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Latacunga
City
San Vicente Mártir de Latacunga
From top, left to right: Central Park Vicente León, Saint Joseph Cathedral, City hall of Latacunga, the House of the Marquises, Chile Square, Vicente León High School, Our Lady of Mercy Church, Cotopaxi Technical University and Salcedo Street.
From top, left to right: Central Park Vicente León, Saint Joseph Cathedral, City hall of Latacunga, the House of the Marquises, Chile Square, Vicente León High School, Our Lady of Mercy Church, Cotopaxi Technical University and Salcedo Street.
Flag of Latacunga
Coat of arms of Latacunga
Nickname: 
Mashca City (Ciudad Mashca)
Latacunga is located in Ecuador
Latacunga
Latacunga
Latacunga's location in Ecuador
Coordinates: 0°55′54.98″S 78°36′57.88″W / 0.9319389°S 78.6160778°W / -0.9319389; -78.6160778Coordinates: 0°55′54.98″S 78°36′57.88″W / 0.9319389°S 78.6160778°W / -0.9319389; -78.6160778
CountryLatacunga Ecuador
ProvinceCotopaxi
CantonLatacunga
FoundedApril 12, 1557
Founded byCap. Antonio de Clavijo
Named forLlacta Cunani
Parishes
Urban Parishes
  • La Matriz
  • Eloy ALfaro
  • Ignacio Flores
  • San Buenaventura
  • Juan Montalvo
  • Gil Ramírez Dávalos
  • Hermano Miguel
Government
 • MayorByron Cárdenas Cerda
Area
 • City264.86 km2 (102.26 sq mi)
 • Metro
1,385.64 km2 (535.00 sq mi)
Elevation
2,860 m (9,380 ft)
Population
 (2010)
INEC decadal
national census
 • City98,355
 • Density370/km2 (960/sq mi)
 • Metro
298,440 (Great Latacunga)
DemonymLatacungueño / a
Time zoneUTC-5 (ECT)
ZIP codes
Zip codes
Area code(+593) 3
WebsiteOfficial website (in Spanish)
Latacunga
Monument to Vicente León on the main square of Latacunga

Latacunga (Spanish pronunciation: [lataˈkuŋɡa]; Quechua: Latakunga) is a plateau town of Ecuador, capital of the Cotopaxi Province, 89 km (55 mi) south of Quito, near the confluence of the Alaquez and Cutuchi rivers to form the Patate, the headstream of the Pastaza. At the time of census 2010 Latacunga had 98,355 inhabitants,[1] largely mestizo and indigenous.

Latacunga took its independence from Spain on November 11, 1820.[2]

Latacunga is an hour and half south from Quito on the Pan-American Highway. It was previously also on the old road from Quito to Guayaquil, and has a railway station between those cities. It is 9, 383. 2  ft (2,860 m). above sea level. Its climate is cold and windy, due to the neighboring snowclad heights, and the barren, pumice-covered tableland on which it stands. The active volcano Cotopaxi is only 25 km. away, and the town has suffered repeatedly from eruptions. Founded in 1534, it was four times destroyed by earthquakes between 1698 and 1798. The neighboring ruins of an older native town are said to date from the Incas Empire.

Latacunga's most noted food is chugchucaras, empanadas, plantains, popcorn, and tostado (a type of toasted corn). Often, food is mixed with ají, a type of condiment that can be mild to very spicy depending on its preparation.

The Latacunga economy is dependent on agriculture, floriculture and commerce. It has an international airport, the Cotopaxi International Airport, that is not used for international passenger use, but as an Air Force base and some special commercial flights. The local volcanic activity has led to the accumulation of pumice deposits which are currently mined, as well as the presence of natural sparkling water, which is bottled under the brand name San Felipe.

The airplane scene in the film Maria Full of Grace was filmed out of the Latacunga airport using local extras. The landscape seen from the plane is the area surrounding Latacunga.

  1. ^ www.inec.gob.ec[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "La Independencia de Latacunga el 11 de noviembre de 1820". Archived from the original on 2014-05-29. Retrieved 2014-05-29.

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