Template:South America Quito (official name: San Francisco de Quito) is the capital city of Ecuador in northwestern South America. It is located in northern Ecuador (see NG MapMachine satellite map) in the Guayllabamba river basin on the eastern slopes of the Pichincha [1] ( 15,728 ft; 4,794 m), an active stratovolcano in the Andes mountains. At 9,300 ft (2,850 m) above sea level at the Plaza de la Independencia, Quito is the second highest capital city in the world. Edit this section or read more

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