The province of Chimborazo is named after the
highest Ecuadorian mountain (20.702 feet above sea level) make it an ideal place for mountaineering.
The capital is Riobamba. he
province is also rich in history, traditions, handicrafts and
natural beauty with many lakes and distinctive paramo vegetation.
The average temperature is 13 degrees centigrade and it’s on the
southern route through the highlands.
This province is only 50 miles North of Quito on
the Pan-American Highway. The indigenous Otavalian tribe of Imbabura
Province speaks their own Quichua language. The Otavalian vendors
and craftspeople speak enough Spanish and English phrases to be able
to barter with their clients in the marketplaces. The Pan
American Highway is a two-lane road which connects the major towns
and most of the villages in Imbabura Province.
Loja is a province in south of Ecuador on border
with Peru, in Sierra region, The capital is Loja. Loja is most
well known the Virgen del Cisne religious festivals it organizes,
which attract pilgrims from all over the country and from abroad, as
well. Loja also has popular tourist attractions, the most well known
being Vilcabamba Valley, famous for the longevity of the locals,
most of whom live to the age of 100.
The Pichincha province is named after the
mountain. Its most important cantones in addition to
Quito are Cayambe, Mejía, Pedro Moncayo, Rumiñahui, Santo Domingo, San Miguel
de los Bancos and Pedro Vicente Maldonado. The Andes mountains make
the eastern part of the province a highly mountainous one, while the
western part is quite coastal. Although Mount Pichincha is more
dominating, Cayambe is taller, at 5,790 metres. Several rivers flow
through the province to the Pacific Ocean: The Guayllabamba, Blanco,
Pita, Pisque and San Pedro. Quito city, the Ecuador's capital
is located in this province.
Tungurahua is a province in central Ecuador in
Sierra region. With its temperate, wet, and cool climate, this
province is known for its towering peaks, its Carnival festivities
and its fruit and flower production in the
Ambato city. Handmade
leather goods are another one of its riches.
The active Tungurahua volcano is located
in this province in the canton of Baños. continues...