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Cuenca is high up in the Andes at an altitude of 2,500 meters or 8,200 feet above sea level.

Quito's altitude is around 3,000 meters or 9,000 feet.

For a point of comparison, Denver the Mile High City, has an altitude range of 1,560 to 1,730 meters or 5,130 to 5,690 feet. The height is different in different parts of the city.

For preventing altitude sickness see MedicineNet.com or Medical News Today.

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