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It is also known as “the province of high peaks”, because in this place we find the Chimborazo volcano, the highest snow in Ecuador (6,310msnm), of impressive majesty and beauty. In addition, the Quilimas peak (4,919m) and the snowy Altar (5,320m), of particular beauty for its forms.
The province is bathed by two hydrographic networks of great importance. On one side is the Chanchán river, south of the province, which receives the waters of the Chunchi, Guasuntos rivers, Sibambe and Zula, and flows into the Chimbo River. On the other hand, the Chambo River, which runs along the Province from south to north, feeds on the Blanco, Chibunga, Guamote, Pulucate, San rivers Juan and Sicalpa, and joins the Patate to form Pastaza.
The hydrography of the province is complemented by two important lake complexes: Ozogoche, formed by several lagoons that give rise to the Chambo river, and Atillo in the canton Guamote Another lagoon of importance is that of Colta, which is characterized by having abundant Totora vegetation.
The Province of Chimborazo is administratively divided into 10 cantons: Alausí, Colta, Cumandá, Chambo, Chunchi, Guamote, Guano, Pallatanga, Penipe and Riobamba. 61 parishes 45 rural and 16 urban.
The population is mainly engaged in agriculture; due to the diversity of climates, in this There is a great variety of products in the province, such as cereals and legumes, being Main products corn, barley, potatoes, wheat, sweet peas, lentils, red onion, garlic, tender bean, quinoa, chocho and melloco, of cold and temperate climate. In the subtropic occurs: Coffee, cocoa, cassava, banana, sugar cane and fruits, mainly citrus.
Other activities of the economy of the province are: livestock, deposits of silver, copper, gold, marble, iron, limestone and sulfur, crafts, beekeeping, tile manufacturing and bricks.
The various ecological floors that the province has range from the moors to the area of subtropical, in Cumandá they give rise to climates that go from the temperate of the valleys to the icy high mountain, going through the cold of levels that reach 3,000 meters of height. The average temperature is 13 ° C
Learn more about the history of our beautiful Province …
SHIELD: On July 14, 1960, the Ordinance that formalized the Coat of Arms of the Province of Chimborazo was issued and on October 27, 1994 the reform entered into force.
FLAG: The colors of the Province of Chimborazo will be Blue and Red, divided into two equal horizontal stripes, Red occupying first place.
Cantons of the Province of Chimborazo
The Province of Chimborazo is administratively divided into 10 cantons: Alausí, Colta, Cumandá, Chambo, Chunchi, Guamote, Guano, Pallatanga, Penipe, Riobamba, and 61 parishes; 45 rural and 16 urban.