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Zamora (Spanish pronunciation: [saˈmoɾa]) is a city in southeastern Ecuador; it is the capital of Zamora-Chinchipe province and the seat of Zamora Canton. Zamora is the principal and most populous city in Zamora-Chinchipe. It is located in the foothills of the Andes mountains at 970 m above sea level, at the convergence of the Zamora, Bombuscaro and Jamboé rivers.

Zamora
City
Ama la Vida - Flickr - Panorámica de la ciudad de Zamora (8226304293).jpg
Flag of Zamora
Flag
Nickname(s): 
City of Birds and Waterfalls
Zamora is located in Ecuador
Zamora
Zamora
Coordinates: 04°04′09″S 78°57′24″W / 4.06917°S 78.95667°W / -4.06917; -78.95667Coordinates: 04°04′09″S 78°57′24″W / 4.06917°S 78.95667°W / -4.06917; -78.95667
CountryEcuador
ProvinceZamora-Chincipe
CantonZamora Canton
FoundedOctober 4, 1549
Government
 • Governing bodyMunicipality of Zamora
 • MayorVíctor Manuel González Salinas
Area
 • Total560.75 km2 (216.51 sq mi)
Elevation
970 m (3,180 ft)
Population
 (2010 census)
 • Total13,387
 • Density24/km2 (62/sq mi)
 • Demonym
Zamorano(-a)
Time zoneUTC-5 (ECT)
ClimateAf
Websitewww.zamora.gob.ec (in Spanish)

Zamora, which has experienced a boom in growth in since the recent discovery of gold in the surrounding region, is known as the "Mining Capital of Ecuador'", and as the "City of Birds and Waterfalls'", referring to the presence of various species of birds and several waterfalls on the streams that surround the city.

The city stretches from west to east towards Cumbaratza. It is connected by several bus and coach trips to other cantons and provinces.

The Bombuscaro River passes through the outskirts of the city of Zamora and is originally from the Podocarpus National Park - Bombuscaro River area of Las Ballenas, January 23, 2011.