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  Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Quito   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
The setting of Quito is visually splendid: It lies at the foot of the Pichincha volcano in the hollow of a gently sloping, fertile valley.
Riobamba is the headquarters of the railroad from Quito to Guayaquil.
Quito centre of the ancient world: a lone researcher in the Ecuadorian Andes has uncovered evidence of a civilisation of astronomers who, as far back as 1500 BC, were capable of calculating the movement of the sun with the same accuracy as the latest satellite positioning equipment.
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 Quito, Ecuador
Quito, capital of Ecuador, is located on a horizontal strip of land which extends from North to South.
Three years later, in 1978, Quito was declared Cultural Heritage of Humanity with the intention of preserving its colonial architecture in convents, churches, and the historical centre in general.
Quito, capital city of the Republic of Ecuador, is today an enterprising metropolis, site of the government, and political centre of the country.
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 Learn Spanish in Quito, Ecuador
Quito has long been an important city in South America: it belonged to the ancient Amerindian Quitu tribe, then to the vast Incan Empire, and was conquered by Spain in 1534.
Despite Quito's proximity to the equator, its high altitude lends it a pleasant climate often described as a "permanent spring." The city itself is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and its historic center is considered to be the best preserved in Latin America.
Quito's population of over 1.2 million spreads into the modern and residential areas of the city, with everything you would expect of a contemporary world capital.
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 Quito - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Quito's origins date back to the first millennium, when nomadic tribes roamed the area and ultimately formed a commercial center where Quito is currently located.
The Diocese of Quito was established in 1545 and was elevated to the Archdiocese of Quito in 1849.
Quito was named the country's capital for being the original home of numerous prehispanic cultures, for its role in the independence of Ecuador, and because it was an important administrative seat.
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 Quito Information - Ecuador General Information : GoEcuador.com
The capital of Ecuador, Quito, lies at an elevation of 9000 feet in the province of Pichincha surrounded by the Andes mountains.
Quito is considered to be one of the most beautiful capitals in the world.
The historic center of Quito, known as the "Old City" is replete with narrow and winding cobblestone streets, magnificent churches and wide-open squares.
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 Quito Travel Guide Quito Ecuador
Quito is Ecuador's capital, the country's second largest city and the capital of the province of Pichincha.
Quito which stands just 22 km from the equatorial line has along with its 2,850m elevation above sea level, often been compared to an English springtime climate with mean temperatures of around 13ºC and afternoon rainfall mainly from October to May, as the clouds roll in covering the indigo blue skies.
Quito is a long and thin city running north to south for over 40 km and by approximately 4 km from west to east, the volcano Guagua Pichincha lies to the west and is a good geographical landmark to orientate yourself.
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 Quito Ecuador
Though on the equator, Quito’s climate is known to be perpetually spring-like.
Quito is also a very conservative city while visiting you will want to wear long pants, and perhaps a lightweight shirt and carry a jacket with you just in case, shorts are not appropriate attire when visiting churches and other attractions.
Initially settled in the first millennium Quito has severed as capital for the Shyris culture in the 12th century, the Quitus culture in the 15th century, and Inca Kingdom in the 16th century, the Spanish and now is capital of Ecuador.
www.galapagosonline.com /Explore_Ecuador/Andes/Quito/Quito.html   (2113 words)

 Plannin your visit Quito, Ecuador :: a complete and helpful travel guide to help plan your South American vacation.
In Quito the temperature ranges from 7 degrees C (55 F) at night to 26 C (78 F) at noon, and averages 15 C (64 F).
Quito sees its fair share of rain from October through May though even during this period the climate supports a multitude of diversions.
Quito is very easy to get around, especially if you ignore the new street numbering system.
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 Travel Quito Ecuador Quito Hotels Quito Map Mapas de Quito
Quito's Old Town is a wonder—blocks and blocks of colonial architecture, some of it dating to the mid 1500s when the Spanish founded the city.
of Quito - is constituted by a church and a monastery.
The park is in the province of Cotopaxi, 50 kilometers from Quito.
www.ecuador.us /quito.htm   (627 words)

 Destination Quito, Ecuador :: a complete and helpful travel guide to help plan your South American vacation.
Quito is located in a long, narrow valley between the lush base of the Volcano Pichincha (to the west) and the precipitous canyon of the river Machángara (to the east).
In the evening, Quito is an oasis of lights against the complete darkness of the forested mountains and volcanoes that surround it.
Quito is set in a long, shallow valley at an elevation of 2,800 miles (9,200 ft) above sea level.
www.quito.ws   (306 words)

 Quito travel guide
Quito new attraction "TELEFERICO" is now open this Cable car takes you all the way up to see Quito's surrounding and the great valleys with snow covered volcanoes near by, take a nice cam with you and be ready to take hundreds of pictures.
Quito offers nice mountains, spring weather all year round and it also has a main transport hub (because of its airport), so you might spend some time here and also consider doing daytrips from Quito to surrounding town and mountains.
Quito is the capital, has the big government, embassies....Guayaquil is the largest city in Ecuador has the port and is the financial district for the country.
www.world66.com /southamerica/ecuador/quito   (544 words)

