Pueblo Viejo Canton
|Pueblo Viejo Canton|
Location of Los Rios Province in Ecuador.
Cantons of Los Ríos Province
|Province||Los Ríos Province|
|• Total||129.8 sq mi (336.3 km2)|
|Time zone||ECT (UTC-5)|
Geography and climate
It is located in the center of the province of Los Ríos. It covers an area of 336.3 square kilometres.
The Rio Puebloviejo flows through the village, with a series of tributaries that feed it and a lot of estuaries and streams. The weather is warm and humid with temperatures varying between 27 and 28 degrees Celsius.
In 1808, Puebloviejo became one of the 14 districts of the Province of Guayaquil. On October 9, 1820, Guayaquil proclaimed their independence from Spanish rule, causing Puebloviejo to proclaim its independence on 12 October, recognized as independence day in the canton.
During the presidency of Vicente Ramón Roca, by legislative decree on February 7 of 1846, it became a canton. During the months of February and March 2008, San Francisco de Puebloviejo suffered from severe flooding in Ecuador, whichaffected not only crops but also houses and a large number of families in the area.
Many of the inhabitants are employed in agriculture. Besides being the largest producer of bananas within the Province, the canton has produced cocoa since colonial times. It also produces tagua, fine woods, tropical fruits, coffee, rice, corn, soybean, passion fruit, tomato and others.