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Quito (Kitu; Kitu), formally San Francisco de Quito, is the capital city of Ecuador, and at an elevation of above sea level, it is the second-highest official capital city in the world, after La Paz, and the one which is closest to the equator. [1]

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Aerial tramway

An aerial tramway, sky tram, cable car, ropeway or aerial tram is a type of aerial lift which uses one or two stationary ropes for support while a third moving rope provides propulsion.

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Alexander von Humboldt

Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich Alexander von Humboldt (14 September 17696 May 1859) was a Prussian polymath, geographer, naturalist, explorer, and influential proponent of Romantic philosophy and science.

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América de Quito

Club Deportivo América, commonly known as América de Quito, is a football club based in Quito, Ecuador.

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The Americas (also collectively called America)"America." The Oxford Companion to the English Language.

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The Andes or Andean Mountains (Cordillera de los Andes) are the longest continental mountain range in the world.

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Antisana is a stratovolcano of the northern Andes, in Ecuador.

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Antonio José de Sucre

Antonio José de Sucre y Alcalá (1795–1830), known as the "Gran Mariscal de Ayacucho" ("Grand Marshal of Ayacucho"), was a Venezuelan independence leader who served as the fourth President of Peru and the second President of Bolivia.

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Argentina, officially the Argentine Republic (República Argentina), is a federal republic located mostly in the southern half of South America.

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Atacazo is a volcano of the Western Cordillera located 25 kilometers southwest of Quito, Ecuador.

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Atlas Obscura

Atlas Obscura is an online magazine and digital media company led by American journalist David Plotz.

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Basílica del Voto Nacional

The Basilica of the National Vow (Basílica del Voto Nacional) is a Roman Catholic church located in the historic center of Quito, Ecuador.

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Battle of Guayaquil

The Battle of Guayaquil was the final and pivotal armed confrontation of the Ecuadorian Civil War.

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Battle of Pichincha

The Battle of Pichincha took place on 24 May 1822, on the slopes of the Pichincha volcano, 3,500 meters above sea-level, right next to the city of Quito, in modern Ecuador.

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Bellavista Cloud Forest Reserve

The Bellavista Cloud Forest Reserve is a certified conservation area on the North-Western slopes of the Andean mountain range and is located 52 km from the Ecuadorian capital city of Quito.

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Bicycle-sharing system

A bicycle-sharing system, public bicycle system, or bike-share scheme, is a service in which bicycles are made available for shared use to individuals on a short term basis for a price or free.

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Bogotá, officially Bogotá, Distrito Capital, abbreviated Bogotá, D.C., and formerly known as Santafé de Bogotá between 1991 and 2000, is the capital and largest city of Colombia, administered as the Capital District, although often thought of as part of Cundinamarca.

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Bolivia (Mborivia; Buliwya; Wuliwya), officially known as the Plurinational State of Bolivia (Estado Plurinacional de Bolivia), is a landlocked country located in western-central South America.

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Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires is the capital and most populous city of Argentina.

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Bus rapid transit

Bus rapid transit (BRT, BRTS, busway, transitway) is a bus-based public transport system designed to improve capacity and reliability relative to a conventional bus system.

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C.D. El Nacional

Club Deportivo El Nacional is an Ecuadorian sports club from Quito, known best for their professional football team.

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Club Deportivo ESPOLI is a professional football team from Quito, Ecuador that now plays in the Segunda Categoría, the third level of professional football in country.

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C.D. Universidad Católica del Ecuador

Universidad Católica del Ecuador is a football club based in Quito, Ecuador.

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A caldera is a large cauldron-like depression that forms following the evacuation of a magma chamber/reservoir.

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Cantons of Ecuador

The Cantons of Ecuador are the second-level subdivisions of Ecuador, below the provinces.

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Capital city

A capital city (or simply capital) is the municipality exercising primary status in a country, state, province, or other administrative region, usually as its seat of government.

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Carondelet Palace

Carondelet Palace (Palacio de Carondelet) is the seat of government of the Republic of Ecuador, located in Quito.

