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This province is the Andean peaks, there are a series of mountain chains which link the main branches of the Cordillera de Los Andes. Retaceados valleys with crops of different colors, decorated with sheep and removed huts grouped pajonal full of "chuquirahuas" is your typical landscape that reaches the imposing snow-capped Chimborazo (6,310 mts. Sn. m.), Who looks with eternal patience crossing the train descends between rocky alleys from the Andean height Huigra I rosando the "Devil's Nose" to the warm shores in Bucay, awesome Andean adventure that is visited by thousands of tourists.
Stresses knot Tio-boxes, limit the basins of Chambo and Chanchán. Significant elevations are Chimborazo (Ecuador's highest mountain), the Altar with 5,320 m.
The main hydrographic system is the Chambo River and its tributaries Guamote Chibunga, Guano, Sicalpa, San Juan and White. The Chambo born in the Central Andes, crossing the country from south to north and join the patate form the Pastaza. To the south is the basin of the river and its tributaries Chanchán the Guasuntos, Chunchi Sibambe and rivers flow to Chimborazo. The main gaps are: Colt, Collay, Atillo, Ozogoche Green Cocha, Achupallas.
The highlight of this province is rugged and whimsical.
Elevations predominate in it the highest mountain rises Ecuador: Chimborazo (. 6.3l0 mts) which is also among the highest in the world.
It is crossed by a series of mountain chains which bind to the branches of the Andes. To the south is the knot Tiocajas separating the basin of Riobamba or the hoya Chambo Chanchán. A little north of Chimborazo Carihuairazo rises to 4,990 meters. height. In the Cordillera Central are the Altar Quilimas and among the most important.
In the center of the basin (between the pond of Colt, the Guamote the Chambo River and Chibunga) are the Yaruquíes hills.
Several lakes have been formed due to the melting of the mountains. The main ones are: Colt (Duck Lake), gaps Colay Cocha, Ozogoche (located in the Cordillera Oriental). The latter can be reached by a detour Charicando near Palmyra.
In Chimborazo are moors Urbina, Cubillin and Achupallas. Although these are melancholy and desolate moors, for botanist have wide appeal because among the grasses grow plants and fragrant herbs. The height limit of the human habitat is 4,200 meters in Nahuin (slopes of Chimborazo).
Different regions of the province favors a diversified agriculture. The main products can be listed as follows: cereals, tubers, vegetables, fruits, medicinal plants.
Potato production is important and l985 year exceeded 90 thousand metric tons. Other important products are barley, corn, beans, bean, onion, lettuce, beets, yellow carrots. An important item is the apple production area Penipe-Bayusig.
The area under agricultural cultivation is estimated about 56 thousand hectares of pasture and exceeds l66 hectares.
Livestock population stands bovine, porcine and ovina.En importance province has horses, mules and donkeys population.
Mines and other natural resources
The survey has shown the existence of mines of gold, silver, copper, iron, plaster and even hydrocarbons.
In Tixán there are sulfur mines where some years ago with an American company granting Chemical Plants. In Zula (Canton Alausí) there are marble mines.
In the most important hot springs are near Guano Elenes curing rheumatic diseases and skin conditions, the Santa Cruz, Cubijíes, Guayllabamba and Palitagua.
Water resources are abundant and the fail in electrification and irrigation. It is important Chambo irrigation canal that irrigates an area of 7,830 hectares.
In Ulpan, Chibunga, Nitiluisa, Sali, Timbul Huacona and rivers have been planted near l5.000 fry.