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Ecuador - Quito - Coat of Arms - Vintage Silver Enamel Travel Shield Charm

  • Model: Quito Equador Shield Charm
  • 3 Units in Stock
  • Manufactured by: eCharmony Travel Shield Charms

$24.95

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Location: QUITO, ECUADOR
Scene:
Coat of Arms
Quito, officially San Francisco de Quito, is the capital of Ecuador in northwestern South America. It is located in north central Ecuador in the Guayllabamba river basin, on the eastern slopes of Pichincha,[1] an active stratovolcano in the Andes mountains. With a population of approximately 1,397,698 in the decadal national census of November 25, 2001, and, as estimated by the municipality, approximately 1,504,991 in 2005,[2] Quito is the second most populous city in Ecuador, after Guayaquil. It is also the seat of the Metropolitan District of Quito, the official name of the canton Quito is located, home to 1,842,201 residents in 2001, and the capital of the Pichincha province. Quito is also to be the headquarters of the Union of South American Nations from 2008.[3]
The elevation of the city's central square (Plaza de La Independencia or Plaza Grande[4]) is 2,850 m (about 9,350 ft), making Quito the second highest capital city in the world. There is some confusion about this claim because La Paz, Bolivia, which is higher, is the governmental capital of Bolivia (where the Bolivian government functions). However, Sucre, which is lower, is the legal capital of Bolivia.
Quito is located about 25 km (15 miles) south of the equator. A monument and museum marking the general location of the equator is known locally as la mitad del mundo (the middle of the world), to avoid confusion, as the word ecuador is Spanish for equator.


Description: Vintage Enamel Souvenir Travel Bracelet Shield Charm

Measurements:
Height: 5/8 inch Width: 1⁄2 inch
Depth: 1/8 inch Weight: 1.0 grams

Condition: Beautiful detail and in excellent condition for its age!
Metal: SILVER 800

This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 17 February, 2009.

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