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.
- Win by pro-market Lasso reassures bondholders amid IMF plan ...Quito ... The win caps a surprise comeback by the pro-market candidate in the final weeks ... I'm just hoping the job doesn't end up too big for Lasso, given his lack of a majority in the next legislature, said Maria Paz Jervis, dean of law and social studies at SEKUniversity in Quito.
... vigilance toward discrimination and systemic racism," the author of the expose, AnneQuito, noted ... In fact, Quito conceded that many of the "problematic" fonts were adopted by Chinese immigrants who came to the United States as a way of marketing their Asian shops or restaurants.
For Chandi Chowk — and Delhi for that matter — the basic ethos is pedestrianisation and the culture of food, markets and living in the old havelis there ... It is instructive to look at Quito, the capital of Ecuador, where one of the authors was a delegate for the UN-Habitat III world conference in October 2016.
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QUITO (Reuters) – Ecuador’s main indigenous advocacy group urged its supporters on Monday to spoil their ballots in an April 11 presidential runoff, after a court denied indigenous candidate Yaku Perez’s request for a recount of first-round election results.
But the actual number could be fifteen times higher, according to one analysis, with bodies reportedly littering the streets of Quito, the nation’s largest city ...Despite the uncertain global oil market amidst surging COVID-19 cases, the government in Quito has announced plans to expand oil production.
The latest violence is another escalation in a confrontation that has already forced the PresidentMoreno to move out of Quito, fearing for his safety ...Nearly 20 food markets in Quito closed their doors due to the threat of violence, according to the District Retail CoordinationAgency, which represents the city’s markets.
QUITO - Some walked to Quito from the countryside ...Indigenous protesters from the provinces have used a cultural center as a base in Quito ... Aranga said a large sack of potatoes in his local market had risen from $20 to $60 – out of reach for him and many others ... Some police operations have targeted speculation in markets in Quito and Guayaquil.