El Quinche

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El Quinche
—  Rural parish  —
El Quinche is located in Ecuador
El Quinche
Location of El Quinche, shown within the Pichincha Province
Coordinates: 0°6′36.08″S 78°17′46.28″W / 0.1100222°S 78.2961889°W / -0.1100222; -78.2961889Coordinates: 0°6′36.08″S 78°17′46.28″W / 0.1100222°S 78.2961889°W / -0.1100222; -78.2961889
Country Ecuador
ProvincePichincha
CantonQuito
Elevation2,619 m (8,593 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total12,870
Time zoneECT (UTC-5)
 
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El Quinche
—  Rural parish  —
El Quinche is located in Ecuador
El Quinche
Location of El Quinche, shown within the Pichincha Province
Coordinates: 0°6′36.08″S 78°17′46.28″W / 0.1100222°S 78.2961889°W / -0.1100222; -78.2961889Coordinates: 0°6′36.08″S 78°17′46.28″W / 0.1100222°S 78.2961889°W / -0.1100222; -78.2961889
Country Ecuador
ProvincePichincha
CantonQuito
Elevation2,619 m (8,593 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total12,870
Time zoneECT (UTC-5)

El Quinche is a city of Ecuador, in the Pichincha Province, about 20 mi (32 km) from the city of Quito. The city, administratively a rural parish of the canton of Quito, is located in the valley of the headwaters of the Guayllabamba River, to the west of Pambamarca. It borders Cayambe Canton to the northeast.

The city is known for the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Presentation of El Quinche.