Ecuador - Quito



Quito, formally San Francisco de Quito, is the capital city of Ecuador, and at an elevation of 9,350 feet (2,800 meters above sea level), it is the highest capital city in the world housing the administrative, legislative and judicial functions. It is located in north-central Ecuador in the Guayllabamba river basin, on the eastern slopes of Pichincha, an active stratovolcano in the Andes mountains. With a population of 2,197,698 according to the last census (2001), and, as estimated by the municipality, approximately 2,504,991 in 2005, Quito is the second most populous city in Ecuador, after Guayaquil, and it's the new economic capital city in Ecuador. It is also the capital of the Pichincha province and the seat of Metropolitan District of Quito. The canton recorded a population of 1,842,201 residents in the 2001 national census. In 2008, the city was designated as the headquarters of the Union of South American Nations.

The Historic Center of Quito has one of the largest, least-altered and best-preserved historic centers in the Americas. Quito, along with Kraków, were the first World Cultural Heritage Sites declared by UNESCO in 1978. The central square of Quito is located about 25 kilometres (16 mi) south of the equator; the city itself extends to within about 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) of zero latitude. A monument and museum marking the general location of the equator is known locally as la mitad del mundo (the middle of the world), to avoid confusion, as the word ecuador is Spanish for equator.



Polideportivo Pichincha Quito


The Sports Club Polideportivo Pichincha offers different sports. Coaches are Vinicio Zuleta in freestyle as well as the Cuban Osvel Rodriguez in the Greco / Roman style.

From Monday to Friday will be Training here from 13:00 bis 21:00 O clock. Some wrestlesr of this club belongs to the national Team of Ecuador such as Hipolito Jimenez, Juan Espinoza, Jared Zuleta or the Pan American Junior Vice-Champion of Carolina Valverde.


High Altitude Training:

Because of the altitude of 2800 m high Altitude Training is possible. In Quito there are a lot of Tourist Agencys for different alpine Sports.


How to come:

With Taxi, the Gym is central and welln known and it cost 2-3 US Dollar from Historic Downtown

Organiza: Concentración Deportiva de Pichincha
: Polideportivo Bruno Frixone Franco (La Vicentina)
Información: 086072553 y 087231613
President: Alfredo Loza Tel 2550175





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