This article is about the Imbabura province. For the Imbabura volcano, see Imbabura Volcano.
Province in Ecuador
Province of Imbabura
Mount Imbabura from south-east.
Imbabura Province in Ecuador
Cantons of Imbabura Province
• Provincial Prefect
4,587.51 km2 (1,771.25 sq mi)
87/km2 (220/sq mi)
0.747 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. The volcano is located in the large Cotacachi Cayapas Ecological Reserve.
Imbabura Volcano is also located in the province. Best reached from the town of La Esperanza, the 4,609 metres (15,121 ft) high mountain can be climbed in a single day.
Cotacachi volcano as seen from the town of Cotacachi.
^Villalba, Juan. "Human Development Index in Ecuador". Scribd (in Spanish). Retrieved 2019-02-05.