What is the capital of Ecuador?
Quito is the capital and most populated city of Ecuador and of the province of Pichincha. Its name comes from the Quitus tribes that preceded the Caras. Quito is located in the Ecuadorian Andes, at an altitude of 2,850 meters, which makes it the second highest capital in the world after La Paz in Bolivia. It was founded in the 16th century on the ruins of an ancient Inca city, and its old town has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1978. The city is also the headquarters of the Union of South American Nations and the Andean Community of Nations.