San Antonio de Ibarra

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San Antonio de Ibarra
City
San Antonio de Ibarra
Plaza de Armas in San Antonio
Plaza de Armas in San Antonio
Nickname(s): 
Capital de la artesanía
San Antonio de Ibarra is located in Ecuador
San Antonio de Ibarra
San Antonio de Ibarra
Coordinates: 0°21′45.64″N 78°07′50.40″W / 0.3626778°N 78.1306667°W / 0.3626778; -78.1306667Coordinates: 0°21′45.64″N 78°07′50.40″W / 0.3626778°N 78.1306667°W / 0.3626778; -78.1306667
CountryEcuador
ProvinceImbabura
CantonIbarra Canton
Founded1683
Named forDon Miguel de Ibarra
Elevation
2,200 m (7,200 ft)
Population
(2011 census)
 • Total17,500
Time zoneUTC-5 (ECT)
ClimateCsb

San Antonio de Ibarra is a city in northern Ecuador that lies at the foot of the Imbabura Volcano and on the left bank of the Tahuando River in Imbabura Province. It's about 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) from the provincial capital of Ibarra and about 70 kilometres (43 mi) northeast of Ecuador's capital Quito.[1]

History[edit]

The city was founded in 1683, but there is evidence of human settlement from 100 years before.[citation needed]

Culture[edit]

San Antonio is famous for its wood artisans. For this is called also the Capital of wood artisans.[2] Pope Francis, during his July 2015 visit to Ecuador, received a wood sculpture made by Jorge Villalba, born in San Antonio, as a gift.[3]

Monuments[edit]

People born in San Antonio[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "San Antonio de Ibarra". touribarra.gob.ec. Retrieved 2 December 2015.
  2. ^ "San Antonio de Ibarra busca reflotar la artesanía". elcomercio.com. Retrieved 2 December 2015.
  3. ^ "San Antonio de Ibarra recibirá al papa con 300 mil artesanías de madera". ecuavisa.com. Retrieved 2 December 2015.

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