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Cathedral of Quito

The Metropolitan Cathedral of Quito (Catedral Metropolitana de Quito), known simply as la Catedral, is the Catholic cathedral in Quito, Ecuador.

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Catholic Church

The Catholic Church, also known as the Roman Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with more than 1.299 billion members worldwide.

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Cayambe (volcano)

Cayambe or Volcán Cayambe is a volcano in Ecuador, in the Cordillera Central, a range of the Ecuadorian Andes.

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Central Park

Central Park is an urban park in Manhattan, New York City.

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Central University of Ecuador

The Central University of Ecuador (Universidad Central del Ecuador) is a national university located in Quito, Ecuador and is the oldest and largest university in Ecuador, and one of the oldest in the Americas.

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Charles Marie de La Condamine

Charles Marie de La Condamine (28 January 1701 – 4 February 1774) was a French explorer, geographer, and mathematician.

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Christian Benítez

Christian Rogelio Benítez Betancourt (May 1, 1986 – July 29, 2013), also known as Chucho, was an Ecuadorian footballer who played as a forward for El Jaish of the Qatar Stars League at the time of his death.

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City Museum (Quito)

The City Museum (Museo de la Ciudad) is a museum in the colonial center of Quito, Ecuador.

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Ciudad Mitad del Mundo

The Ciudad Mitad del Mundo (Middle of the World City) is a tract of land owned by the prefecture of the province of Pichincha, Ecuador.

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Colombia, officially the Republic of Colombia, is a sovereign state largely situated in the northwest of South America, with territories in Central America.

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Compañía de Jesús, Quito

The Church of the Society of Jesus (La Iglesia de la Compañía de Jesús), known colloquially as la Compañía, is a Jesuit church in Quito, Ecuador.

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Concord, Massachusetts

Concord is a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in the United States.

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Conquistadors (from Spanish or Portuguese conquistadores "conquerors") is a term used to refer to the soldiers and explorers of the Spanish Empire or the Portuguese Empire in a general sense.

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Coral Gables, Florida

Coral Gables, officially the City of Coral Gables, is a city in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States, located southwest of Downtown Miami.

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Coriolis force

In physics, the Coriolis force is an inertial force that acts on objects that are in motion relative to a rotating reference frame.

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Cotopaxi is an active stratovolcano in the Andes Mountains, located in the Latacunga canton of Cotopaxi Province, about south of Quito, and northeast of the city of Latacunga, Ecuador, in South America.

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Cuarenta is the national card game of Ecuador.

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Cuenca, Ecuador

The city of Cuenca — in full, Santa Ana de los Cuatro Ríos de Cuenca — is the capital of the Azuay Province.

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Danish Meteorological Institute

The Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI; Danmarks Meteorologiske Institut) is the official Danish meteorological institute, administrated by the Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate.

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A demonym (δῆμος dẽmos "people, tribe", ὄόνομα ónoma "name") is a word that identifies residents or natives of a particular place, which is derived from the name of that particular place.

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Diego de Almagro

Diego de Almagro, (– July 8, 1538), also known as El Adelantado and El Viejo, was a Spanish conquistador and a companion.

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Drainage basin

A drainage basin is any area of land where precipitation collects and drains off into a common outlet, such as into a river, bay, or other body of water.

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Easter Week

Easter Week is the period of seven days from Easter Sunday through the Saturday following.

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Ecuador (Ikwadur), officially the Republic of Ecuador (República del Ecuador, which literally translates as "Republic of the Equator"; Ikwadur Ripuwlika), is a representative democratic republic in northwestern South America, bordered by Colombia on the north, Peru on the east and south, and the Pacific Ocean to the west.

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Ecuador National Museum of Medicine

The Ecuador National Museum of Medicine is located in Quito, Ecuador.

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Ecuadorian War of Independence

The Ecuadorian War of Independence was fought from 1820 to 1822 between several South American armies and Spain over control of the lands of the Royal Audience of Quito, a Spanish colonial administrative jurisdiction from which would eventually emerge the modern Republic of Ecuador.

