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Rural parish
San Pedro de Cumbayá
Cumbayá is located in Ecuador
Coordinates: 0°12′0″S 78°26′0″W / 0.20000°S 78.43333°W / -0.20000; -78.43333Coordinates: 0°12′0″S 78°26′0″W / 0.20000°S 78.43333°W / -0.20000; -78.43333
Country Ecuador
Province Pichincha
Canton Quito
Foundation June 29, 1571
Parish seat Cumbayá
 • Type Parochial Junta [1]
 • President Gustavo Valdéz
 • Vice-President Blanca Sacancela
 • First Member Homero Sulca
 • Second Member Humberto Carreño
 • Third Member Ana De La Cadena
 • Metro 4,204 km2 (1,623 sq mi)
Elevationapprox. 2,200 m (7,200 ft)
Population estimate
 • Rural parish 30,000
 • Metro 1,839,853
 • Metro density 440/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zone ECT (UTC-5)
Postal Code EC170157
Area code(s) (0)2

Cumbayá is a rural parish of the Metropolitan District of Quito in the Pichincha Province, Ecuador. It is located east of Quito, in the Tumbaco Valley northwest of Ilaló volcano, in the valley of the San Pedro River, a tributary of the Guayllabamba River, at an elevation of approximately 2200 m (7200 ft) above sea level. Because it is at a lower altitude than Quito, it has a warmer climate (about 2 to 5 degrees Celsius higher on average).

In recent years, the parish has become a commuter town of Quito as a significant number of middle-upper and higher class families move from the city to live a more suburban lifestyle. This shift in population has attracted money to the area that boosted the local economy.[citation needed]In 2017 there has been a lot of commercial activity centered of restaurants ranging from food trucks to gourmet-style places.

Examples of architecture drawing from the area's rural beginnings include the Iglesia de Cumbayá in the Main Square and the Iglesia de Miravalle built in 1987. Modern examples include the Rancho San Francisco complex, La Esquina, Centro Plaza, and Scala and Villa Cumbayá shopping centers, among new office blocks. Quorum Quito in the Cumbayá Valley is the largest and most advanced convention and business center in all of Ecuador. In 2013 it gathered parliamentarians from all over the world at the assemblee of the Interparliamentary Union

Weather is semi tropical year around, with a short rainy season.

The Túnel Oswaldo Guayasamín, the longest vehicular tunnel in Ecuador at 1.5 km in length, connects the parish with the Iñaquito urban parish of the city of Quito.

In 2004, the Chaquiñán rail trail from Cumbayá 20 km to the northeast ending in the parish of Puembo was re-opened. [1]