Quito

[ kee-taw ]
/ ˈki tɔ /

noun

a city in and the capital of Ecuador, in the N part. 9348 feet (2849 meters) above sea level.

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Ecuador

[ ek-wuh-dawr ]
/ ˈɛk wəˌdɔr /

noun

a republic in NW South America. 109,483 sq. mi. (283,561 sq. km). Capital: Quito.

Related forms

Ec·ua·do·ran, Ec·ua·dor·e·an, Ec·ua·do·ri·an, adjective, nounpro-Ec·ua·dor, adjective
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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)

British Dictionary definitions for quito (2 of 2)

Ecuador

/ (ˈɛkwəˌdɔː) /

noun

a republic in South America, on the Pacific: under the Incas when Spanish colonization began in 1532; gained independence in 1822; declared a republic in 1830. It consists chiefly of a coastal plain in the west, separated from the densely forested upper Amazon basin (Oriente) by ranges and plateaus of the Andes. Official language: Spanish; Quechua is also widely spoken. Religion: Roman Catholic majority. Currency: US dollar. Capital: Quito. Pop: 15 439 429 (2013 est). Area: 283 560 sq km (109 483 sq miles)

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Culture definitions for quito

Ecuador

[ (ek-wuh-dawr) ]

Republic in western South America, bordered by Colombia to the north, Peru to the east and south, and the Pacific Ocean to the west. Its landscape is dominated by the Andes. Quito is its capital, and Guayaquil is its largest city.


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