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Eduardo Estrella Aguirre

Eduardo Estrella Aguirre (1941 in Tabacundo, Ecuador – 1996 in Quito) was an Ecuadorian doctor and researcher who published Flora Huayaquilensis: The Botanical Expedition of Juan Tafalla 1799-1808.

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Eduardo Kingman

Eduardo Kingman Riofrío (February 23, 1913 – November 27, 1997) was one of Ecuador's greatest artists of the 20th century, among the art circles of other master artists such as Oswaldo Guayasamin and Camilo Egas.

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El Ejido

El Ejido is a municipality of Almería province, in the autonomous community of Andalusia, Spain.

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El Panecillo

El Panecillo (from Spanish panecillo small piece of bread, diminutive of pan bread) is a 200-metre-high hill of volcanic-origin, with loess soil, located between southern and central Quito.

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Eloy Alfaro

José Eloy Alfaro Delgado (June 25, 1842 – January 28, 1912) served as President of Ecuador from 1895 to 1901 and from 1906 to 1911.

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Empresa de Ferrocarriles Ecuatorianos

The Ferrocarriles del Ecuador Empresa Publica (FE EP) (Ecuadorian Railways Company) is the national railway of Ecuador.

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An equator of a rotating spheroid (such as a planet) is its zeroth circle of latitude (parallel).

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Estadio Olímpico Atahualpa

Estadio Olímpico Atahualpa is a multi-purpose stadium in Quito, Ecuador.

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Eucalyptus L'Héritier 1789 (plural eucalypti, eucalyptuses or eucalypts) is a diverse genus of flowering trees and shrubs (including a distinct group with a multiple-stem mallee growth habit) in the myrtle family, Myrtaceae.

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Eugenio Espejo

Francisco Javier Eugenio de Santa Cruz y Espejo (Royal Audiencia of Quito, 1747–95) was a medical pioneer, writer and lawyer of mestizo origin in colonial Ecuador.

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Europe is a continent located entirely in the Northern Hemisphere and mostly in the Eastern Hemisphere.

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Flora Huayaquilensis

Flora Huayaquilensis is the popular name for the body of work produced by botanist Juan José Tafalla Navascués while he was in South America.

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Florida (Spanish for "land of flowers") is the southernmost contiguous state in the United States.

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Gabriel García Moreno

Gabriel Gregorio Fernando José María García y Moreno y Morán de Buitrón (December 24, 1821 – August 6, 1875) was an Ecuadorian politician who twice served as President of Ecuador (1861–65 and 1869–75) and was assassinated during his second term, after being elected to a third.

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A gang is a group of associates, friends or members of a family with a defined leadership and internal organization that identifies with or claims control over territory in a community and engages, either individually or collectively, in illegal, and possibly violent, behavior.

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Global Positioning System

The Global Positioning System (GPS), originally Navstar GPS, is a satellite-based radionavigation system owned by the United States government and operated by the United States Air Force.

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Globalization and World Cities Research Network

The Globalization and World Cities Research Network, commonly abbreviated to GaWC, is a think tank that studies the relationships between world cities in the context of globalization.

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Gonzalo Endara Crow

Gonzalo Endara Crow (1936-1996, Bucay, Ecuador) was a Latin American writer and painter.

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Good Friday

Good Friday is a Christian holiday celebrating the crucifixion of Jesus and his death at Calvary.

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Grand marshal

Grand marshal is a ceremonial, military, or political office of very high rank.

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Guayaquil, officially Santiago de Guayaquil (St.), is the largest and the most populous city in Ecuador, with around 2 million people in the metropolitan area, as well as the nation's main port.

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Guayllabamba (Kichwa Wayllapampa, green plain) is a small agricultural town (administratively, a rural parish of the canton of Quito) located 29 kilometers northeast of the city of Quito in northern Ecuador.

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Guayllabamba River

The Guayllabamba is a river that originates in the east of Pichincha in northern Ecuador and flows into the Esmeraldas River.

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Guápulo is a district of Quito, Ecuador, also called an electoral parish (parroquia electoral urbana).

