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Skyline of Zumbahua
Zumbahua is located in Ecuador
Coordinates: 0°57′21″S 78°54′06″W / 0.955766°S 78.901749°W / -0.955766; -78.901749Coordinates: 0°57′21″S 78°54′06″W / 0.955766°S 78.901749°W / -0.955766; -78.901749
Country Ecuador
Province Cotopaxi
Canton Pujilí Canton
Population (2001)[1]
 • Total 11,895
Montañas de Zumbahua.

Zumbahua is a town in Cotopaxi Province, Ecuador. At the 2001 census, Zumbahua had a population of 11,895 (5,455 men and 6,440 women) living in 2,352 households.[1]

Zumbahua residents are predominantly Quichua, of the Panzaleo group.[2]

The town has a colorful Saturday market. Houses in Zumbahua were traditionally chozas, but in recent years these have been replaced by cement and metal block houses.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on November 14, 2009. Retrieved November 10, 2009. 
  2. ^ a b Umajinga, p. 249.

Further reading[edit]

  • Baltazar Umajinga. "Zumbahua". In Identidades indias en el Ecuador contemporáneo (José Almeida Vinueza, coordinator). Editorial Abya Yala (1995), pp. 247-272. ISBN 978-9978-04-164-2.