Ecuador

Melanie McBride

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Overview

Capital: Quito


Population: 15,654,411


Government:

-Republic

-Their president is Rafael Correa


Currency: The official currency for Ecuador is the U.S. dollar


National Anthem: "Salve, Oh Patria"

Ecuadorian National Anthem - "Salve, Oh Patria" (ES/EN)
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The flag of Ecuador uses colors from the banner of Gran Columbia (the South America republic that broke up in 1830)


Yellow: sunshine, grain, mineral wealth

Blue: sky, sea, rivers

Red: blood of patriots spilled in struggle for freedom and justice

Geography

Continent: South America


The country of Ecuador also includes the Galapagos Islands, the Cotopaxi Volcano (active), and the Chimborazo Volcano.

Natural Resources: Petroleum, fish, timber, hydro power


Natural Disasters: floods, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and landslides

Cultural Activities

Ecuadorian Folkloric Ballet: 3 hours of colorful costumes, and traditional dancing! You'll also learn about special Ecuadorian traditions.


Old Town: This center of the city is full of street vendors and gives you a good look into the daily life of an Ecuadorian citizen.


Lagoon: Between two beaches is a beautiful lagoon that is the perfect place to see marvelous wading birds in such a peaceful environment.

Food

Sights to See