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Ambato belongs to the province of Tungurahua, which is the provincial capital. The city is centrally located in Ecuador, about 110 km from the capital Quito.Ambato is located on the banks of the Ambato and at the foot of the extinct volcano Chimborazo. The city is known for the production of goods such as textiles, and is called “Ecuador’s garden” because of the rich orchards on the edge of town. Ambato was founded in 1698, and its population is currently at slightly over 350 000 (2007).
If you are in Ambato on Mondays, one should pay a visit to the market which is the largest sales market in the country. In February, held the carnival and festival, which in English is called the Festival of Fruits and Flowers. La Catedral is one of the most famous sights of the city and was built in the 1950s. In the same place it has been several cathedrals since the 1600s, but these have been destroyed in the earthquake.
Chachoán Airport is an airport that offers flights domestically and is approx. 20 km outside of Ambato.