Riobamba

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Riobamba
City
San Pedro de Riobamba
Banner Riobamba Ciudad Bonita.jpg
Flag of Riobamba
Flag
Official seal of Riobamba
Seal
Riobamba is located in Ecuador
Riobamba
Riobamba
Location in Ecuador
Coordinates: 1°40′27.65″S 78°38′53.86″W / 1.6743472°S 78.6482944°W / -1.6743472; -78.6482944Coordinates: 1°40′27.65″S 78°38′53.86″W / 1.6743472°S 78.6482944°W / -1.6743472; -78.6482944
Country Ecuador
ProvinceTemplate:Country data Chimborazo Province
CantonRiobamba Canton
FoundedAugust 15, 1534
Relocation1799
Founded byDiego de Almagro
Parishes
Urban Parishes
  • Lizarzaburu
  • Maldonado
  • Velasco
  • Veloz
  • Yaruquíes
Government
 • MayorNapoleon Cadena
Area
 • City59.05 km2 (22.80 sq mi)
 • Metro
982.69 km2 (379.42 sq mi)
Elevation
2,754 m (9,035 ft)
Population
 (2010 census)
 • City156,723
 • Density2,700/km2 (6,900/sq mi)
 • Metro
225,741
Time zoneUTC-5 (ECT)
Websitewww.gadmriobamba.gob.ec (in Spanish)

Riobamba (Spanish pronunciation: [rjoˈβamba], full name San Pedro de Riobamba; Quechua: Rispampa) is the capital of the Chimborazo Province in central Ecuador, which is located at the Chambo River Valley of the Andes.[1] It is 200 km (120 mi) south of Ecuador's capital Quito.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Riobamba, Ecuador – Travel Photos by Galen R Frysinger, Sheboygan, Wisconsin". www.galenfrysinger.com.