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This airticle is aboot Tungurahua Province. For the Ecuadorian volcano, see Tungurahua.

Tungurahua (Spaingie: Provincia del Tungurahua, literally Province o the Tungurahua) is ane o the twinty-fower provinces o Ecuador. Its caipital is Ambato. The province taks its name frae the Tungurahua volcano, which is locatit athin the boondaries o the provinces.

Tungurahua
Province
Province o Tungurahua
Landscape near Baños
Landscape near Baños
Banner o Tungurahua
Banner
Tungurahua Province in Ecuador
Tungurahua Province in Ecuador
Cantons o Tungurahua Province
Cantons o Tungurahua Province
Coordinates: 1°14′S 78°37′W / 1.233°S 78.617°W / -1.233; -78.617
KintraEcuador
CaipitalAmbato
Cantons
Govrenment
 • Provincial PrefectFernando Naranjo (Unidad Intercultural)
Area
 • Total3,371 km2 (1,302 sq mi)
Elevation
2,600 m (8,500 ft)
Highest elevation
5,016 m (16,457 ft)
Lawest elevation
900 m (3,000 ft)
Population
 (2011)INEC decadal national census
 • Tot581,389
Time zoneUTC-5 (ECT)

PopulationEedit

As o 2011, Tungurahua haed an estimatit population o 581,389.[1] Approximately 10% o that population is made up o indigenous fowks, while anither 70% are o mestizo or mixed race heritage. The feenal 20% is made up o fowks o African, Asie, an European ancestry.

ClimateEedit

The province haes a dry, temperate climate. Lik aw muntainous auries, the region experiences the phenomenon kent as microclimates in which sma portions o the province receive drastically different conditions frae ithers due tae winds an aurie pressur. Generally tho, Tungurahua experiences temperaturs in-atween 14 an 17 degree Celsius in the day-time wi ceuler nichts. At heicher altitudes, conditions are obviously much caulder. Despite bein near the Equator, muntains lik Carihuayrazo an Chimborazo are covered in snaw for hintle o the year.[2]

GeografieEedit

The province is vera muntainous, containin the Tungurahua volcano near Baños as well as borderin the Carihuayrazo an Chimborazo volcanoes tae the sooth. Baños is the biggest tourist destination. The principal river o the province is the Patate River which flows tae the east toward the Amazon Region.[1]

Poleetical diveesionEedit

The province is dividit intae nine cantons which stretch frae Ambato in the wast tae Baños in the east. 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.[3]

Canton Pop. (2011) Aurie (km²) Seat/Caipital
Ambato 387,282 1,009 Ambato (San Juan de Ambato)
Baños 19,112 1,065 Baños (Baños de Agua Santa)
Cevallos 8,873 19 Cevallos
Mocha 8,371 86 Mocha
Patate 16,771 315 Patate
Pelileo 58,988 202 Pelileo (San Pedro de Pelileo)
Píllaro 44,925 443 Píllaro (Santiago de Píllaro)
Quero 23,187 173 Quero (Santiago de Quero)
Tisaleo 14,525 59 Tisaleo

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See an awEedit

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