Quito


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Qui·to

 (kē′tō)
The capital of Ecuador, in the north-central part of the country. Settled by the Quito people, it was captured by the Incas in 1487 and held by the Spanish from 1534 until 1822. The city has frequently been damaged by earthquakes.

Quito

(ˈkiːtəʊ; Spanish ˈkito)
n
(Placename) the capital of Ecuador, in the north at an altitude of 2850 m (9350 ft), just south of the equator: the oldest capital in South America, existing many centuries before the Incan conquest in 1487; a cultural centre since the beginning of Spanish rule (1534); two universities. Pop: 1 514 000 (2005 est)

Qui•to

(ˈki toʊ)

n.
the capital of Ecuador, in the N part. 1,110,248; 9348 ft. (2849 m) above sea level.
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Noun1.Quito - the capital of EcuadorQuito - the capital of Ecuador    
Ecuador, Republic of Ecuador - a republic in northwestern South America; became independent from Spain in 1822; the landscape is dominated by the Andes
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Quito

[ˈkiːtəʊ] NQuito m

Quito

[ˈkiːtəʊ] nQuito

Quito

[ˈkiːtəʊ] nQuito f
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He left the steamer at Guayaquil and followed her to Quito.
Come to Quito and I will show you the bullfight--brave, clever, magnificent
Come to Quito and I will show you the brave sport of men, the toreador and the bull.
But John Harned did not go to Quito for the bull-fight.
You see, I'd heard wages was 'way up on the American railroad runnin' from that place over the Andes to Quito.
The road ran from sea level at Duran up to twelve thousand feet on Chimborazo and down to ten thousand at Quito on the other side the range.
I was to take my run on the first division out to Quito, for which place I was to start next morning--only one through train running every twenty-four hours.
I made good on my job from the first, and lived in Quito in a
Some days elapsed, and ice and icebergs all astern, the Pequod now went rolling through the bright Quito spring, which, at sea, almost perpetually reigns on the threshold of the eternal August of the Tropic.
And though now nailed amidst all the rustiness of iron bolts and the verdigris of copper spikes, yet, untouchable and immaculate to any foulness, it still preserved its Quito glow.
A number had gone to Panama, and four were talking of going to Ecuador to work in the shops of the railroad that ran over the Andes to Quito.
The inhabitants are between two and three hundred in number; they are nearly all people of colour, who have been banished for political crimes from the Republic of the Equator, of which Quito is the capital.