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Ecuador main cities, Guayaquil, Malecon 200Santiago de Guayaquil, or just Guayaquil is the largest city in Ecuador, as well as that nation's principle sea port. Guayaquil is located around the mouth of the Guayas river, where it flows into the Gulf of Guayaquil, a sheltered natural port on the Pacific Ocean.

Guayaquil  is  at  2.21°S 79.90°W, about 250 km from the Ecuadorian capital of Quito. In 2003 the population was 2,196,800 people, and as high as 3 million in the greater Guayaquil metropolitan area.

Guayaquil city, Ecuador´s largest city

Guayaquil is capital of the Ecuadorian province of Guayas. It is Ecuador's economic center.

Major industries include shrimp fishing, petroleum refining, food processing and the manufacture of machinery and consumer goods. Educational centers include the Catholic University, “Vicente Rocafuerte” Lay University of Guayaquil, and  Polytechnic Institute. Among the notable landmarks are a 16th-century church in the old district of Las Peñas and a monument commemorating the Guayaquil Conference (1822) between the South American statesmen Jose de San Martin and Simon Bolivar.

Galapagos is just one hour away from Guayaquil, make sure you take time for a once in a lifetime adventure

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