Pichincha Province

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Pichincha
Province
Province of Pichincha
Flag of Pichincha
Flag
Coat of arms of Pichincha
Coat of arms
Location of Pichincha in Ecuador.
Location of Pichincha in Ecuador.
Cantons of Pichincha Province
Cantons of Pichincha Province
CountryEcuador
Established1824
Named forPichincha volcano
CapitalQuito
Cantons
Government
 • Provincial PrefectGustavo Baroja Narváez
Area
 • Total9,535.91 km2 (3,681.84 sq mi)
Population
 (2010 census)
 • Total2,576,287
 • Density270/km2 (700/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (ECT)
Vehicle registrationP
HDI (2017)0.822[1]
very high · 1st
Websitewww.pichincha.gov.ec

Pichincha (Spanish pronunciation: [piˈtʃintʃa]) is a province of Ecuador located in the northern sierra region; its capital and largest city is Quito.

The province is home to many rose plantations, which make up Ecuador's flower-culture industry.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Villalba, Juan. "Human Development Index in Ecuador". Scribd (in Spanish). Retrieved 2019-02-05.
  2. Conefrey, Mick (April 10, 2015). "Roses with altitude: why Ecuador's flower industry stands out". Financial Times. Retrieved 30 July 2017.