Chimborazo Province

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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
Country Ecuador
Legal establishment June 25, 1826
Capital Riobamba
 • Provincial Prefect Mariano Curicama (Pachakutik)
 • Total 6,499.72 km2 (2,509.56 sq mi)
Population (2010 census)
 • Total 458,581
 • Density 71/km2 (180/sq mi)
Time zone UTC-5 (ECT)
Vehicle registration B

Chimborazo (Spanish pronunciation: [tʃimboˈɾaso]) 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.[1]

Canton Pop. (2001) Area (km²) Seat/Capital
Alausí 42,823 1,644 Alausí
Chambo 10,541 163 Chambo
Chunchi 12,474 273 Chunchi
Colta 44,701 829 Cajabamba
Cumandá 9,395 159 Cumandá
Guamote 35,210 1,216 Guamote
Guano 37,888 460 Guano
Pallatanga 10,800 377 Pallatanga
Penipe 6,485 370 Penipe
Riobamba 193,315 980 Riobamba

Town's in the province include Cacha.


Ethnic groups as of the Ecuadorian census of 2010:[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Cantons of Ecuador. Retrieved 4 November 2009.
  2. ^ [1]

External links[edit]

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