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Oriente, Quito, equator, average annual temperature, annual precipitation

Although Ecuador lies on the equator, the country has a wide range of climates because of the varying elevations. The Costa is generally hot and humid, with a mean annual temperature of about 26C (about 78F). On the Sierra the temperatures range between about 7 and 21C (about 45 and 70 F), depending on the elevation. Quito, which is some 2,850 m (9,350 ft) above sea level, has an average annual temperature of 13C (55F). The Oriente is warmer and more humid than the Costa; temperatures approach the upper 30s C (lower 100s F), and annual precipitation is about 2,030 mm (about 80 in).



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Oriente, Quito, equator, average annual temperature, annual precipitation, sea level, Ecuador, Sierra, Costa, s F, country, s C

 
 

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