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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.


(Spanish ɡwajaˈkil)
(Placename) a port in W Ecuador: the largest city in the country and its chief port; university (1867). Pop: 2 387 000 (2005 est)


(ˌgwaɪ əˈkil)

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.
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Noun1.Guayaquil - the largest city of EcuadorGuayaquil - the largest city 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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But I'd made friends with the skipper at Newcastle an' come along as his guest for as far as Guayaquil.
And right then they were dying forty a day in Guayaquil of Yellow Jack.
When we dropped anchor off Guayaquil half a dozen skippers from other steamers came on board to warn our skipper not to let any of his crew or officers go ashore except the ones he wanted to lose.
She was the big ferry boat that carried the railroad passengers across the river to Guayaquil.
I was on the steamer Ecuadore from Panama to Guayaquil.
He left the steamer at Guayaquil and followed her to Quito.
More men were killed that day because of John Harned than were ever killed in all the history of the bull-ring of Quito, yes, and of Guayaquil and all Ecuador.
At Guayaquil it is said that a heavy shower in the dry season is invariably followed by an earthquake.
Mexico City A flight from the Ecuadorian city of Guayaquil to New York was cancelled on Monday when two men died after falling from the plane onto the runway, the daily El Universo reported.
Contecon Guayaquil SA (CGSA), a subsidiary of global operator International Container Terminal Services, Inc.
Hapag-Lloyd held the naming ceremony in Hamburg today for the Guayaquil Express, the fourth of five newbuildings in its 10,500 TEU class.
North Carolina-based Dynamic International Airways has launched a new route between JFK in New York and Guayaquil, Ecuador, the airline said.