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Interesting Facts 4. Places

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1. The western flank of Ecuador is coastal

2.  The coastal waters are warm enough for enjoyable year round beach swimming

3. Atacames is a resort town on the northern part of the Ecuadorean coast

4. Bahia de Caraquez is a small town on the coast, and a popular seasonal resort during the dry season

5. Parque Nacional Machalilla is the only national park on the Ecuadorean coast

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interesting facts 2 people

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1. Non-indigenous women in Ecuador wear really tight clothes

2. If you ask an Ecuadorian to meet you at 7 p.m., he will not be there until 8 or later. Time is more of a suggestion here

3. The indigenous people are quite short, with many not even hitting 5 feet tall

4. There are very few beggars, at least in the areas we traveled. Instead, there are many vendors selling everything from ice cream to DVDs. In fact, most people we met held more than one job. Ecuadorians are a very industrious people.

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Famous People

This is a list of notable Ecuadorians.

1. Alfredo Vera Arrata was a politician and Architect, Minister of Education, Councilman to the city of Quito, Anti-Corruption Secretary

2. José María Velasco Ibarra  is an ex-President (1934–1935) (1944–1947) (1952–1956) (1968–1972)

3. Álex Aguinaga is a famous soccer player

4. Rafael Correa is the current President (2007–Present)

5. Fanny Carrión de Fierro was a writer, Poet, Essayist and Professor

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Timeline

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1. 1535 Spanish conquistadors overthrew the Incan Empire and Ecuador came under the rule of Spain

2. 1963 Ecuador got Military rule

3. In 1972 General Guillermo Rodriguez Lara took power

4. From 1925 - 1948 Ecuador had 22 presidents or chiefs of state none of them served a complete term due to economic and social problems

5. 1861 Gabreial Garcia Moreno became president but got assasinated in 1875

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Ecuador - Crops

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1. A variety of temperature and rainfall patterns resulted in a diversity of tropical and temperate crops.

2. Ecuador began marketing bananas abroad after World War II.

3. Coffee, introduced into the country early in the nineteenth century, was the second most valuable crop throughout the 1980s

4. Cacao was the mainstay of the economy in colonial times.

5. Most cacao production took place on small farms, frequently only to provide supplemental income to the farmer

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Religion

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1. The official religion is Roman Catholicism

2. there has been a resurgence of native belief-systems as the indigenous people reclaim their voice.

3. Native "religions" revere Pacha mama (Mother Earth) and emphasize the harmonious coexistence with nature

4. indigenous traditions value community over the individual (community-ism).

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Ecuador - literacy rate

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1. The adult female literacy rate has decreased.

2. The literacy rate of male teens has stayed about the same, increased in the past few years alittle.

3. The total youth rates have increased slowly

4. Adult male rate has also decreased.

5. So the over all adult rates have decreased.

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President

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1. Rafael Vicente Correa Delgado is the president of the republic of Ecuador.

2. He was born April 6, 1963

3. He's 49 years old.

4. He began his presidency January 15 2007

5. He is the former president pro tempore of the Union of South American Nations

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Demographics of Ecuador

Spanish, and 2 indigenous linguistic groups of Amerindian languages.

The Ethnography of Ecuador consists of a diverse collection of ethnic groups, almost all related to another group in one way or another. The great majority of Ecuadorans trace their origins to one or more of three geographical sources of Human migrations: the pre-Hispanic indigenous Amerindians who settled the region over 15,000 years ago, the Europeans (principally Spaniards) who arrived over 5 centuries ago, and ultimately the black sub-Saharan Africans whom they imported as slave labour during the same period. The mixing of two or more of these three groups established other mixed ethnic groups.

