Latacunga


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Latacunga

(lätäko͞ong`gä), city (1990 pop. 39,882), capital of Cotopaxi prov., N central Ecuador. A town of the ancient Incas, it is in a high mountain basin between the E and W Andean cordilleras. It lies within an agricultural and livestock region. Manufactures include ceramics, ammunition, and furniture. Not far from Cotopaxi volcano, the city has suffered severe earthquakes.
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Latacunga

 

a city in Ecuador in the Andes Mountains, south of the volcano Cotopaxi, on the Pan American Highway; administrative center of Cotopaxi Province. Population, 17,300 (1970).

Latacunga is the commercial center for a cattle-raising and agricultural (cereal crops) region. The city also mills flour and produces butter and other dairy products. There is an airport. Latacunga, founded in 1534, is a tourist center.

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References in classic literature ?
He has large haciendas at Ambato and Latacunga, and down the coast is he interested in oil-wells.
He asked her name and upon hearing it recognized Mariana Carcelen, his dancing partner of a few weeks before in Latacunga. The general advised Mariana to return home.
His interest in his indigenous ancestors had been sparked at the age of 10 when his father, a carpenter, brought home some pre-Hispanic vases he had unearthed while working on a construction project in the provincial town of Latacunga. By the time Guayasamin was in his twenties and his career as an artist was beginning to take off, he had developed a serious interest in the symbols and motifs used by the pre-Columbian peoples of South America.
Um deles e ofertado por uma universidade privada "Universidad de Cotopaxi", localizada na cidade de Latacunga (capital do Estado de Cotopaxi).
Es asi como docentes de la carrera de Tecnologia en Analisis de Sistemas Instituto Tecnologico Superior Vicente Leon, ubicado en la ciudad de la Latacunga -Ecuador creen conveniente conocer como aprenden sus estudiantes, con la finalidad de encontrar su estilo de aprendizaje dominante para buscar una adecuada estrategia de ensenanza.