Milagro, Ecuador

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Naranjjito
City
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Milagro City Church
Milagro City Church
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Nickname(s): Tropical Garden in Ecuador (Jardin Tropical del Ecuador)
Motto: Milagro is changing (Milagro esta cambiando)
Naranjjito is located in Ecuador
Naranjjito
Naranjjito
Location in Ecuador
Coordinates: 02°08′05″S 79°35′14″W / 2.13472°S 79.58722°W / -2.13472; -79.58722Coordinates: 02°08′05″S 79°35′14″W / 2.13472°S 79.58722°W / -2.13472; -79.58722
Country Ecuador
Province Guayas
Canton Milagro
Founded December 15, 1786
Government
 • Mayor Francisco Asan Wonsang
Area
 • Total 31.00 km2 (11.97 sq mi)
Elevation 12 m (39 ft)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 33,508
 • Density 1,100/km2 (2,800/sq mi)
Time zone ECT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) (+593) 04
Demonym milagreño, -a

Milagro (Spanish for miracle) is a city located in Guayas, Ecuador. It is the seat of Milagro Canton.

Milagro is the second largest city in the province of Guayas. As of the census of 2007, there were 180,103 people residing within the canton limits. Milagro is known for its impressive progress in agriculture, industry and commerce. Sugar cane and pineapples are the most important crop.

History of the name[edit]

The name Milagro is derived from a legend. The story goes that in 1784, a man called Miguel de Salcedo arrived to the farm that is now Milagro, which in that time was part of Yaguachi.

His wife got sick and he started to look for a cure, but he couldn't find anything. One day a local Indian came to him and gave him a bunch of leaves and said that they will heal the woman. Miguel de Salcedo, as desperate as he was, gave those leaves to his wife hoping that they work out and they did. However, Miguel de Salcedo did not think that the leaves saved his wife, instead he thought that San Francisco de Asís had saved his wife. Everybody thought that it was a "miracle" (milagro), and from that day that land started to be called Milagro.

Progress of Milagro[edit]

Milagro has been improving its infrastructure and getting better these last years. With the opening of a shopping center (El Paseo Shopping Milagro), cinema theaters, and the regeneration of the downtown, Milagro has now a new face that gives pride to the citizens of this location. The tourism is greater than before. One attractive place that has this city is Jerusalem, located at the bottom of the river Chimbo. But for most of the tourists, its main attraction is the Ingenio Valdez, which is the pride of Milagreños. This city provides hotel infrastructure, homes and nightclubs, social clubs and public and private sport courts, as the club Nacional and Visaltur. Its dishes are grilled meat, dried meat and dry goat, among others.

The Ingenio Valdez[edit]

Founded in 1884 in Milagro by Rafael Valdez Cervantes.

List of Milagro residents[edit]

Rodrigo Moreira - chairman of The Miss Teen Ecuador Organization

Azucena Mora- actress

Mercy Moran Lopez- wall street

Sylvana - singer, politicia

Roberto Chavez - Ingeniero Industrial Empresario-Multividrio

Franklin Chavez- Ingeniero Agronomo

Luis Chavez Sr. - Bienes Raices

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Milagro, Ecuador
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Daily mean °C (°F) 26
(79)
26
(79)
26
(79)
26
(79)
26
(79)
25
(77)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
25
(77)
26
(79)
25.2
(77.3)
Rainfall mm (inches) 253
(9.96)
290
(11.42)
320
(12.6)
220
(8.66)
63
(2.48)
28
(1.1)
17
(0.67)
1
(0.04)
5
(0.2)
4
(0.16)
9
(0.35)
55
(2.17)
1,265
(49.81)
Source: The Weather Network [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ INEC census
  2. ^ "Climate Statistics for Milagro, Ecuador". Retrieved January 24, 2012.