Ecuador

South America

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About Country

Capital
Quito
Population
Approximately 17.8 million (2021 estimate)
Population Density
67 people per square kilometer
GDP
$109.7 billion (nominal, 2021 estimate)
Language
Spanish is the official language, but there are also several indigenous languages spoken
Currency
US dollar (since 2000)
National Dish
Ceviche (a seafood dish typically made with raw fish marinated in citrus juices and spiced with chili peppers)
Religion
Roman Catholicism is the predominant religion, but there is also a significant Protestant population
Climate
Ecuador's climate varies depending on the region, with a tropical climate along the coast and in the Amazon region, and a cooler climate in the Andes. The Galapagos Islands have a subtropical climate
Main Industries
Oil production, agriculture, and tourism
Level of Development
Ecuador is considered a developing country, with a human development index (HDI) ranking of 87 out of 189 countries (2020)
Area
Approximately 283,561 square kilometers

Experience the magic of Ecuador 🇪🇨, a land of stunning landscapes 🏔️, vibrant indigenous traditions 🥁, and exotic wildlife 🐒. Immerse yourself in the culture, marvel at the beauty, and create unforgettable memories. Explore Ecuador today!

Ecuador is a country located in the northwest of South America, with a coastline along the Pacific Ocean. It is bordered by Colombia to the north, Peru to the east and south, and the Pacific Ocean to the west. Ecuador is known for its diverse geography, which includes the Andes mountain range, the Amazon rainforest, and the Galapagos Islands, which are a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a popular tourist destination.

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  • Alausi Chimborazo, Riobamba, Ecuador
  • Antisana, Ecuador
  • Baños, Ecuador
  • Cd Mitad del Mundo, Quito, Ecuador (1)
  • Cd Mitad del Mundo, Quito, Ecuador
  • Cotopaxi, Ecuador (1)
  • Cotopaxi, Ecuador
  • Cotopaxi, Equador
  • Cuenca, Ecuador (1)
  • Cuenca, Ecuador (2)
  • Cuenca, Ecuador
  • Cuicocha, Ecuador
  • Galapagos, Ecuador
  • Guayaquil, Ecuador (1)
  • Guayaquil, Ecuador
  • La Calle del Arte, San Antonio de Ibarra, Ecuador
  • La Floresta, Quito, Ecuador
  • La Perla, Guayaquil, Ecuador
  • Provinz Pichincha, Ecuador (1)
  • Provinz Pichincha, Ecuador(1)
  • Quilotoa Lake in Ecuador!
  • Quilotoa, Ecuador
  • Quito, Ecuador (1)
  • Quito, Ecuador (2)
  • Quito, Ecuador (3)
  • Quito, Ecuador
  • Quito, Quito, Ecuador
  • Salinas, Ecuador
  • Twin brothers - Alpacas at Ecuador
  • View of historical Quito from virgin Mary statue El Panecillo
  • Vilcabamba, Ecuador
  • Volcán Tungurahua, Ecuador (1)
  • Volcán Tungurahua, Ecuador

Main Attractions

Some of the main tourist attractions in Ecuador include:

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    The Galapagos Islands: a group of volcanic islands located 1,000 km off the coast of Ecuador that are home to unique wildlife species, including giant tortoises, marine iguanas, and blue-footed boobies.

  • 2

    The Amazon Rainforest: a vast area of tropical rainforest that covers much of Ecuador's eastern region and is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna.

  • 3

    The Avenue of the Volcanoes: a stretch of the Andes mountain range that is home to numerous active and dormant volcanoes.

  • 4

    Quito's Old Town: a historic district in the capital city of Quito that is home to many well-preserved colonial-era buildings.

  • 5

    Ingapirca: an Inca archaeological site located in southern Ecuador that features a complex of stone structures and buildings.

  • 6

    Cotopaxi National Park: a national park located in the Andes that features the Cotopaxi volcano, the second-highest peak in Ecuador.

These are just a few examples of the many attractions that Ecuador has to offer. The country's rich cultural heritage, stunning natural beauty, and welcoming people make it a popular destination for tourists from around the world.

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