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Chimborazo
Province
Province of Chimborazo
Chimborazo volcano
Flag of Chimborazo
Flag
Official seal of Chimborazo
Seal
Chimborazo Province in Ecuador
Chimborazo Province in Ecuador
Cantons of Chimborazo Province
Cantons of Chimborazo Province
Country Ecuador
Legal establishment June 25, 1826
Area
 • Total 6,499.72 km2 (2,509.56 sq mi)
Population (2010 census)
 • Total 458,581
 • Density 70.55396/km2 (182.7339/sq mi)
Time zone ECT (UTC-5)
Vehicle registration H

Chimborazo is a province in Ecuador. The capital is Riobamba.

It is a home to a section of Sangay National Park. The province has Chimborazo (6,267 m), Ecuador's highest mountain.

Cantons

The province is divided into 10 cantons. The following table lists each with its population at the time of the 2001 census, its area in square kilometres (km²), and the name of the canton seat or capital.

Canton Pop. (2001) Area (km²) Seat/Capital
Alausí 45,230 1,644 Alausí
Chambo 13,300 163 Chambo
Chunchi 12,860 273 Chunchi
Colta 45,130 829 Cajabamba
Cumandá 17,470 159 Cumandá
Guamote 57,110 1,216 Guamote
Guano 48,080 460 Guano
Pallatanga 12,270 377 Pallatanga
Penipe 6,980 370 Penipe
Riobamba 261,360 980 Riobamba

Coordinates: 1°40′S 78°39′W / 1.667°S 78.65°W / -1.667; -78.65

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