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Carchi Province

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Country  Ecuador
Time zone  ECT (UTC-5)
Website  www.carchi.gov.ec
Capital  Tulcán
Legal establishment  November 19, 1880
Vehicle registration  C
Area  3,780 km²
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University  Universidad Politécnica Estatal del Carchi

Carchi ([ˈkartʃi]) is a province in Ecuador. The capital is Tulcán.


Map of Carchi Province, Ecuador


The provincial economy is based on industrial, and agriculture productions. Carchi produces food, drinks, tobacco, and dairy products. The agriculture sector produces potatoes, maize, etc.


The province is divided into 6 cantons. The following table lists each with its population at the 2010 census, its area in square kilometres (km²), and the name of the canton seat or capital.


Ethnic groups as of the Ecuadorian census of 2010:

  • Mestizo 86.9%
  • Afro-Ecuadorian 6.4%
  • Indigenous 3.4%
  • White 2.9%
  • Montubio 0.3%
  • Other 0.1%
  • Tourist destinations

  • Tulcán Cemetery - topiary garden cemetery;
  • El Ángel ecological reserve, El Ángel - extensive páramo ecosystem with diverse biotopes, including the visually striking páramos de frailejones - moorland with a forest of ancient, up to 10 m tall Espeletia pycnophylla plants;
  • Arrayanes Forest, San Gabriel - 16 ha large forest with rare trees whose bark is in cinnamon color;
  • Lagunas Verdes on the way from Tufiño to Maldonado. Three lakes of volcanic origin with blue - green water, rich with sulphur;
  • Gruta de la Paz, San Gabriel - show cave with a shrine of Virgin Mary;
  • Laguna del Salado, San Gabriel - a serene lagoon with translucent water;
  • Tufiño Hot Springs, Tulcán;
  • "El Voladero" lagoons, El Angel;
  • De Paluz Falls, San Gabriel;
  • Guanderas Scientific Station, Huaca - a biological research station for montane ecosystems.
  • References

    Carchi Province Wikipedia

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