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24 Free photos of Guayaquil, Ecuador, from the air

Santiago de Guayaquil, or just Guayaquil, is the largest and the most populous city in Ecuador, as well as the main port. Guayaquil is on the west margin of the Guayas River, which flows into the Gulf of Guayaquil in the Pacific Ocean. Guayaquil is about 250 km south-southwest of the capital of Ecuador, Quito. The estimated metropolitan population is about 3 million. Guayaquil is the capital of the Ecuadorian province of Guayas and the seat of the namesake canton. (In Ecuador, a cantón (canton) is a second-order subnational entity below a first-order province.) The city is the center of Ecuador's fishing and manufacturing industries. The city's new airport, Jose Joaquin de Olmedo International Airport (IATA abbr.: GYE), though using the same runways, had its passenger terminal completely rebuilt in 2006 and was renamed. The old passenger terminal is now a conference center.

Guayaquil was founded on July 25, 1538 with the name Muy Noble y Muy Leal Ciudad de Santiago de Guayaquil by Spanish Conquistador Francisco de Orellana. Even before it was founded by the Spanish, it already existed as a native village. Note - July 25 is the legal holiday in Guayaquil. Another possible founder might be Diego de Almagro. In 1600 Guayaquil had a population of about 2,000 people; by 1700 the city had a population of over 10,000. In 1687, Guayaquil was attacked and looted by English and French pirates under the command of George d'Hout (English) and Picard and Groniet (Frenchmen). Of the more than 260 pirates, 35 died and 46 were wounded; 75 defenders of the city died and more than 100 were wounded. The pirates took local women as concubines. Quito paid the ransom demanded by the pirates with the condition they release the hostages and not burn Guayaquil. In 1709, the English captains Woodes Rogers, Etienne Courtney, and William Dampier along with 110 other pirates, looted Guayaquil and demanded ransom; however, they suddenly departed without collecting the ransom after an epidemic of yellow fever broke out. In October 9, 1820, almost without bloodshed, a group of civilians supported by soldiers from the "Granaderos de Reserva", a Peruvian battalion quartered in Guayaquil, overwhelmed the resistance of the Royalist guards and arrested the Spanish authorities. Guayaquil declared independence from Spain and José Joaquín de Olmedo was named Jefe Civil (Civil Chief) of Guayaquil. This would prove to be a key victory for the Ecuadorian War of Independence. On July 26, 1822, José de San Martín and Simón Bolívar held a famous conference in Guayaquil to plan for the independence of Spanish South America. The city suffered from a major fire in 1896 which destroyed large portions of the city.

(Text and map of Ecuador adapted from: Guayaquil (2008). From Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia)

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Free pictures of air views of Guayaquil, Ecuador.

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Air view of Guayaquil, Ecuador showing large areas of wetlands
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Air view of Guayaquil, Ecuador showing large areas of wetlands

 

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Landing at the airport in Guayaquil, Ecuador showing the air brakes of the airplane
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Departing the airport in Guayaquil, Ecuador
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Santiago de Guayaquil es la ciudad más poblada del Ecuador con 3.468.338 habitantes en su área metropolitana. Es cabecera cantonal del cantón Guayaquil y la capital de la provincia del Guayas. Es una ciudad diversa, en crecimiento, y aquí se ubica el puerto más importante del país. Se encuentra en la costa ecuatoriana, cerca del Océano Pacífico. Por esta razón, se le conoce en Ecuador como la "Perla del Pacífico". En la época colonial, Guayaquil formaba junto a Quito y Cuenca, la Real Audiencia de Quito. Fue cuna de la definitiva independencia de la nación. Una vez liberada la ciudad el 9 de Octubre de 1820, fue capital de la Provincia Libre de Guayaquil, una pequeña y efímera nación que después se integró a la Gran Colombia. Posteriormente, Guayaquil formó parte de la República del Ecuador. Guayaquil ha sido la sede de las más grandes revoluciones que dieron forma a lo que hoy conocemos como Ecuador, así como la Revolución Octubrina, que independizó a la ciudad, la Revolución Marcista, que expulsó al militarismo extranjero, la Revolución Liberal, liderada por el Gral. Eloy Alfaro, la Revolución Bancaria, entre otras. La ciudad de Santiago de Guayaquil, su puerto es uno de los más importantes de la costa del Pacífico Oriental. El 70% de las exportaciones privadas del país sale por sus modernas y amplias instalaciones, ingresando el 83% de las importaciones..

(Adaptado de: Guayaquil (2008). De Wikipedia, la enciclopedia libre)







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