Official state name: Republic of Ecuador
Ecuador has approximately 14.500.000 inhabitants, of which about 13.200.000 (91,0% of the population) Spanish native speakers.
Besides Spanish, in Ecuador people also speak Quechua.
Head of State and Government Chief is Rafael Correa.
Ecuador covers an area of approximately 256.000 km² and borders on Colombia and Peru.
Currency of Ecuador: Us-Dollar (code: USD, currency symbol: US-$)
Current time in Ecuador: 19:12:06 h
Time difference between Ecuador and UTC/GMT (Londres): -5 hours
Daylight saving time (DST): not observed
The international area code for calls from abroad for Ecuador is : +593.
Voltage in Ecuador: 110 - 220 V.
Websites of Ecuador end usually with .ec
Welcome in Ecuador ! It is a place of spectacular diversity, having 4 natural geographical regions: the coast, the highlands, the jungle, and the enchanted Galapagos islands.
Ecuador is a country with endless natural richness. The geographic and climatic diversity of its four regions have given rise to thousands of unique species of flora and fauna.
The geographical diversity of Ecuador means that there are a number of different climates and microclimates in the country’s four regions. Temperatures vary according to elevation and the location of the cities and towns.
Ecologically, Ecuador is one of the richest countries on the planet. The amazing biodiversity throughout the nation's various regions means that there are thousands of unique species of flora and fauna in Ecuador.
Due to its location and unique geographical features, Ecuador is home to varied landscapes with infinite soil types, ecosystems, and microclimates.
In this tiny nation’s 22 provinces – divided into 4 basic regions - you’ll find tropical islands, towering snowcapped peaks, sandy beaches, and simmering jungle.
Then main tourist attractions and destinations of Ecuador are the Galapagos Islands, Chimborazo and Cotopaxi in the Andean region, the Ecuadorian Coast, Guayaquil and the Sunshine Route, the Amazon region, and the colonial churches of Quito and Cuenca are all highlight destinations of this beautiful.
There are hundred of places that will leave you in awe.
Ecuador is a relatively cheap country compared to other countries in the region. Here, you will find all kinds of high quality services offered for a wide range of prices.
The nation is also home to 13 indigenous nationalities, each of which maintain their traditional customs, way of life, and world vision.
The Eastern Quichua, Huaorani, Achuar, Shuar, Cofan, Siona-Secoya, Shiwiar, and Zaparo all live in the Amazon region. In the Andes, live the highland Quichua such as the Cañaris and the Saraguros.
The coastal region is home to the AWA, Chachis, Cayapas, Tsachilas, and Huancavilcas. The urban areas are inhabited mainly by mestizos (mixed race), whites, and Afro-Ecuadorians.
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Ministry of Information and Tourism (with photo gallery)
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