from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A city of central Ecuador in the Andes south of Quito. Ecuador's independence was proclaimed here in 1830. Population: 124,000.


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  • Bitacon, and how he had thrown so many people into the pits; and the said captain replied that he had done very well; and that he himself had done the same at Riobamba, which is in the province of Quito, where he threw more than two hundred persons into the pits; both stayed here, making war throughout the country.

    Bartholomew de Las Casas; his life, apostolate, and writings

  • o Except for perhaps Barrett and O'Keefe, who had never before in their careers been so ignored by an audience and eventually just walked off the gig and left Frank, the engagement at the Riobamba was a major success, standing room only.

    Sinatra The Man Behind the Myth

  • Due to decentralization in the Ecuadorean public sector, the park management is headed by two managers whose offices are located at Riobamba and Macas.

    Sangay National Park, Ecuador

  • The Park is most open to invasion on the east and south-east, and up the Alao valley in the west to hunters from Riobamba.

    Sangay National Park, Ecuador

  • Seasonal variation is more marked to the west, with only 122 days of rain recorded in Riobamba.

    Sangay National Park, Ecuador

  • The town of Riobamba lies 20 km west and Macas 15 km southeast: 1° 27'-2° 15'S, 78° 04'-78° 31'W.

    Sangay National Park, Ecuador

  • If you went to Ecuador then you also maybe went to Riobamba to hike the volcanoes.

    I’m back… and brought a contest with me! | Baking Bites

  • Whitaker begins his narrative in 1769 in the Andean city of Riobamba as Isabel Godin, with almost all of her possessions packed on a long train of mules, took the first steps on a three thousand mile journey down the Amazon River to meet her husband.

    Asimov's Science Fiction

  • The Congress voted to move the capital from Quito to Riobamba, causing a regional split.

    7. Ecuador

  • Sinatra was supposed to have been paying Dorsey from all engagements, including those at the Copa, Riobamba, and Paramount, but he was behind in his payments, much to Dorsey's indignation.

    Sinatra The Man Behind the Myth


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