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Fun Facts About Ecuador
- Ecuador is the Spanish word for Equator
- Cuy is considered a delicacy in Ecuador
- Quito is the second highest capital in the world at 9,300 feet right after La Paz in Bolivia
- The town of Papallactua is known for its Hot Springs
- Capital:Quito; 1,451,000
- Area:283,560 square kilometers (109,483 square miles)
- Language:Spanish, Quechua
- Religion:Roman Catholic
- Currency:U.S. dollar
- Life Expectancy:71
- GDP per Capita: U.S. $3,200
- Literacy Percent:93
- Industry:Petroleum, food processing, textiles, metal work
- Agriculture:Bananas, coffee, cacao, rice; cattle; balsa wood; fish
- Exports:Petroleum, bananas, shrimp, coffee, cacao
Ecuador is the spanish word Equator
Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela retained the tricolour of the Great Colombian Federate Republic when it broke up 1830-32. It was designed by Francisco Miranda and was carried by Simon Bolivar in all his battles to free South America from Spanish rule.
He coastal section and the high Andean basins situated in modern day Ecuador, were populated by Indian tribes when the first Europeans reached the area's Pacific coast in 1526. The Incan Empire extended over the highland area to an area near to Quito. The first Spanish settlement in Ecuador was established in 1534 at Quito on the site of an important Incan town of the same name.
In 1830, Ecuador took its name from the Spanish word for the equator, which crosses the entire northern sector. The three mainland regions are referred to as the Coast, the Sierra, and Amazonia, or the Oriente ("east"). A constitutional democracy, Ecuador is a multicultural, multiethnic nation–state that many consider multinational. It has one of the highest representations of indigenous cultures in South America and two distinct Afro–Ecuadorian cultures. The dominant populace is descended primarily from Spanish colonists and settlers and to a lesser extent from German, Italian, Lebanese, and Asian immigrants. Spanish is the national language; thirteen indigenous languages are spoken, of which the principal ones are Quichua in the Sierra and the Oriente and Jivaroan in the Oriente.
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