Ambato, Ecuador

What is Ambato, Ecuador known for?


professional association

participation. Barcelona won its first national title in 1960, and became the first Ecuadorian team to compete in the South American continental tournament, the Copa Libertadores. founded August 25, 1939 ground Estadio Bellavista Ambato (Ambato, Ecuador), Ecuador capacity 20,000 '''Club Social y Deportivo Macará''' is a professional football (association football) club based in Ambato (Ambato, Ecuador), Ecuador. Their home stadium is Estadio Bellavista


great collection

. Neighborhoods Ficoa left thumb The Casa de Portal, across from Parque Montalvo has a great collection of historical art and artifacts from the city's most well-known residents (File:IMG CASA PORTAL ambato ecuador.JPG)One of the most affluent sections in the city, the neighborhood of Ficoa lines the north bank of the Ambato River across from Miraflores. The trees of Ficoa are famous for their production of succulent fruits, including peaches, pears, and a local variety


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''' and the Graffiti Capers by Christine Temin, ca. 1983 http: woodwardgallery.net pink bostonglobe_pink.pdf In 1980, she was included in the landmark New York show “GAS: Graffiti Art Success” at Fashion Moda, which traveled in a modified form downtown to The New Museum of Contemporary Art. Young, approachable, quick-witted, and one of the only female graffiti writers, '''Lady Pink''' became among the most photographed and interviewed graffiti artist of her time


including painting

in a wide variety of media including painting, drawing, printmaking and mosaics. He began his education as a student of architecture at the Central University (Central University of Ecuador) of Quito in 1951. He worked in the workshop of Oswaldo Guayasamín and in 1959 Viteri assisted him on a mural commission for the Ministry of Public Works. During the 1960s he focused on painting and studying anthropology and folklore, In 1966, he finished his degree in architecture and Viteri


