|Province of Imbabura|
Mount Imbabura from south-east.
Imbabura Province in Ecuador
Cantons of Imbabura Province
|• Provincial Prefect||Diego García|
|• Total||4,587.51 km2 (1,771.25 sq mi)|
|Population (2010 census)|
|• Density||87/km2 (220/sq mi)|
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.
The province is divided into six cantons. The following table lists each with its population at the 2001 census and 2010 census. its area in square kilometres (km²), and the name of the cantonal seat or capital.
|Canton||Pop. (2001)||Pop. (2010)||Area (km²)||Seat/Capital|
|San Miguel de Urcuquí||14,381||15,671||779||Urcuquí|
- Cotacachi Cayapas Ecological Reserve
- Inca-Caranqui, archaeological site
- Provinces of Ecuador
- Cantons of Ecuador
- Gustavo Pareja