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Ecuador, Portoviejo cityThe capital city of the province of Manabi, on the coastal belt, located on the east band of the Portoviejo river, 140 km to the north-northwest of Guayaquil, in a fertile agricultural region. Its most important products are precious woods, and the food and textile industries. This city houses close to 200,000 inhabitants. Portoviejo is located in the center of the province, between the Balsamo and Hojas hills. The former separates the river basins of Portoviejo and Chone, and is covered with ceibo and guayacan trees.

Portoviejo city of the Reales Tamarindos

The Hojas hill separates Portoviejo from Montecristi. The mountains of Alajuela and San Placido, and the Jaboncillo hill also form part of Portoviejo and are covered with dry, thorny woods.

Portoviejo has always been seen as the center for political and cultural events in the province of Manabi.

The main city of the canton is also known as the city of the Reales Tamarindos, since at one time these very leafy fruit trees were planted and grew here.

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