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San Juan de Ambato
Panorama view of downtown La Merced and Inbayo area
Panorama view of downtown La Merced and Inbayo area
Flag of Ambato
Coat of arms of Ambato
Coat of arms
Tierra de las Flores y las Frutas (Land of Flowers and Fruits)
Home of Ana A.
Country  Ecuador
Province Tungurahua
Canton Ambato Canton
Founded November 12, 1698
 • City 46.50 km2 (17.95 sq mi)
 • Metro
1,018.32 km2 (393.18 sq mi)
2,577 m (8,455 ft)
Highest elevation
3,900 m (12,800 ft)
Lowest elevation
1,800 m (5,900 ft)
 • City 329,856
Demonym(s) Ambateño,-a
Time zone UTC-5 (ECT)
Area code(s) (+593) 3
Climate Cfb

Ambato ( full form, San Juan de Ambato; Quechua: Ampatu Llaqta) is a city located in the central Andean valley of Ecuador. It is the capital of the province of Tungurahua.

It is nicknamed "City of Flowers and Fruit", "Cradle of the Three Juans", and "Garden of Ecuador." The current mayor of Ambato is Javier Altamirano.

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