main public

;"Municipio adquiere Terminal Terrestre para remodelación" Ilustre Municipidad de Ambato As it stands, travelers can also catch buses traveling to the south from unlabeled yet popular stops along the Pan-American Highway . Education Universidad Técnica de Ambato The main public university in Ambato, "la Técnica" or "la U" was created on April 18, 1969, in accordance with Ecuadorian law. A technical university, la Técnica offers courses in the many fields of the sciences and humanities. There are three campuses located in Ambato: the main campus is located across from the main bus terminal in the Ingahurco neighborhood, another campus lies to the west in the Huachi neighborhood, and finally a third location is further afield in the Querocacha located in the Cevallos Canton. ''http: www.uta.edu.ec v2.0 ''Universidad Técnica de Ambato. 15 July 2009 Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Ecuador (PUCE) - Sede Ambato "La Catolica" is a branch of Quito's Catholic University. The Ambato campus was created on 13 January 1982, by the bishop of Ambato, Monseñor Vicente Cisneros. The university wasn't completed until 1994 when classes first began. Even though, the languages courses were the very first goal of the new campus. The university offers courses in both undergraduate and graduate levels ''http: www.pucesa.edu.ec ''Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Ecuador - Sede Ambato. 15 July 2009 as well as open courses of English and French. http: www.pucesa.edu.ec escuelas lenguas index.html High schools Ambato contains a wide selection of public and private high schools. In Ambato, all high school students must wear uniforms. Formerly, many of the high schools in Ambato were either all-girls or all-boys schools, but most schools have begun to accept members of the opposite sex. Some of the most well-known high schools in Ambato include: thumb The city's main gathering point, Montalvo Park (File:Montalvo Park Ambato Ecuador.JPG) *Instituto Superior Tecnologico Docente Guayaquil *Centro Educativo Diosesano San Pio X *Colegio Instituto Tecnológico Superior Bolivar *Colegio de La ''Inmaculada'' *Colegio Técnico Rumiñahui *Colegio Menor Indoamerica *Colegio Santo Domingo de Guzmán *Colegio Nacional Experimental Ambato *Colegio Técnico Atahualpa *Colegio Universitario Juan Montalvo *Unidad Educativa Bilingüe Atenas *Centro Educativo Bilingue Internacional CEBI * Instituto Técnico Superior Hispano America * Colegio Técnico Superior Tirso de Molina * Liceo Policial Galo Miño * Colegio Natalia Vaca * Institulo Agropecuario Luis A. Martinez Sports Ambateños enjoy a variety of sports, but none so much as soccer. Ambato plays host to two professional teams, playing in Ecuador's highest leagues: Macará (Club Social y Deportivo Macará) and Técnico (Club Deportivo Técnico Universitario) plays in Serie B (Ecuadorian Serie B). Both teams play in the centrally located Estadio Bellavista. Neither team has been wildly successful in Ecuador or beyond, however both maintain a loyal following of spectators. Matches between Macará and Técnico U. are known as ''El Clásico Ambateño'' (English: The Ambato Derby). In 2007 both teams briefly played in Serie A for the first time in over ten years. There are many other sports popular among Ambateños including basketball, tennis, swimming (Human swimming), and Ecuavolley. Ecuavolley is a variation of volleyball, played specifically in Ecuador. It features three players per team on a small court with a high net. Players normally use a soccer ball in place of a volleyball. Ecuavolley is extremely popular in Ambato and the surrounding regions. Basketball is also gaining popularity in Ambato. There is a very fierce rivalry in basketball between two of Ambato's largest high schools, Colegio Nacional Bolívar and Colegio Técnico Guayaquil. These games are usually hosted in the Coliseo Cerrado de Deportes, the large coliseum across the street from Estadio Bellavista. The Coliseo Cerrado is also the venue for the beauty pageant portion of the Festival of Fruits and Flowers. See also '''Estadio Bellavista''' is a multi-use stadium in Ambato (Ambato, Ecuador), Ecuador. It is currently used mostly for football (football (soccer)) matches and is the home stadium of Macará (Club Social y Deportivo Macará) and Técnico Universitario (Club Deportivo Técnico Universitario). The stadium holds 20,000 spectators and is located on Bolivariana Avenue, a main thoroughfare through the city of Ambato. History The stadium was built in 1945 and inaugurated in July of the same year. Four years later however, the stadium was significantly damaged by the earthquake that hit Ambato on August 5, 1949 (1949 Ambato earthquake). The stadium underwent a renovation and was reopened the next year. In 1993, Estadio Bellavista was one of the locations for Copa America (Copa America 1993) games. Ambato (Ambato, Ecuador) played host to Venezuela (Venezuela national football team), United States (United States men's national soccer team), and Uruguay (Uruguay national football team). Though set inland, Quevedo's geographic location makes it an important logistics link between the Pacific coastal area's main population centers like Guayaquil, Santo Domingo and Manta and cities in the Andes highlands such as Ambato (Ambato, Ecuador) and Quito ''http: www.quevedo.gov.ec Site Fijos ciudad.aspx'', "La Cuidad" Gobierno Municipal de Quevedo 10 August 2010 . Because of its location west of the Andes mountains and right next to the Vinces River (a major waterway and tributary to the Pacific Ocean), the city is vulnerable to flooding ''http: www.columbiagazetteer.org main ViewPlace 0 115386'' Columbia Gazetteer of the World, Quevedo 10 August 2010 . Quevedo has a tropical wet climate, which, coupled with rich volcanic soils, produces excellent conditions for agriculture.


