Quito, Ecuador

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Facts About Quito, Ecuador

Regional Population: 1,399,814

Time Zone: America/Guayaquil

Local Currency: USD

Latitude: -0.2166667

Longitude: -78.5

Nearby Airports: UIO

Quito, the capital of Ecuador, sits at an altitude of 9,350 feet—the second highest capital city in the world. Just 15 miles south of the equator, Quito maintains a mild climate throughout its two seasons.

Quito is divided into three sections: the colonial old city sits in the center; the northern area is home to shops and high-rises; and the working class resides in the south. Explore the city on its rapid-transit systems, the easiest way to travel. Climb El Panecillo, a hill that houses a famous sculpture of the Virgin Mary; see Old Town, filled with churches and museums; visit the Museo del Banco Central, where modern, colonial and pre-colonial art works are on display.

 

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