Quito

[ kee-taw ]
/ ˈki tɔ /

noun

a city in and the capital of Ecuador, in the N part. 9,348 feet (2,849 meters) above sea level.

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Quito
/ (ˈkiːtəʊ, Spanish ˈkito) /

noun

the capital of Ecuador, in the north at an altitude of 2850 m (9350 ft), just south of the equator: the oldest capital in South America, existing many centuries before the Incan conquest in 1487; a cultural centre since the beginning of Spanish rule (1534); two universities. Pop: 1 514 000 (2005 est)
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