Quito, Ecuador

Population: 2,671,191

Language(s): Spanish

Demonym: Quiteño, -a

Area: 372 km2 (144 mi2)

Dialing Code: +593 (2)

Electricity Adapter: 120 V60 Hz, Plug Types A / B

Time Zone: ECT (Ecuador Time/GALT (Galapagos Time) (UTC −5/−6)

City facts put together in collaboration with sister site 6pt5. Language guides and more can be found on Shishek.


Quito is the capital city of the South American country, Ecuador. Up 2,850 meters (9,350 feet above sea level), it is the highest capital city in the world. It is located in central Ecuador, slightly to the north.

Quito, along with Kraków, Poland, were the first World Cultural Heritage Sites declared by UNESCO in 1978.

Quito, Ecuador with Virgen de Quito in Center
Quito, Ecuador with Virgen de Quito in Center.

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