Ecuador

By Olivia Lopez

Capital

The capital of Ecuador is Quito

Geography

Portion of the Andes Mt., Amazon Basin,
  • Chimborazo (6,267 m), Cotopaxi(5,897 m), Illiniza (5,248 m), Tungurahua (5,023 m) Pichincha(4,784 m), Costa Island, and Galapagos Island
  • Location

    Surrounding Countries: Columbia, Costa Rica, Peru

    Major Cities

    1. Guayaquil

    2.Quito

    3.Cuenca

    4.Santo Domingo de los Colorados

    5.Machala

    Historical Sites & Landmarks

    Economy

    The U.S Dollar is Ecuador's currency

    Language

    Spanish

    Kichwa(Quichua)

    Shuar

    Food

    Breakfast: bread with cheese or jam, coffee or juice,plantains, rice, and eggs

    Lunch: poultry or seafood, rice ,potatoes, a small salad, plantains, and hot sauce

    Dinner: soup, rice, beef or pork, coffee or water, dessert

    Important people

    Simon Bolivar-military and political leader who helped Venezuela,Ecuador,Bolivia,and Peru get independence.


    Eugenio Espejo- medical pioneer, scientist, and writer


    Matilde Hidalgo- first women to graduate,vote, and hold elected office in Latin America

    Music

    Types-Padilla, Pasacalle, Yarabi, Sanjuanito

    Instruments-guitar, flute, rosin, marimba

    Weather

    June-September is dry(winter)

    Oct-may is wet(summer)

    Sports

    1.Soccer

    2.Baseball

    3.Volleyball

    4.Basketball

    5.Tennis

    Religion

    Roman Catholic

    History

    Incas

    Spain colonized in 1544

    Independent in 1822 after a 2 year war

    Incas

    They are gone , Spain killed of the empire

    Resources

    Petroleum, fish, timber, hydroelectricity

    Exports

    Petroleum,bananas,shrimp,fish,coffee

    Government

    Constitutional Republic

    Tourist sites

    Cotopaxi- an inactive volcano you can climb and hike on


    La capilla del hombre- a art museum that overlooks Quito, dedicated to Latin America


    El Panecillo-a historical monument, once a old temple used to worship the sun


    Tortuga bay- on Santa Cruz island,surfing,swimming, wildlife


    Galapagos islands- islands filled with exotic wildlife you can't find anywhere else

    Bibliography

    • Frommers.com
    • Wikipedia
    • Worldfactbook
    • latinkitchen.com