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its first professional tournament for affiliated clubs (for clubs in Guayaquil). The Professional Football Championship of Guayaquil ( ) was first held in 1951 and was won by Río Guayas. In 1954, the football association in Pichincha (Pichincha Province, Ecuador) (current the ''Asociación de Fútbol No Amatur de Pichincha AFNA '') decided to turn professional and hold a professional tournament of their own for their affiliated clubs


sports popular

A for the first time in over ten years. There are many other sports popular among Ambateños including basketball, tennis, swimming (Human swimming), and Ecuavolley. Ecuavolley is a variation of volleyball, played specifically in Ecuador. It features three players per team on a small court with a high net. Players normally use a soccer ball in place of a volleyball. Ecuavolley is extremely popular in Ambato and the surrounding regions. Basketball is also gaining popularity


professional

Guzmán *Colegio Nacional Experimental Ambato *Colegio Técnico Atahualpa *Colegio Universitario Juan Montalvo *Unidad Educativa Bilingüe Atenas *Centro Educativo Bilingue Internacional CEBI * Instituto Técnico Superior Hispano America * Colegio Técnico Superior Tirso de Molina * Liceo Policial Galo Miño * Colegio Natalia Vaca * Institulo Agropecuario Luis A. Martinez Sports Ambateños enjoy a variety of sports, but none so much as soccer. Ambato plays host to two professional teams, playing

as of the 2001 census, its area in square kilometres (km²), and the name of the canton seat or capital (capital (political)). Cantons of Ecuador. Statoids.com. Retrieved 4 November 2009. In 1950, Barcelona won their first AFG amateur title; the following year, the Association turned professional, and between 1951 and 1967, Barcelona racked up five professional regional titles and finished as runners-up six times, tying crosstown rival

participation. Barcelona won its first national title in 1960, and became the first Ecuadorian team to compete in the South American continental tournament, the Copa Libertadores. founded August 25, 1939 ground Estadio Bellavista Ambato (Ambato, Ecuador), Ecuador capacity 20,000 '''Club Social y Deportivo Macará''' is a professional football (association football) club based in Ambato (Ambato, Ecuador), Ecuador. Their home stadium is Estadio Bellavista


including basketball

A for the first time in over ten years. There are many other sports popular among Ambateños including basketball, tennis, swimming (Human swimming), and Ecuavolley. Ecuavolley is a variation of volleyball, played specifically in Ecuador. It features three players per team on a small court with a high net. Players normally use a soccer ball in place of a volleyball. Ecuavolley is extremely popular in Ambato and the surrounding regions. Basketball is also gaining popularity


