Ecuador

geography inquiry project

Population and settlement pattern

Ecuador population is 16.3 million people. Ecuador has a liner pattern

Physical environment

Ecuador is located on the west of the continent and it's crossed by the equator. Ecuador has the Spanish historical center in Quito. Ecuador terrain; coastal plain, inter Andean central highlands, and flat to rolling eastern jungle. The coastal lowlands in the western part of Ecuador are typically warm with temperatures in the region of 25 degrees Celsius, 77 degrees Fahrenheit. Coastal areas are affected by ocean currents and between January and April are hot and rainy. Ecuador is a country in western, south america bordering the pacific ocean at the equator. Ecuador is positioned quite directly over the equator but even it occupies the latitude and longitude positions 2 degrees south and 77, 30 degrees west. Ecuador is position in the northern, southern, and western hemisphere

Weather and climate

Ecuador lies directly on the equator, so the entire country enjoys 12 hours of direct equatorial daylight 365 days a year. However, the climate you will experience depends largely on where you are in Ecuador, since there are four distinct geographical areas—the Sierra (mountains), the Orient (eastern rainforests), the La Costa (Pacific coastal plains), and the Galapagos Islands. The coastal lowlands in the western part of Ecuador are typically warm with temperatures in the region of 25 °C (77 °F). Coastal areas are affected by ocean currents and between January and April are hot and rainy.

Education

In 1996 the net primary enrolment rate was 96.9 percent, and 71.8 percent of children stayed in school until fifth grade. primary school attendance rates were unavailable for Ecuador as of 2001. There are still large numbers of children who do not remain in school beyond the age of 15, particular in rural areas where the people are poor and it is more important to find work to support the family. Children begin school at the age of 6 and finish primary school at the age of 12. Secondary education comes in 2 phases, each lasting three years. If students complete the basic first phase they can go on to the second phase and possible university education if students wish to study at university. Then a degree course last between 4 and 7 years depending upon the subject chosen. Education is compulsory until at least the age of 14.

Cost of living

Basic (Electricity, Heating, Water, Garbage) for 85 square meter Apartment43.09 $
(61.40 C$)106.17 $
(151.29 C$) +146.40 %

1 minute. of Prepaid Mobile Tariff Local (No Discounts or Plans)0.16 $
(0.22 C$)0.21 $
(0.30 C$) +32.62 %

Internet (10 Mbps , Unlimited Data, Cable/asymmetric digital subscriber line37.94 $
(54.06 C$)39.60 $
(56.43 C$

Safety and health

In Ecuador you'll have access to excellent medical care. In the bigger cities you'll find hospitals with state of the at equipment, as well specialists in all fields and physicians with private clinics. Crime is a severe problem in Ecuador. Crimes have ranged petty theft to violent offences, armed robbery, express kidnapping, sexual assault. Very low rates of apprehension and conviction of criminals due to limited police and judges resources contribute to Ecuador high crime rate. Ecuador crime rate is critical.