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H. G. Wells

Herbert George Wells.

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Highlands or uplands are any mountainous region or elevated mountainous plateau.

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Hotel Plaza Grande

Hotel Plaza Grande is a five-star luxury hotel in the historic centre of Quito, Ecuador.

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Iglesia y Convento de San Francisco, Quito

The Church and Monastery of St.

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Ignacio de Veintemilla

Mario Ignacio Francisco Tomás Antonio de Veintemilla y Villacís (July 31, 1828 – July 19, 1908) was President of Ecuador September 8, 1876 to January 10, 1883.

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The Illinizas are a pair of volcanic mountains that are located to the south of Quito, Ecuador.

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Indonesia (or; Indonesian), officially the Republic of Indonesia (Republik Indonesia), is a transcontinental unitary sovereign state located mainly in Southeast Asia, with some territories in Oceania.

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Inter Press Service

Inter Press Service (IPS) is a global news agency.

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John of God

John of God, O.H. (March 8, 1495 – March 8, 1550) (Juan de Dios, João de Deus and Joannis de Deo) was a Portuguese-born soldier turned health-care worker in Spain, whose followers later formed the Brothers Hospitallers of Saint John of God, a worldwide Catholic religious institute dedicated to the care of the poor, sick, and those suffering from mental disorders.

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Jorge Carrera Andrade

Jorge Carrera Andrade was an Ecuadorian poet, historian, author, and diplomat during the 20th century.

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Jorge Icaza Coronel

Jorge Icaza Coronel (June 10, 1906 – May 26, 1978), commonly referred to as Jorge Icaza, was a writer from Ecuador, best known for his novel Huasipungo, which brought attention to the exploitation of Ecuador's indigenous people by Ecuadorian whites.

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Köppen climate classification

The Köppen climate classification is one of the most widely used climate classification systems.

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Kentucky, officially the Commonwealth of Kentucky, is a state located in the east south-central region of the United States.

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Kraków, also spelled Cracow or Krakow, is the second largest and one of the oldest cities in Poland.

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L.D.U. Quito

Liga Deportiva Universitaria, often referred to as Liga de Quito, LDU, is an Ecuadorian professional football club based in Quito.

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La Capilla del Hombre

The painter Oswaldo Guayasamín´s La Capilla del Hombre ("The Chapel of Man") occupies a site in Bellavista overlooking the city of Quito, Ecuador.

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La Iglesia de El Sagrario (Quito)

La Iglesia de El Sagrario (Spanish, "Church of the Sanctuary" or "Church of the Shrine") is a large 17th century chapel in Quito, Ecuador.

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La Paz

La Paz, officially known as Nuestra Señora de La Paz (Our Lady of Peace), also named Chuqi Yapu (Chuquiago) in Aymara, is the seat of government and the de facto national capital of the Plurinational State of Bolivia (the constitutional capital of Bolivia is Sucre).

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Latin American Social Sciences Institute

The Latin American Social Sciences Institute or Latin American School of Social Sciences (Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales or FLACSO) is an inter-governmental autonomous organization for Latin America and the Caribbean dedicated to research, teaching and spreading of social sciences.

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Light rail

Light rail, light rail transit (LRT), or fast tram is a form of urban rail transport using rolling stock similar to a tramway, but operating at a higher capacity, and often on an exclusive right-of-way.

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Lima (Quechua:, Aymara) is the capital and the largest city of Peru.

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List of capital cities by elevation

This is a list of national capitals ordered by elevation.

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List of sovereign states

This list of sovereign states provides an overview of sovereign states around the world, with information on their status and recognition of their sovereignty.

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Louisville, Kentucky

Louisville is the largest city in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the 29th most-populous city in the United States.

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Madonna (art)

A Madonna is a representation of Mary, either alone or with her child Jesus.

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Madrid is the capital of Spain and the largest municipality in both the Community of Madrid and Spain as a whole.

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Managua is the capital and largest city of Nicaragua, and the center of eponymous department.

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Maquipucuna is a 6,000 hectare (14,820 acre) cloud forest reserve in Ecuador.

