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ˈki toʊquito

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Quito, capital of Ecuadornoun

    the capital of Ecuador


  1. Quitonoun

    The capital city of Ecuador.


  1. Quito

    Quito (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈkito] (listen); Quechua: Kitu), formally San Francisco de Quito, is the capital and largest city of Ecuador, with an estimated population of 2.8 million in its urban area. It is also the capital of the province of Pichincha. Quito is located in a valley on the eastern slopes of Pichincha, an active stratovolcano in the Andes, at an elevation of 2,850 m (9,350 ft), making it the second-highest capital city in the world.Quito is the political and cultural center of Ecuador as the country's major governmental, administrative, and cultural institutions are located within the city. The majority of transnational companies with a presence in Ecuador are headquartered there. It is also one of the country's two major industrial centers—the port city of Guayaquil being the other one. The date of its first habitation is unknown, but archaeological evidence suggests that it was first settled by sedentary populations between 4400 and 1600 BC. In the late fifteenth century, the Inca Emperor Huayna Capac defeated the Quitu, the region's original inhabitants, and incorporated Quito into the Inca Empire, designating it into the capital of the Inca Empire's northern region. The Spanish conquest of the city in 1534 is the date most frequently cited as the city's official founding, making Quito the oldest capital in South America. Quito's historic center is among the largest and best-preserved in the Americas. In 1978, Quito and Kraków were the first World Cultural Heritage Sites declared by UNESCO. Quito is the capital city closest to the Equator, with its northern limits ending about 1 km (0.62 miles) south of the line. In 2008, the city was designated as the headquarters of the Union of South American Nations.


  1. quito

    Quito is the capital city of Ecuador, located in South America. It is the highest official capital city in the world, sitting at an elevation of around 2,850 meters (9,350 ft) above sea level. Quito is also one of the oldest cities in the Americas and is known for its well-preserved colonial architecture in the Old Town, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978.


  1. Quito

    Quito — formally San Francisco de Quito — is the capital city of Ecuador, and at an elevation of 9,350 feet, it is the highest capital city in the world housing the administrative, legislative and judicial functions. It is located in north-central Ecuador in the Guayllabamba river basin, on the eastern slopes of Pichincha, an active stratovolcano in the Andes mountains. With a population of 2,239,191 according to the last census, Quito is the second most populous city in Ecuador, after Guayaquil. It is also the capital of the Pichincha province and the seat of Metropolitan District of Quito. The canton recorded a population of 1,842,201 residents in the 2001 national census. In 2008, the city was designated as the headquarters of the Union of South American Nations. The Historic Center of Quito has one of the largest, least-altered and best-preserved historic centers in the Americas. Quito, along with Kraków, were the first World Cultural Heritage Sites declared by UNESCO in 1978. The central square of Quito is located about 25 kilometres south of the equator; the city itself extends to within about 1 kilometre of zero latitude. A monument and museum marking the general location of the equator is known locally as la mitad del mundo, to avoid confusion, as the word ecuador is Spanish for equator.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Quito

    the capital of Ecuador, situated at an elevation of nearly 9000 ft. above the sea-level, and cut up with ravines; stands in a region of perpetual spring and amid picturesque surroundings, the air clear and the sky a dark deep blue. The chief buildings are of stone, but all the ordinary dwellings are of sun-dried brick and without chimneys. It is in the heart of a volcanic region, and is subject to frequent earthquakes, in one of which, in 1797, 40,000 of the inhabitants perished. The population consists chiefly of Indians, whose religious interests must be well cared for, for there are no fewer than 400 priests to watch over their spiritual welfare.

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  1. QUITO

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Quito is ranked #18106 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Quito surname appeared 1,538 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Quito.

    85.9% or 1,322 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    9.5% or 147 total occurrences were Asian.
    3.1% or 48 total occurrences were White.
    0.9% or 14 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.4% or 7 total occurrences were Black.

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  1. quoit

  2. toqui

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of quito in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of quito in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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