Was it controlled by another country? Yes; Equador was controlled by spain
Did it gain independence? Yes, in 1830, and is still independent.
The official language is Spanish.
Andes Mountains, Amazon rainforest, and volcanoes (+more)
Why should peeps visit?
To learn about Equador's history and get some exclusive hand made pottery
Whats should weirdos see and do?
See the historical buildings, otavale market, and eat because people need good food.
Guayaquil, Quito, Cenca, Santo Domingo, etc