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South America » Ecuador January 2nd 1980

February 10, 1979 *City official name :Cayambe *Founded date :? *Location :Pichincha Province *Elavation :9,250 ft (2,800 m) *Area :Approximately ? square miles (? km²). *Facts :Cayambe lies at the foot of the Cayambe volcano. Population about 30,473. Cayambe's indigenous people of today are descendants of the pre-Inca Kayambi people. The Kayambi were resistant to Inca expansion and were only definitively conquered by Inca Huayna Capac after a bloody 20-year war. Not long afterwards, in the 16th century, the first Spanish conquerors arrived in the region. The Kayambi people adopted the Quichua language (sometimes also spelled Kichwa), a dialect of the Quechua language. Quichua survives in some of the hamlets today, while in others it has given w... read more
Cayambe Volcano
Cayambe by Google

South America » Ecuador » North » Quito January 1st 1980

June 19, 1972 Quito Map *City official name :San Francisco de Quito *Founded date :December 6, 1534 *Location :Pichincha Province *Elavation :9,300 ft (2,850 m) *Area :Approximately 112 square miles (290 km²). *Facts :Quito is the second highest capital city in the world. Quito is located about 22 miles (35 km) south of the equator. A monument marking the equator is known locally as "la mitad del mundo" (the middle of the world). Due to its altitude and location. Quito is the second most populo... read more
Quito and Cotopaxi Volcano

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