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Guayaquil

Largest and the most populous city in Ecuador

Guayaquil (pronounced [ɡwaʝaˈkil]), officially Santiago de Guayaquil (pronounced [sanˈtjaɣo ðe ɣwaʝaˈkil]), is the largest city in Ecuador. It has about 3.5 million in the metropolitan area. It is also the nation's main port. The city is the capital of both the Guayas Province and the Guayaquil Canton.

Guayaquil
Aerial view of Guayaquil
Aerial view of Guayaquil
Flag of Guayaquil
Flag
Official seal of Guayaquil
Seal
Nickname(s): 
La Perla del Pacífico
English: The Pearl of the Pacific
Motto(s): 
Por Guayaquil Independiente
CountryEcuador
ProvinceGuayas
CantonGuayaquil
Settled1534
Independence1820
Government
 • MayorJaime Nebot
 • Vice-MayorDomenica Tabacchi
Area
 • Total133.01 sq mi (344.5 km2)
 • Land122.17 sq mi (316.42 km2)
 • Water10.84 sq mi (28.08 km2)
Elevation
13.2 ft (4 m)
Population
(2009[1])
 • Total2,526,927
 • Density19,547.40/sq mi (7,547.16/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (ECT)
Websitewww.guayaquil.gob.ec
Aerial view of Guayaquil

ReferencesEdit

  1. CIA World Factbook. CIA, 2011.