Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas
The Province of Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas is one of the 24 provinces that make up the Republic of Ecuador, located in the northern center of the country, in the geographical area known as the coastal region or coast, on the outer flanks of the western Andes. Its administrative capital is the city of Santo Domingo, which is also its largest and most populated city. It occupies a territory of about 4,180 km², being the nineteenth province of the country by extension and pretending to a higher development in the future.
It borders to the north and east with Pichincha, to the southeast with Cotopaxi, for the south with Los Ríos, to the west with Manabí, and to the northwest with Esmeraldas.410,937 people live in the Santo Domingo province, according to the last national census, being the eleventh most populated province of the country. The Province of Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas is made up of 2 cantons, from which 8 urban parishes and 10 rural parishes are derived. According to the latest territorial order, the province of Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas will belong to a region also comprised by the province of Manabí, although it is not officially conformed, called the Pacific Region. It is one of the most important administrative, economic, financial and commercial centers of Ecuador. The main activities of the province are the commerce, the cattle ranch, the industry and the agriculture. He had different migration periods from the mountains such as faces and yumbos. During the colonial period, this area was legally under the responsibility of the Governación de Caráquez.
After the independence war and the annexation of Ecuador to the Gran Colombia, the Province of Pichincha was created on June 25,1824, within which the current Santo Domingo territory was located. On November 6,2007, the twenty-third province of the country, the Province of Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas, was created.