excellent views

Tungurahua , the park is actually just outside the community of Quisapincha. In addition to walking paths, there are open fields, basketball and volley courts, as well as a large garden features an impressive amount of native species. ''http: www.tungurahua.gov.ec ParquePro.php'' Honorable Consejo Provincial de Tungurahua 21 July 2009 On clear days, the park also affords the visitor excellent views of the city of Ambato and the constantly smoking Tungurahua volcano. Neighborhoods Ficoa left thumb The Casa de Portal, across from Parque Montalvo has a great collection of historical art and artifacts from the city's most well-known residents (File:IMG CASA PORTAL ambato ecuador.JPG)One of the most affluent sections in the city, the neighborhood of Ficoa lines the north bank of the Ambato River across from Miraflores. The trees of Ficoa are famous for their production of succulent fruits, including peaches, pears, and a local variety of citrus. Ficoa is also home to many small restaurants which serve typical Ambateño dishes, such as llapingachos, and fritada. Miraflores Traditionally considered the most influential neighborhood, Miraflores abuts the downtown on the west side. Miraflores used to be the location of the train depot, connecting it with the city of Quito and giving it a very important position in the city. Without a passenger train through Ambato, Miraflores is now a residential neighborhood, so named because of its beautiful flowers. Atocha Perhaps the oldest of Ambato's neighborhoods, Atocha is famous for being the home to the Quinta Juan León Mera and thus, being an important part of Ambateño and Ecuadorian culture. Together with Ficoa, Atocha makes up the north end of the city. Atocha is also famous for the production of colada morada, a purple, spiced drink that is traditionally consumed with bread. Around Carnival, Ambateños flock to Atocha for the drink. Ingahurco Small quiet neighborhood in Ambato, home to the industrial corporation Plasticaucho Industrial S.A. Ambato's bus terminal is located in Ingahurco which sits right next to Ambato's Technical University (Universidad Tecnica de Ambato). Transportation As an important transportation hub, Ambato is connected with other cities through Ecuador's widely used bus system. Although there used to be train service running through Ambato from Quito to Riobamba, this service has long since closed. Ambato has an airport, the Chachoan Airport in the Izamba neighborhood, but it is not used for commercial flights. The city's main bus terminal is located in the Ingahurco neighborhood, which lies on the north side of downtown. This main terminal, or Terminal Terrestre (as it is known in Spanish), serves some of the country numerous bus operators. There are plans to renovate the aging bus terminal, making it the main terminal in a network of terminals around the city. "Municipio adquiere Terminal Terrestre para remodelación" Ilustre Municipidad de Ambato As it stands, travelers can also catch buses traveling to the south from unlabeled yet popular stops along the Pan-American Highway . Education Universidad Técnica de Ambato The main public university in Ambato, "la Técnica" or "la U" was created on April 18, 1969, in accordance with Ecuadorian law. A technical university, la Técnica offers courses in the many fields of the sciences and humanities. There are three campuses located in Ambato: the main campus is located across from the main bus terminal in the Ingahurco neighborhood, another campus lies to the west in the Huachi neighborhood, and finally a third location is further afield in the Querocacha located in the Cevallos Canton. ''http: www.uta.edu.ec v2.0 ''Universidad Técnica de Ambato. 15 July 2009 Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Ecuador (PUCE) - Sede Ambato "La Catolica" is a branch of Quito's Catholic University. The Ambato campus was created on 13 January 1982, by the bishop of Ambato, Monseñor Vicente Cisneros. The university wasn't completed until 1994 when classes first began. Even though, the languages courses were the very first goal of the new campus. The university offers courses in both undergraduate and graduate levels ''http: www.pucesa.edu.ec ''Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Ecuador - Sede Ambato. 15 July 2009 as well as open courses of English and French. http: www.pucesa.edu.ec escuelas lenguas index.html High schools Ambato contains a wide selection of public and private high schools. In Ambato, all high school students must wear uniforms. Formerly, many of the high schools in Ambato were either all-girls or all-boys schools, but most schools have begun to accept members of the opposite sex. Some of the most well-known high schools in Ambato include: thumb The city's main gathering point, Montalvo Park (File:Montalvo Park Ambato Ecuador.JPG) *Instituto Superior Tecnologico Docente Guayaquil *Centro Educativo Diosesano San Pio X *Colegio Instituto Tecnológico Superior Bolivar *Colegio de La ''Inmaculada'' *Colegio Técnico Rumiñahui *Colegio Menor Indoamerica *Colegio Santo Domingo de Guzmán *Colegio Nacional Experimental Ambato *Colegio Técnico Atahualpa *Colegio Universitario Juan Montalvo *Unidad Educativa Bilingüe Atenas *Centro Educativo Bilingue Internacional CEBI * Instituto Técnico Superior Hispano America * Colegio Técnico Superior Tirso de Molina * Liceo Policial Galo Miño * Colegio Natalia Vaca * Institulo Agropecuario Luis A. Martinez Sports Ambateños enjoy a variety of sports, but none so much as soccer. Ambato plays host to two professional teams, playing in Ecuador's highest leagues: Macará (Club Social y Deportivo Macará) and Técnico (Club Deportivo Técnico Universitario) plays in Serie B (Ecuadorian Serie B). Both teams play in the centrally located Estadio Bellavista. Neither team has been wildly successful in Ecuador or beyond, however both maintain a loyal following of spectators. Matches between Macará and Técnico U. are known as ''El Clásico Ambateño'' (English: The Ambato Derby). In 2007 both teams briefly played in Serie A for the first time in over ten years. There are many other sports popular among Ambateños including basketball, tennis, swimming (Human swimming), and Ecuavolley. Ecuavolley is a variation of volleyball, played specifically in Ecuador. It features three players per team on a small court with a high net. Players normally use a soccer ball in place of a volleyball. Ecuavolley is extremely popular in Ambato and the surrounding regions. Basketball is also gaining popularity in Ambato. There is a very fierce rivalry in basketball between two of Ambato's largest high schools, Colegio Nacional Bolívar and Colegio Técnico Guayaquil. These games are usually hosted in the Coliseo Cerrado de Deportes, the large coliseum across the street from Estadio Bellavista. The Coliseo Cerrado is also the venue for the beauty pageant portion of the Festival of Fruits and Flowers. See also '''Estadio Bellavista''' is a multi-use stadium in Ambato (Ambato, Ecuador), Ecuador. It is currently used mostly for football (football (soccer)) matches and is the home stadium of Macará (Club Social y Deportivo Macará) and Técnico Universitario (Club Deportivo Técnico Universitario). The stadium holds 20,000 spectators and is located on Bolivariana Avenue, a main thoroughfare through the city of Ambato. History The stadium was built in 1945 and inaugurated in July of the same year. Four years later however, the stadium was significantly damaged by the earthquake that hit Ambato on August 5, 1949 (1949 Ambato earthquake). The stadium underwent a renovation and was reopened the next year. In 1993, Estadio Bellavista was one of the locations for Copa America (Copa America 1993) games. Ambato (Ambato, Ecuador) played host to Venezuela (Venezuela national football team), United States (United States men's national soccer team), and Uruguay (Uruguay national football team). Though set inland, Quevedo's geographic location makes it an important logistics link between the Pacific coastal area's main population centers like Guayaquil, Santo Domingo and Manta and cities in the Andes highlands such as Ambato (Ambato, Ecuador) and Quito ''http: www.quevedo.gov.ec Site Fijos ciudad.aspx'', "La Cuidad" Gobierno Municipal de Quevedo 10 August 2010 . Because of its location west of the Andes mountains and right next to the Vinces River (a major waterway and tributary to the Pacific Ocean), the city is vulnerable to flooding ''http: www.columbiagazetteer.org main ViewPlace 0 115386'' Columbia Gazetteer of the World, Quevedo 10 August 2010 . Quevedo has a tropical wet climate, which, coupled with rich volcanic soils, produces excellent conditions for agriculture.

