Ambato, Ecuador

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Ambato
City
San Juan de Ambato
Panorama view of downtown La Merced and Inbayo area
Panorama view of downtown La Merced and Inbayo area
Flag of Ambato
Flag
Nickname(s): 
Tierra de las Flores y las Frutas (Land of Flowers and Fruits)
Motto(s): 
Home of Ana A.
Ambato is located in Ecuador
Ambato
Ambato
Location in Ecuador
Coordinates: 1°14′30″S 78°37′11″W / 1.24167°S 78.61972°W / -1.24167; -78.61972Coordinates: 1°14′30″S 78°37′11″W / 1.24167°S 78.61972°W / -1.24167; -78.61972
Country Ecuador
ProvinceTungurahua
CantonAmbato Canton
FoundedNovember 12, 1698
Government
 • AlcaldeJavier Altamirano
Area
 • City46.50 km2 (17.95 sq mi)
 • Metro
1,018.32 km2 (393.18 sq mi)
Elevation
2,577 m (8,455 ft)
Highest elevation
3,900 m (12,800 ft)
Lowest elevation
1,800 m (5,900 ft)
Population
 (2010)
 • City329,856[1]
Demonym(s)Ambateño,-a
Time zoneUTC-5 (ECT)
Area code(s)(+593) 3
ClimateCfb
Websitewww.ambato.gob.ec (in Spanish)

Ambato (Spanish pronunciation: [amˈbato]; full form, San Juan de Ambato; Quechua: Ampatu Llaqta) is a city located in the central Andean valley of Ecuador.[2] It is the capital of the province of Tungurahua.

It is nicknamed "City of Flowers and Fruit", "Cradle of the Three Juans", and "Garden of Ecuador." The current mayor of Ambato is Javier Altamirano.

References[change | change source]

  1. Template:INEC censo 2010
  2. Columbia Gazetteer of the WorldNew York: Columbia University Press, 1998