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  Ecuador's highest point is Mt. Chimborazo. It reaches a height of 20,561 feet. Its lowest point is at the Pacific coastline. If elevation were measured from the center of the Earth the the highest peak, Mt. Chimborazo would be the highest point on Earth, not Mt. Everest! The summit of Mount Everest reaches a higher elevation above sea level, but the summit of Chimborazo is widely reported to be the farthest point on the surface from Earth's center with Huascarán a very close second. The summit of the Chimborazo is the fixed point on Earth which has the utmost distance from the center – because of the oblate spheroid shape of the planet Earth which is "thicker" around the...

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Pachacutec Five centuries have passed since the Inca Empire was destroyed and yet images and stories of the Incas abound in the world and its region.  A lot of history, new stories, and new events are unfolding. The...y have taken place in that time, but the Inca–or at least a single Inca, Pachacutec — reigns supreme both in people’s memory, in stories, in statues, and in textiles.     Official site: www.the-inca.comSee More  

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