Imbabura Province

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Province of Imbabura
Mount Imbabura from south-east.
Mount Imbabura from south-east.
Flag of Imbabura
Official seal of Imbabura
Imbabura Province in Ecuador
Imbabura Province in Ecuador
Cantons of Imbabura Province
Cantons of Imbabura Province
Country Ecuador
 • Provincial PrefectDiego García
 • Total4,587.51 km2 (1,771.25 sq mi)
 (2010 census)
 • Total398,244
 • Density87/km2 (220/sq mi)
Time zoneECT
Vehicle registrationI
HDI (2017)0.747[1]
high · 7th

Imbabura (Spanish pronunciation: [imbaˈβuɾa]) is a province located in the Andes of northern Ecuador. The capital is Ibarra. The people of the province speak Spanish and the Imbaburan Quechua language.

The summit of Cotacachi Volcano at an elevation of 4,944 metres (16,220 ft) is 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) north-east of the town of Cotacachi.

Cantons[change | change source]

The province is divided into six cantons. The following table lists each with its population at the 2010 census, its area in square kilometres (km²), and the name of the capital.[2]

Canton Pop. (2010) Area (km²) Seat/Capital
Antonio Ante 43,518 81 Atuntaqui
Cotacachi 40,036 1,726 Cotacachi
Ibarra 181,175 1,093 Ibarra
Otavalo 104,874 500 Otavalo
Pimampiro 12,970 437 Pimampiro
San Miguel de Urcuquí 15,671 779 Urcuquí

References[change | change source]

  1. Villalba, Juan. "Human Development Index in Ecuador". Scribd (in Spanish). Retrieved 2019-02-05.
  2. Cantons of Ecuador. Retrieved 4 November 2009.