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South America » Ecuador June 21st 1986

June 21, 1986 *City official name :San Jacinto *Founded date : *Location :Manabi Province *Elavation :? ft (? m) *Area :Approximately ? square miles (? km²). *Facts :San Jacinto is about 13 km beyond Crucita, San Jacinto is a small fishing villages that started developing its tourist industry a few years ago and actually, it is frequently visited on weekends by Ecuadorians. The village has good sandy beaches to enjoy and many options for accommodation. ... read more
San Jacinto
San Jacinto
San Jacinto

South America » Ecuador » North » Otavalo October 15th 1985

October 15, 1985 *City official name :Otavalo *Founded date : *Location :Imbabura Province *Elavation :? ft (? m) *Area :Approximately ? square miles (? km²). *Facts :Otavalo is a largely indigenous town in Imbabura Province, Ecuador, well known for its Saturday market. The town, which is in a valley, is surrounded by the peaks of Imbabura, Cotacachi, and Mojanda volcanoes. The Indians of Otavalo are famous for the weaving of textiles, which has a 4000 year history. The town has an expansive market, and, although main market day is Saturday, in the Plaza del Poncho there are wares available for tourists throughout the week. There are several hotels in colonial buildings and a number of restaurants. As Otavalo is famous for its textiles, ma... read more
Otavalo
Otavalo
Otavalo

South America » Ecuador July 19th 1985

July 19, 1985 *City official name :Santo Domingo de los Colorados *Founded date : *Location :Pichincha Province *Elavation :? ft (? m) *Area :Approximately ? square miles (? km²). *Facts :Santo Domingo de Los Colorados is 129 km from Quito. Is the central route from the highlands to the coastline. Sto. Domingo has become a central banana and palm oil industry, though sugar plantations are also to be found in this valley province. The city itself is prone to flooding after torrential rains and not very attractive for travelers though you may find several reserves in the surrounding areas away from the city. The "Monumento al Colorado" statue west of the center of town personifies well the look and dress code of the Tsáchila people nicknamed... read more
Santo Domingo de Los Colorados
Santo Domingo de Los Colorados
Santo Domingo de Los Colorados

South America » Ecuador » Centre » Latacunga August 15th 1984

August 15, 1984 *City official name :Latacunga *Founded date : *Location :Cotopaxi Province *Elavation :? ft (? m) *Area :Approximately ? square miles (? km²). *Facts :Latacunga (2,850m) is the capital of the Cotopaxi Province, with some 55,000 inhabitants. This is not an invigorating town, but it is a good base point for some interesting excursions such as the Cotopaxi volcano. The city has been destroyed three times in the past by the Cotopaxi volcano. In 1,742; 1,768 and in 1877. The volcano's activity is zero at the moment and other eruptions are not expected for at least some decades more. In Latacunga the central plaza, Parque Vicente León, has beautiful well preserved gardens. Others similar to this one are Parque San Francisco and... read more
Latacunga, Cotopaxi - Ecuador
Latacunga, Cotopaxi - Ecuador
Latacunga - Quilotoa Lake

South America » Ecuador August 15th 1984

August 15, 1984 *City official name :Sangolqui *Founded date : *Location :Pichincha Province *Elavation :? ft (? m) *Area :Approximately ? square miles (? km²). *Facts :Sangolquí is the seat of the Rumiñahui canton in the province of Pichincha in northern Ecuador. Access to the city of Quito through the village of Tumbaco or through the "Autopista General Rumiñahui" (General Rumiñahui Highway). Currently has what will be the largest shopping center in Ecuador under construction (San Luis). ... read more
Sangolqui by Google
Sangolqui
Sangolqui

South America » Ecuador September 16th 1983

September 16, 1983 *City official name :Salinas *Founded date : *Location :Guayas Province *Elavation :0 ft (0 m) *Area :Approximately ? square miles (? km²). *Facts :Salinas (salt mine) got its name because salt used to be extracted from this region located on the Santa Elena peninsula, the furthest western point of Ecuador on the Pacific Ocean. ... read more
Salinas
Salinas
Salinas

South America » Ecuador August 8th 1983

August 8, 1983 *City official name :Tabacundo *Founded date : *Location :Pichincha Province *Elavation :0 ft (0 m) *Area :Approximately ? square miles (? km²). *Facts :Tabacundo is a small town north of Quito. Next to Tabacundo are The Lagunas de Mojanda. Essentially, there are two lakes, and smaller and one bigger one, located at almost 4000m (in the "paramo"). The place will offer a great view, a relaxing afternoon, and if you´re lucky you might just spot a condor! ... read more
Tabacundo
Tabacundo
Tabacundo

South America » Ecuador June 30th 1983

June 30, 1983 *City official name :Portoviejo *Founded date : *Location :Manabi Province *Elavation :0 ft (0 m) *Area :Approximately ? square miles (? km²). *Facts :It is also known as the City of the Real Tamarinds, because there was a time when the tamarind tree plantations grew so tall and lush that they became the pride of the city. Approximately there are 200,000 inhabitants. ... read more
Portoviejo
Portoviejo
Portoviejo

South America » Ecuador June 7th 1983

June 07, 1983 *City official name :Babahoyo *Founded date : *Location :Los Rios Province *Elavation :0 ft (0 m) *Area :Approximately ? square miles (? km²). *Facts :The population is approimately 85000. One feature to catch your eye will be the floating houses unique to the area. Another interesting sight is that of the house of Olmedo, a famous writer who penned the "Canto a Bolívar". One of Babahoyo’s more notable attractions is a natural spring known as the “Miraculous Waterfall”. Located roughly 35 km outside of Babahoyo, this cascading falls is said to have many medicinal properties. ... read more
Babahoyo
Babahoyo
Babahoyo

South America » Ecuador July 15th 1982

July 15, 1982 *City official name :Quevedo *Founded date : *Location :Los Rios Province *Elavation :0 ft (0 m) *Area :Approximately ? square miles (? km²). *Facts :The population is usually cited between 100,000 and 150,000. Quevedo is known for its prominent Chinese immigrant population and has even been called the "Chinatown of Ecuador". This gives it a distinct appearance and cultural feeling in relation to other Ecuadorian cities. ... read more
Quevedo
Quevedo
Quevedo




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