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March Revolution (Ecuador)

The March Revolution (Revolución marcista or Revolución de Marzo) or Revolution of Forty-Five (Revolución de 1845) began on 6 March 1845, when the people of Guayaquil under the leadership of General António Elizalde and Lieutenant-Colonel Fernándo Ayarza revolted against the government.

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Mariana de Jesús de Paredes

Saint Mariana of Jesus de Paredes, O.F.S. (Mariana or María Ana de Jesús de Paredes y Flores; October 31, 1618 – May 26, 1645), is a Roman Catholic saint and is the first person to be canonized from Ecuador.

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Mariscal Sucre International Airport

Mariscal Sucre International Airport (Aeropuerto Internacional Mariscal Sucre) is the busiest airport in Ecuador and one of the busiest airports in South America.

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Mauricio Rodas

Mauricio Esteban Rodas Espinel (born 15 April 1975) is a lawyer and right-wing politician (SUMA party) who has served as the Mayor of Quito since May 2014.

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In many countries, a mayor (from the Latin maior, meaning "bigger") is the highest-ranking official in a municipal government such as that of a city or a town.

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Metres above sea level

Metres above mean sea level (MAMSL) or simply metres above sea level (MASL or m a.s.l.) is a standard metric measurement in metres of the elevation or altitude of a location in reference to a historic mean sea level.

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MetrobusQ or Sistema MetrobusQ (the name is short for Metrobús (de) Quito) is a bus rapid transit system managed by the Empresa Metropolitana de Servicios y Administración del Transporte (EMSAT), the transportation agency of the municipality of the city of Quito, Pichincha Province, Ecuador.

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Mexico City

Mexico City, or the City of Mexico (Ciudad de México,; abbreviated as CDMX), is the capital of Mexico and the most populous city in North America.

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Mindo, Ecuador

Mindo (also known as the Mindo Valley) is a mountainous watershed in the western slopes of the Andes, where two of the most biologically diverse ecoregions in the world meet: the Chocoan lowlands and the Tropical Andes.

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Municipality of Quito

The Municipality of Quito (officially the Municipality of the Metropolitan District of Quito) is the governing body of the city of Quito and the Metropolitan District.

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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA; pronounced, like "Noah") is an American scientific agency within the United States Department of Commerce that focuses on the conditions of the oceans, major waterways, and the atmosphere.

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National Polytechnic School (Ecuador)

The National Polytechnic University (Spanish: Escuela Politécnica Nacional), also known as EPN, is a public university in Quito, Ecuador.

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Nicaragua, officially the Republic of Nicaragua, is the largest country in the Central American isthmus, bordered by Honduras to the north, the Caribbean to the east, Costa Rica to the south, and the Pacific Ocean to the west.

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In Christian monasticism (especially Catholic, Anglican and Methodist), an oblate is a person who is specifically dedicated to God or to God's service.

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Oceanic climate

An oceanic or highland climate, also known as a marine or maritime climate, is the Köppen classification of climate typical of west coasts in higher middle latitudes of continents, and generally features cool summers (relative to their latitude) and cool winters, with a relatively narrow annual temperature range and few extremes of temperature, with the exception for transitional areas to continental, subarctic and highland climates.

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Old Mariscal Sucre International Airport

Mariscal Sucre International Airport (Aeropuerto Internacional Mariscal Sucre) was the main international airport serving Quito, Pichincha Province, Ecuador.

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Old Quebec

Old Quebec (Vieux-Québec) is a historic neighbourhood of Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.

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Ontario is one of the 13 provinces and territories of Canada and is located in east-central Canada.

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Oswaldo Guayasamín

Oswaldo Guayasamín (July 6, 1919 – March 10, 1999) was an Ecuadorian master painter and sculptor of Quechua and Mestizo heritage.

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Otavalo people

The Otavalos are an indigenous people native to the Andean mountains of Imbabura Province in northern Ecuador.

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Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday is a Christian moveable feast that falls on the Sunday before Easter.

