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 (16mi) south of the equator; the city itself extends to within about 1 kilometre (0.62mi) of zero latitude. A monument and museum marking the general location of the equator is known locally as la mitad del mundo (the middle of the world), to avoid confusion, as the word ecuador is Spanish for equator.
Quito, officially the Metropolitan District of Quito (Spanish:Distrito Metropolitano de Quito), is a canton in the province of Pichincha, Ecuador.
The canton is governed by the same mayor and city council that govern the city of Quito.
According to the 2001 census, the total population of Quito (not the city itself) is 1,839,853, with 892,570 men and 947,283 women. According to the 2007 estimates, it is 1,840,000. Of this, the population of the urban parishes (the city of Quito itself) was 1,399,378, and the population of the rural parishes (outside of the city of Quito, but still within the canton) was 440,475. The total population density of the canton is 439.8 inhabitants per km² (1139.1/mi²). The total number of households in the cantón is 555,928, with 419,845 in the urban area (= city) and 136,083 in the rural area. Of the 1,407,526 inhabitants of the canton over the age of 12, 639,068 are married, 541,758 are single, 33,116 are divorced, 30,898 are separated, and 47,930 are widowed.
She will comply with the order to "guarantee constitutional stability" and avoid accusations of abandonment of her post, Abad told reporters in Quito... Abad did not attend Noboa's inauguration lunch, instead publishing photos on social media of her eating at a market in Quito.
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JAMAICA has set its sights on regaining its share of the South American visitor market. With the region now almost fully recovered from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Minister of TourismEdmund Bartlett has declared that the time is right to regain pre-pandemic market share.
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PAUL -- MinnesotaUnited’s slumping striker Luis Amarilla has been linked in a possible return to Ecuadorian club Liga de Quito. The news site Bolavip said Wednesday, via a Spanish translation, that Liga de Quito is in negotiations with the Loons for Amarilla to come back to the Ecuadorian club.
MinnesotaUnited’s slumping striker Luis Amarilla has been linked in a possible return to Ecuadorian club Liga de Quito. The news site Bolavip said Wednesday, via a Spanish translation, that Liga de Quito is in negotiations with the Loons for Amarilla to come back to the Ecuadorian club.
Romulo Ricachon and WashingtonZamora, who work together selling fruit and vegetables in a street market in the southern capital Quito, say they normally agree – but that Lasso’s potential impeachment has divided their opinions ... In February, opposition parties won key mayoral positions in Quito and in Guayaquil, a major city ... .