 Quito Travel Guide | Fodor's Online
Quito is an engaging city and an excellent base for excursions into the nearby central highland and Imbabura regions, as well as a stopping-off point on the way to the Galápagos Islands.
Quito lies only 24 km (15 mi) south of the equator, but because of its altitude it has a mild climate all year.
After the weather, Quito's other surprise is its preserved, vibrant Old City, a maze of colonial mansions, cathedrals, and crowded cobblestone streets.
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The city of Quito, formerly known as San Francisco de Quito, capital of the Republic of Ecuador, is situated 14' south of the Equator, and 114 miles inland from the Pacific Ocean.
Quito is remarkable for its many beautiful churches, especially the old seventeenth-century Jesuit Church of Santa Ana, San Francisco, La Merced, and El Sagrario.
The Diocese of Quito was erected by Paul III on 8 Jan., 1545, at the request of Charles V, and made suffragan of Lima.
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 Quito Zoo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
From March 1999, it is the institution in charge of the administration of the Quito Zoo in Guayllabamba.
Quito ZOO in Guayllabamba The Zoo was opened to the public on August 18, 1997.
The Zoo is in the town of Guayllabamba, 29 kilometers away from the north of Quito.
www.quito.gov.ec /ingles/inquitozoo.htm   (558 words)

 Quito apartment -the village of Guapulo and surrounding area
The historic church at the centre is Quito's oldest colonial church, the Sanctuario de Guapulo.
From Quito you can book trips to Indian markets (Otavalo is one and a half hours by car), the cloud forest and jungle, trekking in the great volcanoes, or the Pacific coast.
Quito was the first UNESCO world heritage city and is the Ibero-america City of Culture 2004.
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 Quito Ecuador Quito Hotels Quito Travel Agencies Quito Spanish Schools Quito Ecuador
Strangely enough, Quito's airport is located in the middle of the city.
The distance from the most southern point of Quito to the far north is 30 km, but from east to west it is only 3 or 4 km.
Addresses in Quito are given with two streets; the destination should be close to the junction between the two.
www.ecuaworld.com /quito.htm   (1201 words)

 Quito Ecuador - Quito Altitude, Quito Travel, Weather, and History
In truth the territory of the Quito Audencia greatly exceeded that of present-day Ecuador, encompassing the north of Peru, the city of Cali in the south of Colombia, and much of the Amazon River Basin east of Ecuador.
Quito's altitude, at 2820 M (9252 feet), Quito is almost twice as high as Denver, Colorado.
Most Quito flights arrive at night, and many travelers arrive in shorts and beach wear assuming that since its on the Equator, it must be hot, then the first step out of the airport gives them a crisp, cool Quito welcome.
www.ecuadorexplorer.com /html/quito_overview.html   (1236 words)

 Ecuador Travel Guide - Quito
Quito, the country's capital, is located about 2,800 meters (9,186 feet) above sea level and is propped right at the base of Pichincha Volcano.
Most travelers arrive first in Quito, often described as a city with a small town atmosphere (although it is rapidly growing into a sprawling metropolis).
Quito gained political power in the mid 16th century and by the end of the century it had become a center for art in South America where the Quito art school was created.
www.ecuador-travel-guide.org /regions/GenQuito.htm   (1118 words)

 Quito Hotels Directory - Hotel Reservations
Most accommodation is found in the commercial center of the Quito around Amazonas and 12 de Octubre Avenues.
Quito's Historical Center is only 10 minutes from the hotel.
Sofitel is surrounded by the mayor and most varied restaurants, bars and discos of Quito.
www.quito-hotels.com   (376 words)

 Quito travel guide - Wikitravel
Quito is roughly divided into two parts, the Old City and the New City.
The line south from Quito is block by road construction and the line to the north is abandoned.
Just outside of Quito is where the measurements were first made that proved that the shape of the Earth is in fact an oblate spheroid.
wikitravel.org /en/Quito   (2926 words)

Quito is in a valley surrounded by snow-capped volcanoes which are quite beautiful.
The city is divided in half: Old Quito is a World Heritage site featuring narrow winding streets and preserved colonial buildings, and New Quito looks like any other large South American city with featureless buildings and lots of traffic.
The monument is convenient to Quito, but the spot where the French actually made their measurements is located about 30 miles outside of town.
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 Quito — FactMonster.com
It was captured by the Inca and became the capital of the Inca Kingdom of Quito a few decades before Sebastián de Benalcázar arrived and captured it for Spain (1534).
In 1663, Quito became the seat of an audiencia, with boundaries foreshadowing that of present-day Ecuador.
Quito was shifted back and forth between the viceroyalty of Peru and that of
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 Study Abroad & Cultural Immersion with Languages Abroad - Ecuador - Quito
Quito has plenty of colonial architecture, and modern building has been strictly controlled in the old town since 1978, when it was declared a UNESCO cultural heritage site.
The old center is full of whitewashed houses, red tiled roofs and colonial churches, with no glaring neon lights to disrupt the ambiance of the past.
However, Quito retains a small city atmosphere - probably because everything is still in walking distance and the public bus system is quite extensive.
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Its highest summit (not visibly from Quito) is the Guagua Pichincha 4780 m with its active, smoking crater.
Even if overregional strong southeast wind prevails, in the high valley of Quito arises usually a moderate north wind in the afternoon (sometimes recognizable by the change of the takeoff and landing direction of the jumbo jets at the airport).
2) at the Pululahua 15 km north of Quito, at 2500 a footpath to the crater summit Sincholagua at 3350 m (not to confounded with the rocky volcano next to the Cotopaxi), flight to San Antonio.
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 Quito Ecuador Travel and Tours to Quito by Enjoy Ecuador   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Quito, a city that dazzles by the rosary of churches, convents and monasteries of its colonial helmet, that small piece of the yesterday, that reunites authentic architectonic jewels, winners of the cruel attacks of the time.
Into the later centuries, the land selected by the Inca Huayna Capac to be the northern capital of its Empire, became with the sprouting of the School of Quito, in the heart of the art and the sculpture of Spanish America.
Quito, by its friendly people, its spring climate, its colonial shades that are opposed to the amazing buildings of the present, is one of those rare cities, that can seduce, enchant and - why not also to conquer, the nomadic heart of a traveller.
www.enjoyecuador.net /english/guiadestinos/quito/intro_in.shtml   (325 words)

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