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Parque La Carolina

Parque La Carolina is a 165.5-acre (670,000 m²) park in the centre of the Quito central business district, bordered by the avenues Río Amazonas, de los Shyris, Naciones Unidas, Eloy Alfaro, and de la República.

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Pasochoa (4,200 metres) is an extinct volcano located in the Guayllabamba river basin in the Ecuadorian Andes.

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Peru (Perú; Piruw Republika; Piruw Suyu), officially the Republic of Peru, is a country in western South America.

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EP Petroecuador (Empresa Estatal Petróleos del Ecuador; Empresa Pública Petroecuador; meaning: State Petroleum Company of Ecuador) is the national oil company of Ecuador.

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Pichincha Province

Pichincha is a province of Ecuador located in the northern sierra region; its capital and largest city is Quito.

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Pichincha Volcano

Pichincha is an active stratovolcano in the country of Ecuador, whose capital Quito wraps around its eastern slopes.

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Plaza de la Independencia

Independence Square (Plaza de la Independencia, or colloquially as Plaza Grande) is the principal and central public square of Quito, Ecuador.

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Poland (Polska), officially the Republic of Poland (Rzeczpospolita Polska), is a country located in Central Europe.

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Politecnica Salesiana University

The Politecnica Salesiana University in Ecuador is an institution of higher education and Christian inspiration with Catholic character and a Salesian.

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A poncho (punchu in Quechua; Mapudungun pontro, blanket, woolen fabric) is an outer garment designed to keep the body warm.

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Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador

The Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador (PUCE) (English: Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador) is a Pontifical Catholic university founded in 1946 in Quito, Ecuador.

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Pope John Paul II

Pope John Paul II (Ioannes Paulus II; Giovanni Paolo II; Jan Paweł II; born Karol Józef Wojtyła;; 18 May 1920 – 2 April 2005) served as Pope and sovereign of the Vatican City State from 1978 to 2005.

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Provinces of Ecuador

Ecuador is divided into 24 provinces (provincias, singularprovincia).

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Pululagua (alternate spelling: Pululahua) is a dormant volcano in the north of Quito Canton, Pichincha Province, Ecuador.

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Pululahua Geobotanical Reserve

Reserva Geobotánica Pululahua (Pululahua Geobotanical Reserve) is a protected area around Pululuhua Volcano in the north of Quito Canton, Pichincha Province, Ecuador.

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Quebec (Québec)According to the Canadian government, Québec (with the acute accent) is the official name in French and Quebec (without the accent) is the province's official name in English; the name is.

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Quito Canton

Quito, officially the Metropolitan District of Quito (Distrito Metropolitano de Quito), is a canton in the province of Pichincha, Ecuador.

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Quito Metro

The Quito Metro (Metro de Quito), abbreviated as MDQ, is an underground rail mass transit system consisting of a single line that is under construction in Quito, the capital of Ecuador.

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Quitu culture

The Quitus were Pre-Columbian indigenous peoples in Ecuador who founded Quito, which is now the capital of Ecuador.

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Rafael Correa

Rafael Vicente Correa Delgado (born 6 April 1963) is an Ecuadorian politician and economist who served as President of Ecuador from 2007 to 2017.

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Real Audiencia of Quito

The Real Audiencia of Quito (sometimes referred to as la Presidencia de Quito or el Reino de Quito) was an administrative unit in the Spanish Empire which had political, military, and religious jurisdiction over territories that today include Ecuador, parts of northern Peru, parts of southern Colombia and parts of northern Brazil.

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Real Jardín Botánico de Madrid

Real Jardín Botánico de Madrid (Spanish for Royal Botanical Garden of Madrid) is an 8 hectares (19.7684 acres) botanical garden in Madrid (Spain).

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Reventador is an active stratovolcano which lies in the eastern Andes of Ecuador.

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Riobamba (full name San Pedro de Riobamba) is the capital of the Chimborazo Province in central Ecuador, which is located at the Chambo River Valley of the Andes.

