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Coast Region

It´s full of rivers that flow into the Ocean Pacific. The "Guayas" is the most important in this region.

It is one of the natural regions of Ecuador. It is conform by Guayas, Santa Elena, Manabí, El Oro, Los Ríos and Esmeraldas. It´s most popular city is Guayaquil.

It´s full of rivers that flow into the Ocean Pacific. The "Guayas" is the most important in this region.It six provinces are full of beaches and touristic attractions, between them Manabí, Esmeraldas and Guayas are the most popular.

During September, the whales can be seen near the Machalilla National Park
Its gastronomy is based on seafood, bananas, rice and coconut

Galapagos Islands

-It is an archipelago of volcanic islands distributed around the equator in the Pacific Ocean.

-Itis an Ecuadorian province, a national park, and a biological marine reserve. 

-The islands are geologically young and famed for their vast number of endemic species, which were studied by Charles Darwin during the voyage of the Beagle. 

-The islands have a population of around 23,000.

-The principal language on the islands is Spanish. 

-Are located in the eastern Pacific Ocean, 973 kmoff the west coast of South America.

-The 18 main islands are: Baltra, Bartolome, Darwin, Española Fernandina, Floreana, Genovesa, Isabella, Marchena, Nosrth Seymour, Pinzon, Pinta, Rabida, Saint Cristobal, Santa Cruz, Santa Fe, Santiago and Wolf islands.

-Although located on the Equator, the Humboldt Current brings cold water to the islands, causing frequent drizzles during most of theyear. The weather is periodically influenced by the El Niño phenomenon which brings warmer temperatures and heavy rains.

-Weather changes as altitude increases in the large islands. Temperature decreases gradually with altitude, while precipitation increases due to the condensation of moisture in clouds on the slopes.

-The islands first appeared on maps in about 1570 in those drawn by AbrahamOrtelius and Mercator.

-The islands were called "Insulae de los Galopegos" (Islands of the Tortoises).
-During World War II Ecuador authorized the United States to establish a naval base in Baltra island and radar stations in other strategic locations. Baltra was also established as a US Air Force Base.

Amazon Region

In the rainforest flows over a third of the earth's freshwater, makingit one of the most fertile land.

Animals:

Its fertile soil is one of the best providers of food for other animals such as different types of birds, bears, wild cats, insects of various kinds, and reptiles like snakes, amphibians such as frogs and toads and monkeys.

Most of the animals occupies most of their time looking for food in the large number of trees that this region has.Amazon Region
Flora:

The Ecuadorian Amazon region covers an area of 131,000 km2, covered by lush vegetation typical of tropical rainforests.

It´s warm weather helps the growth of thousands of plants.

Amazon Region
Typical Food:

The gastronomy of the Amazon is based on fish, cassava, grains such as corn, “chochos”, toast, beans and oats. Its special dish is the guanta soup.

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Touristic Places:

The Amazon is a place worth visiting, is full of beautiful green forests full of wildlife. The forest itself is one of the most visited places by tourists. Tourists enjoy visiting the rivers and waterfalls as well.

It is also home to hundreds of spas and pools to enjoy with family and friends

Ecuador´s Biodiversity

Ecuador is a rich country when it comes tobiodiversity. Even though 
Ecuador is only the size of the state of Nevada, its biodiversity exceeds 
the one from the United States in total. According to the World Resource 
Institute Ecuador is one of the few countries on earth categorized as 
"mega diverse," owing to the variety of its ecosystems and species.
Within three hours, you can drive in Ecuador from arctic tundra to 
sweltering...
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