Quito

Quito, the capital of Ecuador, situated at an elevation of nearly 9000 ft. above the sea-level, and cut up with ravines; stands in a region of perpetual spring and amid picturesque surroundings, the air clear and the sky a dark deep blue. The chief buildings are of stone, but all the ordinary dwellings are of sun-dried brick and without chimneys. It is in the heart of a volcanic region, and is subject to frequent earthquakes, in one of which, in 1797, 40,000 of the inhabitants perished. The population consists chiefly of Indians, whose religious interests must be well cared for, for there are no fewer than 400 priests to watch over their spiritual welfare.

Population (circa 1900) given as 80,000.

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

Quirites * Quito, Cordillera of
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Quinisext
Quinquagesima Sunday
Quinsy
Quintana, Manuel José
Quintette
Quintilian, Marcus Fabius
Quipo
Quirinal
Quirites
Quito
Quito, Cordillera of
Quit-rent
Quorra
Quorum
Qurân
Raab
Raasay
Rabant de St. Étienne
Rabat
Rabbi

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