Guayaquil (Spaingie pronunciation: [waʝaˈkil]), offeecially Santiago de Guayaquil, is the lairgest ceety in Ecuador, wi a metro aurie population exceedin 2.9 million at the end o 2009, as well as that naition's main port. The ceety is the caipital o the Ecuadorian province o Guayas an the seat o the namesake canton.

Guayaquil
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Banner o Guayaquil
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Official seal of Guayaquil
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Eik-name(s): 
La Perla del Pacífico
Scots: The Pearl o the Paceefic
Motto(s): 
Por Guayaquil Independiente
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Coordinates: 2°11′S 79°53′W / 2.183°S 79.883°W / -2.183; -79.883
KintraEcuador
ProvinceGuayas
CantonGuayaquil
Settled1534
Independence1820
Govrenment
 • MayorCynthia Viteri
 • Vice-MayorJosué Sánchez
Area
 • Total344.5 km2 (133.01 sq mi)
 • Laund316.42 km2 (122.17 sq mi)
 • Water28.08 km2 (10.84 sq mi)
Elevation
4 m (13.2 ft)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total2.278.691
 • Density7547.16/km2 (19547.40/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (ECT)
Websitewww.guayaquil.gob.ec

Guayaquil is locatit on the wastren bank o the Guayas River, which flows intae the Paceefic Ocean at the Gulf o Guayaquil. Acause o its location, the ceety is the centre o Ecuador's business an manufacturin industries.

SportsEedit

 
Barcelona's Stadium Estadio Monumental, the seicont lairgest stadium in Sooth Americae.

Thare are twa major soccer clubs; the Barcelona Sporting Club an the Club Sport Emelec. Baith clubs hae thair awn stadiums; the Estadio Monumental Banco del Pichincha is the hame o the "Barcelonistas" while the Estadio George Capwell is the hame o the "Emeleccistas". Thir twa teams hae a lang history o rivalry in Guayaquil an when thir twa teams play against ilk ither the gemme is cried "El Clásico del Astillero". (Emelec is short for "Empresa Electrica del Ecuador" – the team wis sponsored bi the electric pouer company when foondit.)

The ceety is an aa the home o Nicolás Lapentti, a tennis player. The "Abierto de Tenis Ciudad de Guayaquil" is a tennis tournament organised in Guayaquil ivery year bi Andrés Gómez an Luis Morejon in November o ivery year.

Anither major event in the ceety is the Guayaquil Marathon, organised bi DM3, which is held ivery year on the first weekend o October syne 2005. This race is certified bi the (AIMS) Association of International Marathons and Distance Races.

Sister ceetiesEedit

Guayaquil haes ceety pairtnerships wi the follaein ceeties an/or regions:

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