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Químiag Parish (Chimborazo, Ecuador)

Last modified: 2015-01-23 by zoltán horváth
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image by Ivan Sache, 12 January 2015

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The parish of Químiag is part of Riobamba canton (Chimborazo province). Químiag is located 10 km south-east of the town of Riobamba.
Químiag was once inhabited by the Quimaes / Quilimas, who belonged to the Confederation of the Puruhaes. After the Spanish conquest, the colonial village of Santiago de Químiag was established by a founder whose name has been lost. The parish of Quimiag was established on 29 May 1861, as part of Guano canton, and transferred to Riobamba canton on 22 April 1897.
Ivan Sache, 12 January 2015

The Flag

The flag of Químiag is horizontally divided yellow-white-green. Yellow represents maize and wheat, the main crops in the parish. White represents the frosted areas of the El Altar snowy volcano ("nevado"), as well as purity and nobleness of the people. Green represents the greenness of the crops and of the "páramo" [high  mountain vegetation composed mainly of giant rosette plants, shrubs and grasses], which is known as the "Lawn of the Heights".
Source: - Parish website
Ivan Sache, 12 January 2015