Zamora Ecuador

Zamora is the capital of the province of Zamora Chinchipe and head of the namesake canton. Located in southeastern Ecuador, is one of six towns that make up the Amazon region. It has an area of 15 556 km ² which includes a unique mountainous terrain that distinguishes it from other cities. It is located about 970 feet above sea level, between the junction of the rivers Zamora, Bombuscaro and Jamboo. Its mining production, their indigenous ethnic groups with its rich archaeological heritage, its biodiversity and its immeasurable sites identify the city of Zamora.

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  • Region:Amazon
  • Province:Zamora Chinchipe
  • Latitude:04° 04' 09" S
  • Length:78° 57' 24" O
  • Climate:18º C a 22º C
  • Population:10.355 (estimate 2008)
  • Foundation:October 4, 1549
  • Mayor:Ing. Smilkar Rodriguez Erazo
  • Zip code:EC190102
  • Area code:593 7
  • Currency:American dollar
  • Predominant language:Spanish
  • Airport:-
  • Distance from Quito:456 km. aprox.
  • Distance from Guayaquil:698 Km. aprox.



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Information of Zamora City

Zamora was known nationally as the mining capital of Ecuador, which has deposits of gold mines Nambija, Chinapinza and Guayzimi. Also known as the city of Birds and Waterfalls, due to the constant presence of various birds and waterfalls that protrude from the creeks surrounding the city.

The city was founded by the Spanish Hernando de Barahona on October 4, 1549, and was named after the Spanish city where he was born, bearing the same name.

Zamora was regarded as a jungle paradise, where tropical flora and fauna, have a stunning attraction in its valleys that extend past the foothills of the sub-Andean ridges.

Zamora in recent years has become one in a city of great urban development in preserving the forest vegetation geography that welcomes diversity of animals representative of the area, which include tapirs, capybaras, agoutis, pumas, birds and insects.

In the midst of a green mantle of the city you can see the huge clock considered among the largest in the world of magnificence that surprised located on the slope of tile latitude located 1600 meters and a diameter of 30 meters, a dimension it is impossible not to appreciate.

Zamora also due to the peculiar geological features formed that is rich in mineral resources metal and non metal, which has aroused the interest of both business sector and artisanal mining.

Zamora offers a number of national and foreign tourists attractions such as the Podocarpus National Park, also known botanical garden in America, here you can find 360 varieties of orchids, many of them are very showy.

You can also find tasty food and traditions that keep alive the indigenous cultures of the place, and complemented with a natural environment difficult to refuse to know.

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