Ecuador

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Land area

1. Land area: 106,888 sq mi (276,840 sq km); total area: 109, 483 sq mi (283,560 sq km)

Population


2. Population (2012 est.): 15,223,680 (growth rate: 1.42%); birth rate: 19.6/1000; infant mortality rate: 19.06/1000; life expectancy: 75.94; density per sq km: 50

Ecuador is 65th biggest country population wise. The amount of people in Ecuador is reasonable for the size and the geography of the country

Education

3. The Ecuadorian education system is one of the most common systems used in education in Latin America. Ecuador is facing challenges with quality and finance in their education systems currently. They [the people of Ecuador] are trying to reform and improve the systems used in education. Because there are so many people living in Ecuador and not a lot of resources, schooling systems aren't the best, but the make it the best the can with the resources available.

Army

4. Historically, the Army depended on a wide variety of foreign suppliers for virtually all of its equipment needs. Only in the 1980s did it begin to develop a modest domestic arms industry as the Directorate of Army Industries manufactured rifle ammunition, uniforms, boots, and other consumable items. The Army's present day equipment is mostly of western origins.

Physical features

5. The physical features of Ecuador include the Galapagos Islands, Andes mountains, amazon jungle ect. They have a lot of lakes and rivers that run through the mountains and forest areas. This gives the people of Ecuador a wide variety of fauna and flora all throughout the country

Economy

6. The economy of Ecuador is based mostly on exports of oil, bananas, shrimp, gold, other primary agricultural products and money transfers from nearly a million Ecuadorian emigrants employed abroad. In 2002, oil accounted for about one-third of public-sector revenue and 40% of export earnings. Ecuador is the world's largest exporter of bananas ($936.5 million in 2002) and a major exporter of shrimp ($251 million in 2002). Exports of non-traditional products such as flowers ($291 million in 2002) and canned fish ($333 million in 2002) have grown in recent years. Industry is largely oriented to servicing the domestic market. Ecuadors economy is efficiently growing and spreading out and becoming stronger as the years go on.