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Quito, Ecuador Bills Itself as “Mitad del Mundo” – Middle of the World

This entry is part 8 of 18 in the series Ecuador

Quito enjoys a fair share of fame. Its elevation of 9,200 feet makes it the second highest administrative capital city (after La Paz, Bolivia) and the highest legal capital in the world. It is also the only capital located directly beneath an active volcano, Pichincha, which erupted as recently as 2006, sprinkling ash…

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