Equador

Stephen Ketchie

Ecuador

Ecuador, about equal in area to Nevada, is in the northwest part of South America fronting on the Pacific. To the north is Colombia and to the east and south is Peru. Two high and parallel ranges of the Andes, traversing the country from north to south, are topped by tall volcanic peaks. The highest is Chimborazo at 20,577 ft (6,272 m). The Galápagos Islands (or Colón Archipelago: 3,029 sq mi; 7,845 sq km), in the Pacific Ocean about 600 mi (966 km) west of the South American mainland, became part of Ecuador in 1832. There government is republic and there president is Rafael Correa, he used to be the president of the Uion of the South American Nations and he was elected in 2006 and then went into office in January of 2007.

Rafeal Correa is the leader of Ecuador because he is the president