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Ecuador main cities, Ambato Ecuador, CathedralThis city is in the center of the Ecuador, capital of Tungurahua province, on the Ambato River. A leading commercial and transportation center and a mountain resort, the city is in a fertile region near the northern foot of the volcano Chimborazo. Ambato has been damaged frequently by earthquakes, like the one of 1949 that left the city completely destroyed

Ambato, The City of the three Juanes

Called the "Garden city of Ecuador" and "The City of the three Juanes" on account of three Ecuadorian famous intellectuals that were born there. Juan Leon Mera was a writer and poet who is most famous for writing Ecuador's national anthem. Juan Montalvo, famous writer who many have named the "Cervantes of South America". Juan Benigno Vela was a renown teacher and champion of the Country's youth.

The three Juanes had a profound impact on the intellectual development of Ecuador and helped  start  the  cultural  legacy  that  continues in Ambato today. Ambato is known  for  the  production of peaches,

apples,  grapes,  pears, oranges, etc. Local industries produce textiles, flour, canned fruit, etc.

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