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Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Quito

The Roman Catholic Metropolitan Archdiocese of Quito is the Catholic archdiocese in the capital city of Ecuador, Quito. Catholic-Hierarchy.org. David M. Cheney. Retrieved February 29, 2016 GCatholic.org. Gabriel Chow. Retrieved February 29, 2016 It was established as the Diocese of Quito on 8 January 1545, before being elevated to archdiocese level in 1849 by Pope Pius IX.

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Rumiñawi (Inca warrior)

Rumiñawi (Kichwa rumi stone, rock, ñawi eye, face, "stone eye", "stone face", "rock eye" or "rock face",Leon, P., 1998, The Discovery and Conquest of Peru, Chronicles of the New World Encounter, edited and translated by Cook and Cook, Durham: Duke University Press, hispanicized spellings Rumiaoui, Ruminavi, Ruminagui, Rumiñagui, Rumiñahui), born late 15th century, died June 25, 1535, was a general during the civil war, who after the death of Emperor Atahualpa, led the resistance against the Spanish in the northern part of the Inca Empire (modern-day Ecuador) in 1533.

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S.D. Aucas

Sociedad Deportiva Aucas, also known as "Papa Aucas", is a football club based in Quito, Ecuador.

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S.D. Quito

Sociedad Deportivo Quito is an Ecuadorian professional football club based in Quito.

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Saint Dominic

Saint Dominic (Santo Domingo), also known as Dominic of Osma and Dominic of Caleruega, often called Dominic de Guzmán and Domingo Félix de Guzmán (8 August 1170 – 6 August 1221), was a Castilian priest and founder of the Dominican Order.

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San Juan de Dios Hospital (Quito)

San Juan de Dios Hospital was a hospital located in Quito, Ecuador.

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Sebastián Cordero

Sebastián Cordero Espinosa (born 23 May 1972) is an Ecuadorian film director, screenwriter and editor, often recognized for his work in Ratas, Ratones, Rateros (1999), Crónicas (2004), and Europa Report (2013).

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Sebastián de Belalcázar

Sebastián de Belalcázar (1479 or 1480, Córdoba – Cartagena, 1551) was a Spanish conquistador.

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Secretariat of the Interior (Mexico)

The Mexican Secretariat of the Interior (Secretaría de Gobernación, SEGOB, literally "Secretary of Governorship") is concerned with the country's internal affairs, the presentation of the president's bills to Congress, their publication and certain issues of national security.

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Simón Bolívar

Simón José Antonio de la Santísima Trinidad Bolívar Palacios Ponte y Blanco (24 July 1783 – 17 December 1830), generally known as Simón Bolívar and also colloquially as El Libertador, was a Venezuelan military and political leader who played a leading role in the establishment of Venezuela, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Panama as sovereign states, independent of Spanish rule.

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Sincholagua Volcano

Sincholagua is an inactive volcano located in Ecuador northeast of Cotopaxi Volcano and southeast of Quito.

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Sister city

Twin towns or sister cities are a form of legal or social agreement between towns, cities, counties, oblasts, prefectures, provinces, regions, states, and even countries in geographically and politically distinct areas to promote cultural and commercial ties.

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South America

South America is a continent in the Western Hemisphere, mostly in the Southern Hemisphere, with a relatively small portion in the Northern Hemisphere.

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Spanish Baroque architecture

Spanish Baroque is a strand of Baroque architecture that evolved in Spain, its provinces, and former colonies.

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Spanish colonization of the Americas

The overseas expansion under the Crown of Castile was initiated under the royal authority and first accomplished by the Spanish conquistadors.

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Spanish language

Spanish or Castilian, is a Western Romance language that originated in the Castile region of Spain and today has hundreds of millions of native speakers in Latin America and Spain.

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Spectacled bear

The spectacled bear (Tremarctos ornatus), also known as the Andean bear or Andean short-faced bear and locally as jukumari (Aymara), ukumari (Quechua) or ukuku, is the last remaining short-faced bear (subfamily Tremarctinae).

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A stratovolcano, also known as a composite volcano, is a conical volcano built up by many layers (strata) of hardened lava, tephra, pumice and ash.

