícola and panela; trade, coffee, cocoa, bananas, fruits, corn and gold are mostly products that are marketed with Loja Province, Cuenca, Guayaquil and Peru.

Gastronomy Province Zamora Chinchipe

Frog legs (Zamora): They are traditional are breaded, fried, grilled or garlic. They are served with rice, patacones, french fries and salad. Some make, even, cebiche, sancocho or frog noodle.

The exquisite begonia (Yacuambi): whose flowers after boiling give the characteristic red color and the peculiar aroma and chicha de jora (Fermented corn).

Ayampaco de Pescado (Zamora): Ingredients: Chicken meat, beef, pork, fish or pork or beef visors, then wrapped in vijao leaves and grilled. It is served with cassava, banana, papachina and salad.

Fried Tilapia: Served with rice, tilapia, patacones and a good salad. Tilapia is a low-fat meat in addition to containing protein, vitamin B, calcium and phosphorus.

Tourist Attractions Zamora Chinchipe Province

THE WORLD'S LARGEST WATCH

It is built in the urban area of ​​the city of Zamora, a place conducive to develop cultural activities such as: exhibitions, etc. The hands were constructed with selected metals according to their properties through the exclusive software for this purpose. The stainless steel used in the machines contains chromium, nickel and other alloy elements, that is, it is a stainless steel that is resistant to the environment.

Although nature is the symbol of the province of Zamora, it is located on the hill "el tejar" and occupies an area of ​​1600 m2 of adequate slope adequate with a geogrid to prevent surface erosion, the length of the minute hand It is 14.67m and has a weight of 375 kg, while the horero has a length of 11.07m and a weight of 325 kg.

BOMBUSCARO RIVER

Its name comes from the Wampushkar shuar which means “clear waters”, it is known because in the forests that surround it there is a diversity of endemic birds.

Suitable place for recreation, environmental education and hiking; because it has suspension bridges and trails. According to legend, who bathes in the crystalline waters of Bombuscaro, can never forget Zamora and will stay or return to this beautiful land.

PODOCARPUS NATIONAL PARK (PNP)

Located between the provinces of Zamora Chinchipe and Loja, its name comes from Romerillo or Podocarpus, the only conifer native to Ecuador, a species of trees that form small forests in the foothills of the mountain range. The temperature in the high zone ranges between 8 and 15 ° C and in the low zone it is 20 ° or more temperate and permanently humid

As for its birdlife, this area stands out as one of the richest in the world, there have been more than 630 species, which represent about 40% of the birds that exist in Ecuador, species such as the umbrella bird are found , the cock of the rock, parrots, hummingbirds, toucans and thongs.

BONBUSCARO RIVER

Its name comes from the Wampushkar shuar which means “clear waters”, it is known because in the forests that surround it there is a diversity of endemic birds.

Suitable place for recreation, environmental education and hiking; because it has suspension bridges and trails. According to legend, who bathes in the crystalline waters of Bombuscaro, can never forget Zamora and will stay or return to this beautiful land.

ZAMORA LINEAR PARK

Located in the urban area of ​​the city of Zamora, on the right bank of the Zamora river. Site conducive to develop cultural activities such as: exhibitions, plays, music concerts.

WATERFALL WEDDING VELO

Only 20 km from the city of Zamora on the road to Loja, is the waterfall "Velo de Novia", named in this way because its falls and water color generate a similarity with a wedding veil; It is also known as "The Fast", for the speed of the fall of its waters that arise from the foothills of the Podocarpus National Park.

This waterfall, due to the breadth it has and the space it occupies on the road, is considered a stage and a mandatory stop for all who pass through the place.

Source:

  1. https://www.ecured.cu/Provincia_de_Zamora_Chinchipe_(Ecuador)
  2. http://www.gobernacionzamora.gob.ec/canton-zamora/

Images:

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