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The largest city of Ecuador, in the western part of the country near the Gulf of Guayaquil, an inlet of the Pacific Ocean. It was founded c. 1535.
(Placename) a port in W Ecuador: the largest city in the country and its chief port; university (1867). Pop: 2 387 000 (2005 est)
1. a seaport in W Ecuador, on the Gulf of Guayaquil. 1,300,868.
2. Gulf of, an arm of the Pacific in SW Ecuador.