Ecuador: God, Homeland, and Freedom

by McKenna Miller

Languages, Geography, and Population

Ecuador's Flag

Colors: The colors on Ecuador's flag are the primary colors (red, blue, and yellow). The yellow on the flag stands for plentiful crops and fertile soil. The blue stands for the oceans and the skies. Lastly, the red stands for the blood shed by soldiers in battle.


Coat of Arms: In the center of Ecuador's flag is their Coat of Arms. The condor above the emblem represents power. Below that is a curved belt of the four zodiac signs; Aries, Taurus, Gemini, and Cancer. These zodiac signs represent the months of March-July to symbolize the March Revolution that started on March 6th, 1845.

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Popular Tourist Sites

Food

Sure, you can eat cows, chicken, fish, even deer, but Ecuador takes cuisine to a whole new level with small servings of Guinea pig called Cuy. Not all of the rodent is eaten in one sitting because the most edible part is the fat and the skin, giving the Guinea pig a very gamy taste.
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Grilled Cuy in Cuenca, Ecuador

Education, Government, and Currency