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History of Ecuador

Ecuador, about equal in area to Nevada, is in the northwest part of South America fronting on the Pacific. To the north is Colombia and to the east and south is Peru.Two high and parallel ranges of the Andes, traversing the country from north to south, are topped by tall volcanic peaks. The highest is Chimborazo at 20,577 ft (6,272 m). The Galápagos Islands (orColón Archipelago: 3,029 sq mi; 7,845 sq km), in the Pacific Ocean about 600 mi (966 km) west of the South American mainland, became part of Ecuador in 1832.
Thetribes in the northern highlands of Ecuador formed the Kingdom of Quito around 1000. It was absorbed, by conquest and marriage, into the Inca Empire. Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro conquered theland in 1532, and throughout the 17th century a Spanish colony thrived by exploitation of the Indians. The first revolt against Spain occurred in 1809. In 1819, Ecuador joined Venezuela, Colombia, andPanama in a confederacy known as Greater Colombia.
When Greater Colombia collapsed in 1830, Ecuador became independent. Revolts and dictatorships follow

Data of Ecuador

President: RafaelCorrea (2007)
Land area: 106,888 sq mi (276,840 sq km); total area: 109, 483 sq mi (283,560 sq km)
Population (2010 est.): 14,790,608 (growth rate: 1.4%); birth rate: 20.3/1000; infant mortality rate:20.2/1000; life expectancy: 75.5; density per sq km: 50
Capital (2003 est.): Quito 1,780,700 (metro. area), 1,443,900 (city proper)
Largest cities: Guayaquil, 2,597,600 (metro. area), 2,013,500 (cityproper); Cuenca, 285,700
Monetary unit: U.S. dollar

Touristic Atraccion of Ecuador

•  Plaza de la Independencia
•  El Sagrario
•  San Francisco Church and Plaza
•  El PanecilloOtavalo
•  Calderon Park
•  Del Carmen Plazoleta
•  San Sabastian Plazoleta
Galapagos Islands
•  The Amazon
•  Salto de San Rafael
•  Cuyabeno Reserve
•  Monkey...
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