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Guayaquil
Frae top left tae richt: San Martin an Simon Bolivar Statue, Estadio Monumental Banco del Pichincha; Las Peñas, IMAX Malceon 2000, an the Guayas River Bridgewalk.

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Nickname(s): La Perla del Pacífico
Scots: The Pearl o the Paceefic
Motto: Por Guayaquil Independiente
Guayaquil is located in Ecuador
Guayaquil
Guayaquil
Coordinates: 2°11′S 79°53′W / 2.183°S 79.883°W / -2.183; -79.883
Kintra Ecuador
Province Guayas
Canton Guayaquil
Settled 1534
Independence 1820
Government
 • Mayor Jaime Nebot
 • Vice-Mayor Domenica Tabacchi
Area
 • Total 133.01 sq mi (344.5 km2)
 • Land 122.17 sq mi (316.42 km2)
 • Water 10.84 sq mi (28.08 km2)
Elevation 13.2 ft (4 m)
Population (2009[1])
 • Total 3,634,000
 • Density 19,547.40/sq mi (7,547.16/km2)
Time zone ECT (UTC-5)
Website www.guayaquil.gov.ec

Guayaquil (Spainyie pronunciation: [waʝaˈkil]), offeecially Santiago de Guayaquil, is the lairgest ceety in Ecuador, wi a metro aurie population exceedin 3.3 million at the end o 2009, as well as that naition's main port. The ceety is the caipital o the Ecuadorian province o Guayas an the seat o the namesake canton.

Guayaquil is locatit on the wastren bank o the Guayas River, which flows intae the Paceefic Ocean at the Gulf o Guayaquil. Acause o its location, the ceety is the center o Ecuador's business an manufacturin industries.

Sports[eedit | eedit soorce]

Barcelona's Stadium Estadio Monumental, the seicont lairgest stadium in Sooth Americae.

There are twa major soccer clubs; the Barcelona Sporting Club an the Club Sport Emelec. Baith clubs hae their awn stadiums; the Estadio Monumental Banco del Pichincha is the hame o the "Barcelonistas" while the Estadio George Capwell is the hame o the "Emeleccistas". These twa teams hae a lang history o rivalry in Guayaquil an when these twa teams play against each ither the game is cried "El Clásico del Astillero". (Emelec is short for "Empresa Electrica del Ecuador" – the team wis sponsored bi the electric pouer company when foondit.)

The ceety is an aa the home o Nicolás Lapentti, a tennis player. The "Abierto de Tenis Ciudad de Guayaquil" is a tennis tournament organised in Guayaquil ivery year bi Andrés Gómez an Luis Morejon in November o ivery year.

Anither major event in the ceety is the Guayaquil Marathon, organised bi DM3, which is held ivery year on the first weekend o October syne 2005. This race is certified bi the (AIMS) Association of International Marathons and Distance Races.

Sister ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

Guayaquil haes ceety pairtnerships wi the follaein ceeties an/or regions:

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. CIA World Factbook. CIA, 2011.