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Ambato

(ämbä`tō), city (1990 pop. 124,166), capital of Tungurahua prov., central Ecuador, in a high Andean valley. A major commercial and transportation center, Ambato is noted for the variety of fruit grown in its outskirts and is called the "Garden of Ecuador." Sugarcane, grains, and cotton are also raised, and hides are processed. The city produces footwear and textiles. Picturesque Ambato is a favorite resort of the rich. Among its fine buildings is an old cathedral. The city has been frequently damaged by volcanic eruptions and earthquakes and in 1949 was almost totally destroyed by an earthquake.
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Desde otra perspectiva, que mide el grado de participacion de las empresas creativas respecto al total de empresas en el conjunto de la economia del pais, las capitales de provincia muestran nuevamente una tendencia contrastada: mientras que algunas ciudades (Quito, Cuenca, Ambato o Riobamba) se muestran mas propensas a incrementar el porcentaje de empresas de los sectores creativos, otras, como Guayaquil, Portoviejo, Machala, Ibarra o Babahoyo aparecen con una capacidad de aglutinamiento de este tipo de establecimientos economicos significativamente menor.
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The governor of Tungurahua province, Lira Villalba, told reporters that the bus went off the road between the provincial capital Ambato and the town of Pillaro.