American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- The capital of Ecuador, in the north-central part of the country. Settled by the Quito people, it was captured by the Incas in 1487 and held by the Spanish from 1534 until 1822. The city has frequently been damaged by earthquakes. Population: 1,390,000.
- n. the capital of Ecuador
“Provincia del Quito: Ritos y Ceremonias de los Indios_; _Las dos Lineas de los Incas y de los Scyris en las Provincias del Perú y del Quito_;”
“QUITO -- Ecuador's President Rafael Correa said Saturday he will introduce legislation under which foreign oil companies will face nationalization if they fail to sign contracts acceptable to Quito.”
“Protesters pushed and shoved President Correa as he attempted to address them Thursday outside a police barracks in Quito, the nation's capital.”
“President Rafael Correa was meeting with protesters outside a police barracks in Quito when some of the demonstrators began shoving him.”
“However Secretary Clinton visited Mr. Correa in Quito in June and both expressed interest in better relations.”
“Hundreds of soldiers and police took over barracks in Quito, Guayaquil and other cities.”
“I made good on my job from the first, and lived in Quito in a”
“INSKEEP: Stephan Kueffner is a reporter in Quito, Ecuador.”
“Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa was rescued last night from the Police Hospital in Quito after being held for over twelve hours by several hundred officers from the national police force.”
“Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa was rescued last night from the Police Hospital in Quito by operatives from the military and police special forces.”
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