Ecuador
Imbabura Volcano 4'630 m

The Imbabura is an inactive stratovolcano in the northern part of Ecuador (Imbabura Province).

 

 Ecuador Imbabura Volcano Mountain stamp 1982

Ecuador 1954, Lago San Pablo and the Imbabura Volcano.

At the foothills south of the Volcano Imbabura lies San Pablo Lake at 2'660 metres of altitude. It is of volcanic origin and an oval shaped lake 3 km long and 2 km wide with a depths of up to 80 metres.

 

 Ecuador Imbabura Volcano Mountain stamp 1982

Ecuador 1956-1958, Lago San Pablo and the Imbabura Volcano.

 

 Ecuador Imbabura Volcano Mountain stamp 1958 Coat of Arms

Ecuador 1958, the Coat of Arms of Otavalo (Imbabura Province) shows also the Imbabura Volcano.

 

 Ecuador Imbabura Volcano Mountain stamp 1988

Ecuador 1988, Laguna de Yahuarcocha and the Imbabura Volcano.
Laguna de Yahuarcocha lies in the north of Ibarra and the Imbabura Volcano.

 

 Ecuador Imbabura Volcano Mountain stamp Laguna Yahuarcocha 2001

Ecuador 2001 Laguna de Yahuarcocha and the Imbabura Volcano (behind the flag).

At the Lago Yahuarcocha is also located the motorsport circuit "Autodromo Internacional de Yahuarcocha", also known as "Autódromo José Tobar Tobar".

 

 Ecuador 2006 El Lechero ancient tree and Imbabura Volcano Mountain stamp 2006

Ecuador 2006, El Lechero ancient tree in the foreground and the Imbabura Volcano in background.

"El Lechero is an ancient tree (more tan 500 years old), at the aboriginal times it was a military viewpoint called Pucara. From this place the Laguna de San Pablo, Imbabura volcano and the town of Otavalo can be seen. This place is a ceremonial sacred centre for native culture, where rituals related to the Andean agricultural calendar, such as equinoxes and solstices also purification of the bad spirits, are performed. So it is good for the mystic tourism, even for the pictures, because the point of view is on the top of the hill.

 

Ecuador 2006, "400 years city of Ibarra".
In the background the Imbabura Volcano.

The city of Ibarra is the capital of the Imbabura Province. It is situated at the foot of the Imbabura Volcano.

 

 

 

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