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Caipital ceity
San Francisco de Quito
Banner o Quito
Official seal of Quito
Luz de América (Licht o Americae), Carita de Dios (God's Face), Ciudad de los Cielos (Ceity o the heavens)
Quito is located in Ecuador
Location o Quito athin Ecuador
Coordinates: 00°15′00″S 78°35′00″W / 0.25000°S 78.58333°W / -0.25000; -78.58333Coordinates: 00°15′00″S 78°35′00″W / 0.25000°S 78.58333°W / -0.25000; -78.58333
Foondation6 December 1534
Foondit biSebastián de Benalcázar
Named forQuitu
Urban parishes
 • TeepMayor an cooncil
 • Govrenin bodyMunicipality o Quito
 • MayorSantiago Guarderas
 • Caipital ceity324 km2 (125 sq mi)
 • Water0 km2 (0 sq mi)
 • Metro
4204 km2 (1,623 sq mi)
2850 m (9350 ft)
 • Caipital ceity2,011,388
 • Density6,200/km2 (16,000/sq mi)
 • Metro
 • Metro density640/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
 • Demonym
Time zoneUTC-5 (ECT)
Postal code
Area code(s)(0)2

San Francisco de Quito, maist aften cried Quito (Spaingie pronunciation: [ˈkito]), is the caipital ceity o Ecuador in northwastren Sooth Americae. It is locatit in north-central Ecuador in the Guayllabamba river basin, on the eastren slopes o Pichincha, an active stratovolcano in the Andes muntains. Wi a population o 1,978,376 accordin tae the last census (2019), Quito is the seicont maist populous ceity in Ecuador, efter Guayaquil. It is the caipital o the Pichincha province an the seat o Metropolitan Destrict o Quito an aw. The canton recordit a population o 2,700,000 residents in the 2019. In 2008 the ceity wis designatit as the heidquarters o the Union o Sooth American Naitions.

The elevation o the ceity's central square (Plaza de La Independencia or Plaza Grande) is 2,800 m (aboot 9,186 ft), makin Quito the seicont-heichest administrative caipital ceity in the warld (efter La Paz, Bolivie), an the heichest legal caipital (ahead o Sucre, in Bolivie, an Bogotá, Colombie).

The central square o Quito is locatit aboot 25 km (15 mile) sooth o the equator; the ceity itsel extends tae athin aboot 1 km (0.6 mile) o zero latitude. A monument an museum markin the general location o the equator is kent locally as la mitad del mundo (the middle o the warld), tae avoid confusion, as the wird ecuador is Spainyie for equator.

Quito, alang wi Krakow, wur the first Warld Cultural Heritage Steids declared bi UNESCO in 1978.

Guápulo, Quito[eedit | eedit soorce]

Guápulo is a destrict of Quito, Ecuador, cried an electoral parish (parroquia electoral urbana) an aw. The parish wis established as a result o the October 2004 poleetical elections whan the ceity wis dealt intae 19 urban electoral parishes.[1] Set behind Hotel Quito, the neighborhood of Guápulo runs doun the winding Camino de Orellana, frae González Suárez tae Calle de los Conquistadores, the main road oot of Quito an tae the neighboring suburbs.[2] [3] Eften considered an artsy, bohemian neighborhood of Quito, Guápulo is home tae mony local artists an a couple of hippy cafés/bars. Every year on September 7 the guapuleños honour thair neighborhood wi the Fiestas de Guápulo, a fantastic celebration complete wi costumes, parade, fuid, drink, sang, dance, an fireworks.

Guápulo Park [4] is a 19.5 hectares, 48 acre public park.[5][6][7][8] The park is administered bi the Public Sector unner the Parks an Public Spaces Urban Spaces that is unner the National Plan for Good Livin as tae the creation of green spaces for cultural practices, recreational an sports activities.

Plaza San Fransisco ( Kirk an Convent of St. Francis ) in the Historic Center of Quito.

(Guápulo) image gallery[eedit | eedit soorce]

Twin touns an sister ceities[eedit | eedit soorce]

Quito is twinned wi:

  1. "Lonely Planet Ecuador". Archived frae the original on 29 September 2008. Retrieved 2 November 2015.
  2. "Guápulo Guide". Archived frae the original on 8 December 2015. Retrieved 2 November 2015.
  3. Arts and Crafts in Guapulo Archived 2010-01-28 at the Wayback Machine
  4. http://www.parquesyespacios.gob.ec/ Archived 2015-10-12 at the Wayback Machine
  5. http://www.ambiente.gob.ec/parque-guapulo-nuevas-obras-se-entregan-para-beneficio-de-quito/ Archived 2015-10-17 at the Wayback Machine ambiente.gob.ec/parque-guapulo
  6. "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived frae the original (PDF) on 26 Februar 2014. Retrieved 2 November 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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  8. "Archived copy". Archived frae the original on 22 November 2015. Retrieved 2 November 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)