Quito, Ecuador

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Quito (; Spanish pronunciation: [ˈkito] (listen); Quechua: Kitu; formally San Francisco de Quito) is the capital of Ecuador, the closest capital city to the equator, and at an elevation of 2,850 m (9,350 ft) above sea level, the second-highest official capital city in the world. It is located in the Guayllabamba river basin, on the eastern slopes of Pichincha, an active stratovolcano in the Andes Mountains.

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



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