Carchi Province

Carchi is a province in Ecuador. The caipital is Tulcán.

Province o Carchi
Banner o Carchi
Carchi Province in Ecuador
Carchi Province in Ecuador
Cantons o Carchi Province
Cantons o Carchi Province
Kintra Ecuador
Legal establishment19 November 1880
 • Total3750 km2 (1,450 sq mi)
 • Total165,659
 • Population 2001
Time zoneUTC-5 (ECT)


The provincial economy is based on industrial, an agricultur productions. Carchi produces fuid, drinks, tobacco, an dairy products. The agricultur sector produces potatoes, maize, etc.[1]


The province is dividit intae 6 cantons. The follaein table leets each wi its population as o the 2001 census, its aurie in square kilometres (km²), an the name o the canton seat or caipital.[2]

Canton Pop. (2001) Aurie (km²) Seat/Caipital
Bolívar 13,898 353 Bolívar
Espejo 13,515 554 El Ángel
Mira 12,919 588 Mira
Montúfar 28,576 383 San Gabriel
San Pedro de Huaca 6,856 71 Huaca
Tulcán 77,175 1,801 Tulcán

Tourist destinationsEedit

  • Tulcán Cemetery - topiary gairden cemetery;
  • El Ángel ecological reserve, El Ángel - extensive páramo ecoseestem wi diverse biotopes, includin the visually strikin páramos de frailejones - moorland wi a forest o auncient, up tae 10 m taw Espeletia pycnophylla plants[3];
  • Arrayanes Forest, San Gabriel - 16 ha lairge forest wi rare trees whose bark is in cinnamon colour;
  • Lagunas Verdes on the wey frae Tufiño tae Maldonado. Three lakes o volcanic oreegin wi blue - green watter, rich wi sulphur;
  • Gruta de la Paz, San Gabriel - shaw cave wi a shrine o Virgin Mary;
  • Laguna del Salado, San Gabriel - a serene lagoon wi translucent watter;
  • Tufiño Het Springs, Tulcán;
  • "El Voladero" lagoons, El Angel;
  • De Paluz Faws, San Gabriel;
  • Guanderas Scienteefic Station, Huaca - a biological research station for montane ecosystems.

See an awEedit


  1. "Carchi information". Archived frae the original on 11 Mey 2012. Retrieved 25 September 2012.
  2. Cantons of Ecuador. Retrieved 4 November 2009.
  3. "Páramo El Ángel - eerie land of frailejones". Wondermondo.

Freemit airtinsEedit