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Full nameGuayaquil
MottoPor Guayaquil Independiente
MayorJaime Nebot
Vice-MayorGuillermo Chang
Total Area133.01 sq mi (344.5 km2)
Land Area122.17 sq mi (316.4 km2)
Water Area10.84 sq mi (28.1 km2)
Elevation13.2 ft (4 m)
Total Population2634000 (2009)
Density (pop.)7545.3/km2 (19547.40/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneECT (UTC-5)

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Guayaquil (-esɡwaʝaˈkilpron), officially Santiago de Guayaquil (-essanˈtjaɣo ðe ɣwaʝaˈkilpron), is the largest and the most populous city in Ecuador,with about 2.3 million inhabitants in the city and nearly 3.1 million in the metropolitan area, as well as that nation's main port. The city is the capital of the Ecuadorian province of Guayas and the seat of the namesake canton.Guayaquil is located on the western bank of the Guayas River, which flows into the Pacific Ocean at the Gulf of Guayaquil. Because of its location, the city is the center of Ecuador's business and manufacturing industries.

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