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Pedro Vicente Maldonado Canton (Pichincha, Ecuador)

Cantón Pedro Vicente Maldonado

Last modified: 2021-08-26 by klaus-michael schneider
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image by Jens Pattke, 29 October 2002

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The canton was formed on 28 January 1992.
Ivan Sache, 20 October 2008

Pedro Vicente Maldonado canton (65,650 ha) is located in the north-west of Pichincha province, on the borders with Imbabura and Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas provinces.
The settlement of Pedro Vicente Maldonado was established on 29 September 1972, as part of the newly formed parish of San Miguel de los Bancos. On 30 August 1978, Pedro Vicente Maldonado was erected the 36th parish of Quito canton.
A committee for the erection of Pedro Vicente Maldonado was set up in 1987 by Hugo Pérez. This was obtained by a Law passed on 20 January 1992 and published on 28 January 1992 in the Supplement to the Ecuadorian official gazette, No. 862.
Canton website

The canton's namesake is the scientist Pedro Vicente Maldonado (1704-1748), member of the French-Spanish Geodesic Mission (1736-1737).
Ivan Sache, 18 September 2018


The flag of Pedro Vicente Maldonado is horizontally divided white-green.

The most likely explanation of the origin of the canton flag is supported by sports managers (Benjamín Peralvo and Humberto Chuquín) and sportsmen (José Molina, Marcelo Vallejo and Darwin Zavala, among others) of the time.
In 1978, the Association of Rural Leagues of Quito Canton invited the newly created parish of Pedro Vicente Maldonado to enter the football Inter-parish Championship, held in Guayllabamba.
The club equipment was hastily designed during the night preceding the competition: white jerseys and green trunks. The team was required to march behind the parish flag during the opening ceremony; accordingly, a flag was sewn in a hurry on the model of the club's colors.
Canton website
Ivan Sache, 18 September 2018

Coat of Arms

image from provincial website, located by Falko Schmidt, 29 October 2002