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Tumbaco (Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador)

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image by Ivan Sache, 12 June 2018

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The parish of Tumbaco (49,944 inhabitants in 2010; 18,100 ha) is located 15 km east of Quito. Tumbaco is said to have been named after Cristina Tumbaco, the widow of the last local chief (cacique), who offered plots to build the church and the cemetery. The "donation" was indeed insinuated, if not forced, by the missionaries of the Society of Jesus who owned the neighboring La Viña Estate.
The ecclesiastic parish of Nuestra Señora de la Limpia Concepción was elevated on 8 December 1670. In the 18th century, Juan de Lima listed Tumbaco among the 25 main villages forming the corregimiento of Quito.
The civil parish of Tumbaco was established in 1861, as part of the canton of Quito.
Source: Parish website
Ivan Sache, 12 June 2018

The Flag

The flag of Tumbaco is horizontally divided celestial blue-light gray with the parish coat of arms in the center.
Source: Municipal website
The emblem features one of the two parish churches of Tumbaco, erected from 1575 to 1600.
Ivan Sache, 12 June 2018