Municipality of the Metropolitan District of Quito
Quito is the capital of Ecuador, and the highest capital city in the world (2800 mt. above sea level). It is Ecuadors's second largest city (after Guayaquil) and the country's economic hub. Quito's historic center is one of the best preserved in the world, and was one of the first World Heritage Sites listed by UNESCO in 1978. Quito was also one of the first South American cities to calculate ist ecological footprint.