Ambato, Ecuador

thumb Monument of Juan Montalvo in Ambato, Ecuador (File:Ecuador Ambato MonumentJuanMontalvo.JPG) '''Ambato''' (full form, '''San Juan de Ambato''') is a city located in the central Andean (Andes) valley of Ecuador. ''Columbia Gazetteer of the World''New York: Columbia University Press, 1998 Lying on the banks of the Ambato River (Ambato River (Ecuador)), the city also sits beneath several tall mountains. It is the capital of the province of Tungurahua (Tungurahua Province), at an elevation of 2,577 meters above sea level. It is variously nicknamed "City of Flowers and Fruit", "Cradle of the Three Juans", and "Garden of Ecuador." Inhabitants of Ambato are called Ambateños, Guaytambos (after a type of native peach that the valley is famous for producing) or Patojos. The current mayor of Ambato is Luis Amoroso.

The city has been fully or partially destroyed by earthquakes several times in its history, most recently on 5 August 1949 (1949 Ambato earthquake) when the city and its cathedral were almost completely levelled. The city was rebuilt in the two years following. In honour of the tenacity of the resident Ambateños, the city celebrates the Festival of Fruits and Flowers during Carnival in February. Today, the Festival of Fruits and Flowers is one of the most important in Ecuador.

The city is referred to as "Cradle of the Three Juans" as it was the birthplace of three notable Ecuadorians: Juan Montalvo, a noted essayist of the 19th century, Juan León Mera, the author of the country's national anthem, and Juan Benigno Vela, a key figure in the Ecuadorean independence movement. The city is well known for its production of fruit, tanneries, food products and textiles. ''Merriam Webster's Geographical Dictionary'' Springfield, MA: Merriam-Webster, 2001. Third Edition. It also serves as a main transportation hub, especially for travelers moving south on the Pan-American Highway.

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