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Imbabura des del sud This article is about the Imbabura province. For the Imbabura volcano, see Imbabura Volcano.

Imbabura is a province located in the Andes of northern Ecuador. The capital is Ibarra. The people of the province speak Spanish, and a large portion of the population also speaks the Imbaburan Kichwa variety of the 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.

Table of contents
  1. Cantons
  2. Today
  3. Demographics
  4. See also


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.


The governor of Imbabura is Paolina Vercoutere Quinche. She was appointed on 17 June 2022.


Ethnic groups as of the Ecuadorian census of 2010:
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