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Could someone please add a pronunciation guide for the name of this city? --LostLeviathan 22:26, 4 December 2005 (UTC)

It starts with a sound like a y then there is an a as in cat followed by a sound like kill. I have no idea how to express that in pronounciation language, SqueakBox 22:43, 4 December 2005 (UTC)

done Ma xyz 04:21, 7 April 2006 (UTC)

Please consider this vocalization based on the American-English language: GUA-YA-QUIL

"GUA" as in "WA"shington (Washington)

"YA" as in de"JA"-vu (deja-vu)

"QUIL" as in in "kill" (kill)

then, you can read it as: WA-JA-KILL

I hope this helped. W.E.R.S. nov-28-2006

Why does it pronunciated "WAYAKILL", why not "KWAYAKILL" like other Spanish gua- words?

What you mean like Kwatemala (lol), SqueakBox 17:22, 21 January 2007 (UTC)

"References" and "External Links"[edit]

I did just move two links which i was sure of to be more logically placed in "External Links" than "References". Some of the other links i think maybe better in external links than references, but i'm not sure. perhaps the original editors could give advice about the original intentions?

Links in question:

and the following links i feel do not really provide any noteworthy informationeht therefor i think they should be deleted, anyone any opinion about that?

Ma xyz 02:52, 7 April 2006 (UTC)

The above proposed is done Ma xyz 02:35, 13 April 2006 (UTC)

"The past year"[edit]

The reference to "the past year" should be changed to the specific year. Erudil 23:19, 9 April 2007 (UTC)


I don't think that a Study abroad learning center can count as a higher education institute. Therefore Blue Hill College should be eliminated from the article

BCH is more than a Study Abroad learning center. They do offer a few university level degrees. It should stay there. Alpv (talk) 22:51, 7 July 2008 (UTC)

Jaime Nebot's party is no longer partido social cristiano[edit]

The partido social cristiano no longer exists under that name, now its called "madera de guerrero", an allusion to a city's folklore song. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:58, 14 May 2009 (UTC)

Actually, "Madera de guerrero" is a movement rather than a party, and the "Partido Social Cristiano" (PSC) does exist, and mayor Nebot is still affiliated although somewhat distanced. You can review this news article for clarification: Alpv (talk) 18:50, 23 August 2009 (UTC)

Photo overload[edit]

This article is beginning to more closely resemble a tourist brochure than an encyclopaedia, and the resultant impression is very different from the city that most of its residents know. I reckon that at least half of the pictures should be culled, or at least moved to a gallery section: I could be bold, but would rather invite people to nominate here which ones we can live without. Kevin McE (talk) 05:23, 20 July 2010 (UTC)

Questionable Dates[edit]

"In 1800 Guayaquil had a population of about 2,000 people; by 1700 the city had a population of over 10,000." The history section could use a little cleaning up by someone knowledgeable of the area, I think. -Shredator —Preceding unsigned comment added by Shredator (talkcontribs) 03:25, 12 September 2010 (UTC)

guayaquil's pic[edit]

the main pictures should be changed... because not all the people from guayaquil likes barcelona... im not asking to use the capwell's stadium pic, but at least use a pic from the modelo's stadium —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:23, 31 October 2010 (UTC)


The population of the city, according to the last census was 2.360.000 but the figure shown in the article is of 3 million for the inner city and 4 million for the metropolitan area. Where do these figures come from and why nobody has correct that information besides me. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jach79 (talkcontribs) 18:21, 23 June 2012 (UTC)

Center of Ecuador's business and manufacturing industries.[edit]

"Because of its location, the city is the center of Ecuador's business and manufacturing industries."

This information is wrong, and should not be in the article. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 05:15, 15 July 2012 (UTC)

I've removed it, thanks. Qwyrxian (talk) 07:03, 16 July 2012 (UTC)

3.75 mill population[edit]

Where did that information come from? It has no source and I am pretty certain that it's wrong anyway so it should just be removed. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:19, 17 June 2013 (UTC)

geography on earthquake[edit]

I just added some information on Guayaquil is prone to earthquake and tsunami threats due to its location based on reference 4 to 7. Sunnyyis (talk) 14:50, 14 November 2016 (UTC)

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