Guayaquil

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Guayaquil
Guayaquil
Guayaquil
Flag of Guayaquil
Official seal of Guayaquil
Nickname(s): 
La Perla del Pacífico
English: The Pearl of the Pacific
Motto(s): 
Por Guayaquil Independiente
Guayaquil is located in Ecuador
Guayaquil
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
CountryEcuador
ProvinceGuayas
CantonGuayaquil
Settled1534
Independence1820
Government
 • MayorCynthia Viteri
 • Vice-MayorJosué Sánchez
Area
 • Total133.01 sq mi (344.5 km2)
 • Land122.17 sq mi (316.42 km2)
 • Water10.84 sq mi (28.08 km2)
Elevation
13.2 ft (4 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total2,278,691
 • Density19,547.40/sq mi (7,547.16/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (ECT)
Websitewww.guayaquil.gob.ec
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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