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  • San Antonio de Pichincha - The middle of the world
  • The old middle of the world monument (1936)
  • The middle of the world monument
  • San Antonio de Pichincha main church
  • Main church indoor
  • UNASUR headquarters office - Marzo 2014
  • UNASUR headquarters office - Diciembre 2014
  • Rumicucho pre-inca Ruins
  • Pululahua Geobotanical Reserve
  • The Yumbo's dance
  • Puente de los Pájaros
San Antonio de Pichincha - The middle of the world1 The old middle of the world monument (1936)2 The middle of the world monument3 San Antonio de Pichincha main church4 Main church indoor5 UNASUR headquarters office - Marzo 20146 UNASUR headquarters office - Diciembre 20147 Rumicucho pre-inca Ruins8 Pululahua Geobotanical Reserve9 The Yumbo's dance10 Puente de los Pájaros10

San Antonio de Pichincha Parish- The Middle of the World

San Antonio Parish more known as “The Middle of the World” is located in the north-west of Quito city, It has an approximately population of 65.000 inhabitants according the preliminary census data during 2010. San Antonio has a surface of 116, 26 square kilometers and 2.439 meters of altitude over the sea level. Its foundation date was on 1901, during the presidency of Lenidas Plaza.


Why was named as San Antonio de Pichincha?

Formerly this region had the name of “Lulumbamba” which means Lulum= mature fruit and bamba=plain (Plain of the mature fruits). During the Colonial epoch and with the catholic religion influence, this town took the name of “San Antonio de Lulumbamba”, this name was conserved until 1901 time when was changed to “San Antonio of Pomasqui” and by request of the habitants of the town because was changing into civil Parish, accepts the final name of San Antonio de Pichincha until now.

San Antonio de Pichincha - The Middle of the World