Quito - translation to french
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Quito - translation to french

San Francisco de Quito; Quiteño; Capital of Ecuador; Quiteno; Quito, Ecuador; Keyto; Queeto; Qeeto; Qito; Quitoh; Gringolandia; Santiago de Quito; Historic Center of Quito; History of Quito; City of Quito; Quito, Pichincha; Public transportation in Quito; Public transport in Quito; Geography of Quito; Government of Quito
  • [[Mariscal Sucre International Airport]]
  • Bici Q station in northern Quito. Bici Q is the [[Bicycle sharing system]] started by the municipal government of the city.
  • Collage National Museum of Ecuador
  • Modern buildings in Quito's growing Financial District
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  • Basilica of San Francisco]], built between 1535 and 1650.
  • [[La Carolina Park]] next to Amazonas Avenue
  • Atahualpa Olympic Stadium]]
  • The monument at the equator (La Mitad del Mundo)
  • Map of the city of Quito dated 1805. Made by Juan Pío Montúfar, 2nd Marquis of Selva Alegre and president of the Junta Soberana de Quito of 1809.
  • Plaza Foch
  • View of Quito from the [[International Space Station]] (north is at the left of the image). Quito sits on the eastern slopes of the [[Pichincha Volcano]], whose crater is visible.
  • Quito by Rafael Salas (mid-19th century painting)
  • [[Santiago Guarderas]], [[Mayor of Quito]].
  • [[TelefériQo]]
  • [[Central University of Ecuador]]
  • Artwork that shows a far view of the city. Mid-18th century.
  • View of Quito from El Panecillo
  • General view of the city from El Panecillo

Quito, capital of Ecuador



Quito (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈkito] (listen); Quechua: Kitu), formally San Francisco de Quito, is the capital of Ecuador, with an estimated population of 2.8 million in its urban area. It is also the capital of the province of Pichincha. Quito is located in a valley on the eastern slopes of Pichincha, an active stratovolcano in the Andes, at an elevation of 2,850 m (9,350 ft), making it the second-highest capital city in the world.

Quito is the political and cultural center of Ecuador as the country's major governmental, administrative, and cultural institutions are located within the city. The majority of transnational companies with a presence in Ecuador are headquartered there. It is also one of the country's two major industrial centers—the port city of Guayaquil being the other one.

The date of its first habitation is unknown, but archaeological evidence suggests that it was first settled by sedentary populations between 4400 and 1600 BC. In the late fifteenth century, the Inca Emperor Huayna Capac defeated the Quitu, the region's original inhabitants, and incorporated Quito into the Inca Empire, designating it into the capital of the Inca Empire's northern region. The Spanish conquest of the city in 1534 is the date most frequently cited as the city's official founding, making Quito the oldest capital in South America.

Quito's historic center is among the largest and best-preserved in the Americas. In 1978, Quito and Kraków were the first World Cultural Heritage Sites declared by UNESCO. Quito is the capital city closest to the Equator, with its northern limits ending about 1 km (0.62 miles) south of the line.

In 2008, the city was designated as the headquarters of the Union of South American Nations.

Pronunciation examples for Quito
1. I quit, I quit, I quit.
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2. Quite alarming, quite demanding.
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3. is quite, quite nice.
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4. don't quite, quite gel.
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5. quite.
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Examples of use of Quito
1. Crise entre Bogota, Quito et Caracas apr';s la mort du numéro 2 des FARC.
2. Il a ajouté que son vice–ministre était d';s lors rentré ŕ Quito.
3. A Quito, l‘hispano–argentine Repsol a minimisé l‘impact «relativement mineur» sur sa production mondiale.
4. Tant Quito que Bogota devaient intervenir devant le Conseil permanent de l‘Organisation des Etats américains.
5. Petit Etat doté d‘une capitale perchée sur la chaîne des Andes – Quito, 2800 m d‘altitude.