San Antonio de Ibarra

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San Antonio de Ibarra
San Antonio de Ibarra
Plaza de Armas in San Antonio
Plaza de Armas in San Antonio
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
CantonIbarra Canton
Named forDon Miguel de Ibarra
2,200 m (7,200 ft)
 (2011 census)
 • Total17,500
Time zoneUTC-5 (ECT)

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 is 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]


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


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]


People born in San Antonio[edit]


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

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