- the capital of Ecuador, in the north at an altitude of 2850 m (9350 ft), just south of the equator: the oldest capital in South America, existing many centuries before the Incan conquest in 1487; a cultural centre since the beginning of Spanish rule (1534); two universities. Pop: 1 514 000 (2005 est)
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Qui•to (kē′tô),USA pronunciation n.
- Place Namesa city in and the capital of Ecuador, in the N part. 599,828;
9348 ft. (2849 m) above sea level.
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Quito /ˈkiːtəʊ; Spanish: ˈkito/ n
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