Chimborazo Province
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Chimborazo Province
Province of Chimborazo
Chimborazo volcano
Flag of Chimborazo
Official seal of Chimborazo
Chimborazo Province in Ecuador
Chimborazo Province in Ecuador
Cantons of Chimborazo Province
Cantons of Chimborazo Province
Legal establishmentJune 25, 1826
List of cantons
  • Alausí
  • Chambo
  • Chunchi
  • Colta
  • Cumandá
  • Guamote
  • Guano
  • Pallatanga
  • Penipe
  • Riobamba
 o Provincial PrefectMariano Curicama (Pachakutik)
 o Total6,499.72 km2 (2,509.56 sq mi)
(2010 census)
 o Total458,581
 o Density71/km2 (180/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (ECT)
Vehicle registrationH
HDI (2017)0.718[1]
high · 16th

Chimborazo (Spanish pronunciation: [t?imbo'?aso]) is a province in the central Ecuadorian Andes. It is a home to a section of Sangay National Park. The capital is Riobamba. The province contains Chimborazo (6,267 m), Ecuador's highest mountain.


The province is divided into 10 cantons. The following table lists each with its population at the time of the 2001 census, its area in square kilometres (km²), and the name of the canton seat or capital.[2]

Canton Pop. (2001) Area (km²) Seat/Capital
Alausí 45,230 1,644 Alausí
Chambo 13,300 163 Chambo
Chunchi 12,860 273 Chunchi
Colta 45,130 829 Cajabamba
Cumandá 17,470 159 Cumandá
Guamote 57,110 1,216 Guamote
Guano 48,080 460 Guano
Pallatanga 12,270 377 Pallatanga
Penipe 6,980 370 Penipe
Riobamba 261,360 980 Riobamba

Town's in the province include Cacha.


Ethnic groups as of the Ecuadorian census of 2010:[3]

See also


  1. ^ Villalba, Juan. "Human Development Index in Ecuador". Scribd (in Spanish). Retrieved .
  2. ^ Cantons of Ecuador. Retrieved 4 November 2009.
  3. ^ [1]

External links

Coordinates: 1°40?S 78°39?W / 1.667°S 78.650°W / -1.667; -78.650

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