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South America » Ecuador » North » Quito December 24th 1998

Dec 24, 1998 *City official name :Quito *Founded date : *Location :Pichincha Province *Elavation :? ft (? m) *Area :Approximately ? square miles (? km²). *Facts :Quito (official name: San Francisco de Quito) is the capital city of Ecuador in northwestern South America. It is located in northern Ecuador in the Guayllabamba river basin on the eastern slopes of the Pichincha ( 15,728 ft; 4,794 m), an active stratovolcano in the Andes mountains. The city's elevation is 9,300 ft (2,850 m) above sea level (measured at the Plaza de la Independencia), making Quito the second highest capital city in the world. The city's population according to the most recent census (2001) was 1,399,378. In 2005, however, the estimated population was 1,865,541 (canton).... read more
Quito
Quito
Quito

South America » Ecuador » North » Otavalo October 15th 1985

October 15, 1985 *City official name :Otavalo *Founded date : *Location :Imbabura Province *Elavation :? ft (? m) *Area :Approximately ? square miles (? km²). *Facts :Otavalo is a largely indigenous town in Imbabura Province, Ecuador, well known for its Saturday market. The town, which is in a valley, is surrounded by the peaks of Imbabura, Cotacachi, and Mojanda volcanoes. The Indians of Otavalo are famous for the weaving of textiles, which has a 4000 year history. The town has an expansive market, and, although main market day is Saturday, in the Plaza del Poncho there are wares available for tourists throughout the week. There are several hotels in colonial buildings and a number of restaurants. As Otavalo is famous for its textiles, ma... read more
Otavalo
Otavalo
Otavalo

South America » Ecuador » North » Atacames June 30th 1981

June 30, 1981 *City official name :Esmeraldas *Founded date :? *Location :Esmeraldas - Province *Elavation :0 ft (0 m) *Area :Approximately ? square miles (? km²). *Facts :an all-year-round tourist resort, is just 30 km from the city Esmeraldas. Atacames’ well-developed tourist infrastructure and plethora of seaside restaurants, bars make it a great beach destination for relaxing. It’s markets selling locally made handicrafts, jewelry, and coral products make Atacames a great place for an affordable shopping spree, as well. ... read more
Atacames
Atacames
Atacames

South America » Ecuador » North » Esmeraldas June 15th 1980

June 15, 1980 *City official name :Esmeraldas *Founded date :? *Location :Esmeraldas Province *Elavation :0 ft (0 m) *Area :Approximately ? square miles (? km²). *Facts :The conquistadors were astounded to find Indians bedecked in emeralds awaiting them on shore when they landed. Convinced that the region was abundant in the brilliant gems, they named it Esmeraldas. ... read more
Esmeraldas
Esmeraldas
Esmeraldas - Oil Refinary

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
Quito and Cotopaxi Volcano
Quito

South America » Ecuador » North » Quito February 13th 1976

Geo: -0.229498, -78.5243My sister, age 11, wrote:We woke up and had breakfast. I had orange juice. At 8:30 we left and I stayed awake for a little while but then dropped off to sleep. I woke up a little later and watched the scenery. We stopped at a village known for its making of bread-dough things. The village's name was Calderon. We went into a shop where they were making these. Instead of just making figures they will make a box out of wood and decorate it with dough (colored). The dough was made of flour, water, glue, and yeast. When we went back out of the workshop they had baskets of figures for 5 sucres or 20 cents each. Grandma said that she would buy each of us one. Ardie chose a llama and I ... read more

South America » Ecuador » North » Quito February 12th 1976

Geo: -0.229498, -78.5243My sister, age 11, wrote:When we woke up we had to get ready for breakfast because our Saqusili tour started at 8:30am. I had toast, hot chocolate, and orange juice - real orange juice, no pineapple added. It was a very scenic drive out to the market. On the way we stopped at this little café for ice cream bars and coffee. Then dad drove part of the way. We made four stops at the market. The first one they had mostly mats and potatoes. The mats were about 5x6 in size and were hand woven. Our guide, Cecilia, said that they usually wove about three mats a day. The second stop was for woven goods. Mom bought a wool sweater with a hood that cost 300 sucres or about $12. Grandma bought some ... read more
At the market
At the market (drinks seller)
At the market

South America » Ecuador » North » Quito February 11th 1976

Geo: -0.229498, -78.5243My sister, age 11 at the time, wrote:We arrived at the airport at 18.30h and checked our baggage through then we went out by the terminals and registered all of our camera equipment then we set all of our stuff down and Ardie and Grandpa watched it. Mom, Dad, and I went to look for a book for me to read. We found one: Elephants Can Remember, by Agatha Christie (myster). We then went back and waited for about a half hour until boarding time (20.00h). Ardie and I had seats 8E and 8F. Mom and Dad had 8A and 8B. Grandma and Grandpa 7A and 7B. Before we sat down we grabbed a pillow and blanket each then we sat down and we played Fish until we start moving for take-off. During take-off ... read more




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