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___ Satellite View and Map of the City of Quito (San Francisco de Quito), Ecuador

Panorama of Quito, capital city of Ecuador
Panorama of Quito, Cotopaxi volcano in background.
Image: Carlos Rodríguez/Andes

About Quito

Quito Coat of ArmsSatellite view is showing San Francisco de Quito, second most populous city and the national capital of Ecuador. The city is located in the Guayllabamba river basin, on the eastern slopes of the Pichincha volcano in the Andes mountains, in northern Ecuador.

View of Quito's old town with El Panecillo hill
View from Quito's historic center along Calle Garcia Moreno, El Panecillo hill in background.
Image: Cayambe
The city was founded in the 16th century on the ruins of an Inca city.

Quito lies at an altitude of 2,850 m (9,350 ft.), making it the second highest capital in the world only surpassed by La Paz in Bolivia.

The city has a population of about 1.5 million inhabitants. Official language is Spanish.

The Historic Center of Quito is a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. It is one of the largest, least-altered and best-preserved historic centers in the Americas.

The monasteries of San Francisco and Santo Domingo, and the Church and Jesuit College of La Compañía, with their rich interiors, are pure examples of the 'Baroque school of Quito', which is a fusion of Spanish, Italian, Moorish, Flemish and indigenous art.

Quito, Historic Center, as seen from El Panecillo, with Basílica del Voto Nacional in the center
View of the historic centre of the city, as seen from El Panecillo, with Basílica del Voto Nacional in the center.
Image: Cayambe
Some other Points of interest: Basílica del Voto Naciona and Cathedral of Quito, La Capilla del Hombre (museum), Parque La Carolina and Parque El Ejido (parks), TelefériQo (gondola lift from the city center up the east side of Pichincha Volcano to lookout Cruz Loma), Vulqano Park (amusement park)

Outside Quito: Pululahua Geobotanical Reserve with Pululuhua Volcano and Cotopaxi National Park with Cotopaxi volcano.

The map shows a city map of Quito with expressways, main roads and streets, and the location of Mariscal Sucre International Airport (IATA code: UIO) in the Tababela parish, 36 km (23 mi) by road (via Ruta Collas) east of the city center.

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Local Time Quito:
Sunday-December-10  15:41  
UTC/GMT -5 hours
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Coordinates: 00°15′00″S 78°35′00″W
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External Links:
Quito (official web site)

City of Quito - UNESCO World Heritage

Wikipedia: Quito
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