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  • Ricardo Descalzi


Capital city of Ecuador. It is situated almost on the equator at the northern end of the Andean plateau at an elevation of 3000 m, and had a population in the late 20th century of c. 700,000. Its name derives from the indigenous (pre-Inca) tribe in the region, the Quitus. (For a discussion of Pre-Columbian cultures in the region ...

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