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There corresponds to friars Dominicos the foundation of the town of Baños the year 1553, as doors that would be existed for to evangelization of the Amazonian peoples. In 1570 Antonio Clavijo raises the first seat populated with the name of Ambato's San Juan.

In the space of five years founds also Píllaro, Pelileo, Paute and Quero.

Inside the Real Audiencia of Quito, on having got up to Riobamba's city to the category of Villa, is assigned to it Ambato and Mocha as Possessions.

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Ecuador main cities, Ambato, Monumento Primera Imprenta

One must emphasize that during the Cologne, the first press was installed in Ambato city. This one was brought by the parents Jesuits and operated by the German typographer Johanes Schartz.

This press was moved the year 1670 to San Luis' seminar in the city of Quito. The first newspaper was edited the year 1835 and from this epoch Ambato has been a great center of diffusion of the thought written by means of newspapers, magazines and books.

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