Chimbo is a town in, and the seat of Chimbo Canton, Bolívar Province in Ecuador. The closest cities to Chimbo are Guaranda and San Miguel. Chimbo was once known as Benalcazar because the Spanish conquistador Sebastián de Belalcázar stayed there for several days before departing to Quito to fight the colonizers.

Chimbo
Vista de San José de Chimbo.jpg
Chimbo is located in Ecuador
Chimbo
Chimbo
Coordinates: 01°42′0″S 79°01′0″W / 1.70000°S 79.01667°W / -1.70000; -79.01667Coordinates: 01°42′0″S 79°01′0″W / 1.70000°S 79.01667°W / -1.70000; -79.01667
CountryEcuador
ProvinceBolívar Province
CantonChimbo Canton
Government
 • MayorVíctor Hugo Lara Olalla
Population
 (2001)
 • Total3,907
Time zoneECT
Websitegobiernodebolivar.gov / Chimbo[permanent dead link]

The town is sometimes referred to as La Olla or 'The Pot' due to the surrounding geography.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "San José de Chimbo, Ecuador". Fundacion Natividad de los Andes. 15 May 2018.

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