It is a canton of the Province of Los Ríos, Ecuador. Its cantonal head is the city of Catarama.
Urdaneta has a territorial extension of 290 square kilometers. It limits to the north with the Canton Windows; to the south with Babahoyo; to the east the Province of Bolívar and to the west with Puebloviejo. The cantonization of Urdaneta was in the year 1913 in the second government of General Leónidas Plaza Gutiérrez. Its main river is the Zapotal or Caracol, the same that during the journey, through the canton, takes the name of Catarama. This canton in production highlights cocoa, coffee, bananas, sugar cane, cotton, wood, tropical fruits and short cycle products. The typical costume of the women of our canton is a dress with low-cut flights, flared skirt with wagons in the waistband, in which it has painted the products that are produced in the fertile lands of our Canton, this dress is complemented with a large flower That adorns her hair. Gentlemen wear beige shirt with long sleeves and a belt at the waist and wide pants in the same fabric; on their head they wear a straw hat and even on the side of their waist a machete with their respective sheath, a suit that represents the montubio of our Canton.
Canton Urdaneta relief
The landscape or relief of the Urdaneta Canton, is adorned mainly by rivers and hills, where the flora and fauna captivate with its beauty and splendor to those who, admired contemplate its delicate natural balance.
Climate Canton Urdaneta
The average temperature ranges between 22 and 33 degrees Celsius. In summer, from June to November, the weather is dry and the temperature is cool. Winter, from December to July, is very rainy and hot.
Hydrography Canton Urdaneta
The river network of this province is extensive; the rivers are born in the western mountain range of the Andes, the main one is the Babahoyo with its tributaries San Pablo and Caracol; It also receives the waters of the Puebloviejo, Vinces, Zapotal and Yaguachi rivers, with which it joins the Daule and forms the Guayas.
Economic development Canton Urdaneta
Urdaneta as an agricultural canton highlights the production of the following resources: Cocoa, coffee, banana, rice, fisheries and livestock. Agricultural products for export and for the supply of the domestic market such as corn, beans, cocoa, coffee, bananas, sorghum and soybeans, among others.
Typical Meals Urdaneta Canton
Creole chicken broth, stick meat, green tortillas, cassava tortillas, corn tortillas, steamed rice and roasted meat (Gallo Pinto), leg broth, papi chicken, chuzos, and the traditional onions and fish ceviches and shrimp.
Tourist Attractions Canton Urdaneta
The beaches of the El Salto estate and those of the Seco river.
The Cachan hill and its curious structure.
The estuary of Dimas.
The landscape, crops and rivers are an attraction for tourists.
La Virginia farm house.
Pedro Vicente Maldonado Biological Station in the Jauneche reserve.