How many people founded Quito?
The spanish name for the capital of Ecuador is the same as it is in English: Quito. They are pronounced identically as well; KEY-Toe. The full offical name for Quito however is "San Francisco de Quito" or Saint Francis of Quito". The name Quito itself comes from the Quitu tribe of Indians who settled the land around modern day Quito area over a thousand years ago.