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Ecuador

Ecuador Boardered by Columbia, Peru and the Pacific Ocean, this little country can give you plenty to see. Colonial architecture, volcanic landscapes and rainforest is only some of the things you can get to see.The amazing nature and landscapes in the Andes mountains is defendly a visit worth, or Visit Quito, and see museums, churches or just walk around in the streets and enjoy the life around you.

Area: 272.116 Km²
Population: 13.184.000 (2001 est.)
Density: 48 pop/Km²

System of government: Presidential Republic
Capital: Quito (1.300.000 pop.)
Major cities: Guayaquil 1.830.000 pop., Cuenca 275.000 pop., Ambato 225.000 pop.
Ethnic majority: Mestizo 50%, Amerindian 30%, White 10%, Black and mulatto 10%
Border countries: Colombia NORTH, Peru SOUTH and EAST

Principal mountains: Volcán Chimborazo 6267 m
Principal rivers: Rio Napo 420 Km (ecuadorian tract, total 900 Km), Rio Guayas 320 Km
Principal lakes: -
Principal islands: Galapagos Islands 7812 Km² (Isabela 4278 Km²)
Climate: Equatorial - temperate

Language: Spanish (official), Amerindian languages (Quechua and Jivaro)
Religion: Catholic 95%
Currency: US Dollar (USD)

Fixed public holidays: 1/1, 1/5, 24/5, 24/7, 10/8, 9/10, 2/11, 3/11
Dialling code: 00593
GMT: -5

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