Quito is the capital of . It was founded in 1534 on the ruins of an ancient Inca city. Today, two million people live in Quito. It was the first city to be named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978.

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The Battle of Pichincha took place on 24 May 1822, on the slopes of the Pichincha volcano, 3,500 meters above sea-level, right next to the city of Quito, in modern . Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The is a national university located in Quito, and is the oldest and largest university in Ecuador, and one of the oldest in the Americas. is situated 4 km northeast of Quito. Photo: Pablo Alejandro Araujo Granda, CC BY-SA 2.0.

El is a 200-metre-high hill of volcanic-origin, with loess soil, located between southern and central Quito. Photo: Cayambe, CC BY-SA 3.0.


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