Average Temperature

Quito Average Temperature

Graph view of average temperatures by month for
Quito, Ecuador

Table view of average temperatures by month

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Min and Max represent the coldest and warmest average months on record.

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Facts Other Than Average Temperature
Climate Detailstropical along coast, becoming cooler inland at higher elevations; tropical in Amazonian jungle lowlands
BackgroundWhat is now Ecuador formed part of the northern Inca Empire until the Spanish conquest in 1533. Quito became a seat of Spanish colonial government in 1563 and part of the Viceroyalty of New Granada in 1717. The territories of the Viceroyalty - New Granada (Colombia), Venezuela, and Quito - gained their independence between 1819 and 1822 and formed a federation known as Gran Colombia. When Quito withdrew in 1830, the traditional name was changed in favor of the "Republic of the Equator." Between 1904 and 1942, Ecuador lost territories in a series of conflicts with its neighbors. A border war with Peru that flared in 1995 was resolved in 1999. Although Ecuador marked 25 years of civilian governance in 2004, the period has been marred by political instability. Protests in Quito have contributed to the mid-term ouster of Ecuador's last three democratically elected Presidents. In 2007, a Constituent Assembly was elected to draft a new constitution; Ecuador's twentieth since gaining independence.
Coastline2,237 km
Terraincoastal plain (costa), inter-Andean central highlands (sierra), and flat to rolling eastern jungle (oriente)
Geographic Overview
Geographic Coordinates2 00 S, 77 30 W
Elevation Extremes
Natural Hazardsfrequent earthquakes, landslides, volcanic activity; floods; periodic droughts
Current Enviornmental Issuesdeforestation; soil erosion; desertification; water pollution; pollution from oil production wastes in ecologically sensitive areas of the Amazon Basin and Galapagos Islands
Environmental Agreements
Agriculture Productsbananas, coffee, cocoa, rice, potatoes, manioc (tapioca), plantains, sugarcane; cattle, sheep, pigs, beef, pork, dairy products; balsa wood; fish, shrimp
Natural Resourcespetroleum, fish, timber, hydropower
Population13,927,650 (July 2008 est.)