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Surabaya (formerly Dutch: Soerabaia and later Surabaja) is a port city and the capital of East Java (Jawa Timur) province of Indonesia.

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TAME or TAME EP Linea Aerea del Ecuador is an airline founded in 1962.

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A taxicab, also known as a taxi or a cab, is a type of vehicle for hire with a driver, used by a single passenger or small group of passengers, often for a non-shared ride.

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The TelefériQo (from teleférico and Quito), or TelefériQo Cruz Loma, is a gondola lift in Quito, Ecuador, running from the edge of the city centre up the east side of Pichincha Volcano to lookout Cruz Loma.

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The War of the Worlds

The War of the Worlds is a science fiction novel by English author H. G. Wells first serialised in 1897 by Pearson's Magazine in the UK and by Cosmopolitan magazine in the US.

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In common usage, theft is the taking of another person's property or services without that person's permission or consent with the intent to deprive the rightful owner of it.

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Thomas Aquinas

Saint Thomas Aquinas (1225 – 7 March 1274) was an Italian Dominican friar, Catholic priest, and Doctor of the Church.

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Time in Ecuador

Ecuador Time (ECT), as named by the IANA time zone database, is the time observed in mainland Ecuador since 1931.

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Toronto is the capital city of the province of Ontario and the largest city in Canada by population, with 2,731,571 residents in 2016.

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Trolleybuses in Quito

The Quito trolleybus system is a bus rapid transit line located in Quito, Ecuador, which opened in 1995 and by 2002 was carrying approximately 220,000 passengers per day.

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Ultraviolet index

The ultraviolet index or UV Index is an international standard measurement of the strength of sunburn-producing ultraviolet (UV) radiation at a particular place and time.

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The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO; Organisation des Nations unies pour l'éducation, la science et la culture) is a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN) based in Paris.

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Union of South American Nations

The Union of South American Nations (USAN; Unión de Naciones Suramericanas, UNASUR; União de Nações Sul-Americanas, UNASUL; Unie van Zuid-Amerikaanse Naties, UZAN; and sometimes referred to as the South American Union) is an intergovernmental regional organization comprising twelve South American countries.

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United States Department of State

The United States Department of State (DOS), often referred to as the State Department, is the United States federal executive department that advises the President and represents the country in international affairs and foreign policy issues.

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Universidad Del Pacífico – Ecuador

The Universidad Del Pacífico – Ecuador: Escuela de Negocios (UPACIFICO) is an Ecuadorian non-profit private university.

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Universidad San Francisco de Quito

Universidad San Francisco de Quito USFQ (informally Universidad San Francisco, or simply USFQ) is a liberal-arts, non-profit, private university located in Quito, Ecuador.

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Urban evolution of colonial Quito

Urban Evolution of Colonial Quito In almost three centuries of the Spanish Colonization Period, close to one thousand cities were founded in the Americas.

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USA Today

USA Today is an internationally distributed American daily, middle-market newspaper that serves as the flagship publication of its owner, the Gannett Company.

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Viceroyalty of New Granada

The Viceroyalty of New Granada (Virreinato de la Nueva Granada) was the name given on 27 May 1717, to the jurisdiction of the Spanish Empire in northern South America, corresponding to modern Colombia, Ecuador, Panama, and Venezuela.

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Viceroyalty of Peru

The Viceroyalty of Peru (Virreinato del Perú) was a Spanish colonial administrative district, created in 1542, that originally contained most of Spanish-ruled South America, governed from the capital of Lima.

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Vulqano Park

Vulqano Park is an amusement park in Quito, Ecuador.

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Wet season

The monsoon season, is the time of year when most of a region's average annual rainfall occurs.

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World Bank

The World Bank (Banque mondiale) is an international financial institution that provides loans to countries of the world for capital projects.

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World Heritage site

A World Heritage site is a landmark or area which is selected by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as having cultural, historical, scientific or other form of significance, and is legally protected by international treaties.

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World Meteorological Organization

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) is an intergovernmental organization with a membership of 191 Member States and Territories.

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YouTube is an American video-sharing website headquartered in San Bruno, California.

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