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Guayaquil montage.png
Banner o Guayaquil
Offeecial seal o Guayaquil
Nickname(s): La Perla del Pacífico
Scots: The Pearl o the Paceefic
Motto(s): Por Guayaquil Independiente
Guayaquil is locatit in Ecuador
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
 • Mayor Cynthia Viteri
 • Vice-Mayor Josué Sánchez
 • Total 344.5 km2 (133.01 sq mi)
 • Laund 316.42 km2 (122.17 sq mi)
 • Watter 28.08 km2 (10.84 sq mi)
Elevation 4 m (13.2 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Tot 2.278.691
 • Density 7,547.16/km2 (19,547.40/sq mi)
Time zone ECT (UTC-5)

Guayaquil (Spaingie pronunciation: [waʝaˈkil]), offeecially Santiago de Guayaquil, is the lairgest ceety in Ecuador, wi a metro aurie population exceedin 2.9 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 centre o Ecuador's business an manufacturin industries.

Sports[eedit | eedit soorce]

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

Thare are twa major soccer clubs; the Barcelona Sporting Club an the Club Sport Emelec. Baith clubs hae thair 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". Thir twa teams hae a lang history o rivalry in Guayaquil an when thir twa teams play against each ither the gemme 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:

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