Guayaquil

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Guayaquil

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Nickname(s): La Perla del Pacífico
English: The Pearl of the Pacific
Motto: Por Guayaquil Independiente
Guayaquil is located in Ecuador
Guayaquil
Coordinates: 2°11′S 79°53′W / 2.183°S 79.883°W / -2.183; -79.883Coordinates: 2°11′S 79°53′W / 2.183°S 79.883°W / -2.183; -79.883
Country Ecuador
Province Guayas
Canton Guayaquil
Settled 1534
Independence 1820
Government
 • Mayor Jaime Nebot
 • Vice-Mayor Domenica Tabacchi
Area
 • Total 133.01 sq mi (344.5 km2)
 • Land 122.17 sq mi (316.42 km2)
 • Water 10.84 sq mi (28.08 km2)
Elevation 13.2 ft (4 m)
Population (2009[1])
 • Total 2,526,927
 • Density 19,547.40/sq mi (7,547.16/km2)
Time zone ECT (UTC-5)
Aerial view of Guayaquil

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.

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  1. CIA World Factbook. CIA, 2011.