Mestizos, the multiracial group of mixed European and Amerindian ancestry, are by far the largest of all the ethnic groups, and comprise around 72% of the current population. The second most numerous group are the indigenous Amerindians (in Spanish indígenas, amerindios, or more controversially, indios), who account for approximately 20% of the population. Whites (in Spanish blancos) are estimated at 6%, and consists largely of those of unmixed or predominant European descent.[1] Most White Ecuadorans are of colonial era Spanish origin, also known as criollos (literally meaning "local[-born Spaniards]", as opposed to "Peninsulares", which were Spaniards born in the Iberian Peninsula in Spain). Criollos is one of many terms from the colonial era caste system. White Ecuadorans of European non-colonial non-Spanish origin are a minority within the White Ecuadoran group, and are simply termed white. They mainly include descendants of immigrants from Italy, Germany, and France, as well as other countries. Afro-Ecuadorans make up most of the balance of the percentage, and include mulattos (mixed European and sub-Saharan African) and zambos (mixed Amerindian and sub-Saharan African).

1. The multiracial group of mixed European and Amerindian ancestry, are by far the largest of all the ethnic groups

2. They take up 72%

3. The second most numerous group are the indigenous amerindians.

4. They take up 20% of the population.

5. Most White Ecuadorans are of colonial era Spanish origin

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Map of country

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1.This is a map of Ecuador.

2. It is above Peru.

3.It is in South America.

4.The equator splits Ecuador in half.

5.Ecuador is known for its warm weather, and welcoming hospatality.

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interesting facts 3 sports

Sports in Ecuador influence the culture and its people. Soccer or futbol is the most popular sport, followed by baseball, volleyball, basketball, and tennis.

Since 2005, Ecuador has been greatly involved in sports, and hosted the Guayaquil Marathon in Ecuador's largest city.

Football is the most popular sport in Ecuador. Its best known professional teams include Barcelona and Emelec from Guayaquil, LDU Quito, Deportivo Quito, and El Nacional from Quito, Olmedo from Riobamba, and Deportivo Cuenca from Cuenca.

1. Football is the most popular sport in Ecuador.

2. Baseball is the second most popular sport in Ecuador

3. There is a considerable interest in tennis, in the middle and upper classes in Ecuadorian society

4. Basketball has a high profile.

5. Bull fighting is practiced at a professional level.

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Interesting Fact 1 transportation

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1. Stop = yield. This is no joke. A friendly tap on the horn as you approach an intersection is about all the warning you’ll get from an approaching car.

2. The “Ecuadorian Nanosecond” is the flash of time between the light turning green and the person behind you honking the horn.

3. Buses will stop for anyone on the side of the road that flags them down. In fact, the bus driver is joined by a guy who’s job is to stand at the door calling out the bus destination and looking for new riders

4. The country uses the metric system, but gasoline is sold by the gallon

5. Trash trucks play music just like ice cream trucks in the US. I told our cab driver that children run after that music in the US, and he thought that was funny.

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Tourist Attraction

1. The Andean Highlands is the second most popular tourist attraction.

2. The Pan-American Highway traverses the country from north to south, a spectacular route which passes through each of the principal cities of the Andean Highlands.

3. Two active volcanos are located inside of the Parque Nacional Sangay, a national park of exceptional magnificence which has been listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

4. The park is characterized by various landscapes, ranging from rain forests to glaciers, as well as numerous indigenous animal species, which include the mountain tapir and the Andean condor.

5. South of Quito, the region of Latacunga and Ambato has much fine scenery, marked by an avenue of volcanoes.

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Holiday

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major industries

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1.  A major industry is oil refining

2. Another major industry in ecuador iis food processing.

3. Flowers and fresh tropical fruits are also major industries

4. Cocoa is one of the most important industries

5. Wood products are also a major industry.

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Typical Food

1. Traditional foods of the highland region of Ecuador are often based around potatoes, sweetcorn, cheese and avocadoes

2. Whole spit roast or oven roast pigs (hornado) can often be seen at roadside restaurants and the crackling is fantastic

3. Typical dishes in the costa makes use of local ingredients such as plantain (savoury banana), yuca (a type of yam), coconut and rice.

4. Ecuador's seafood is, of course, at its best and freshest on the coast.

5. Encebollados (literally, "onionateds") are a wonderful local food, though not well known outside of Ecuador

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Politics of Ecuador - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Politics of Ecuador takes place in a framework of a presidential representative democratic republic, whereby the President of Ecuador is both head of state and head of government, and of a multi-party system. Executive power is exercised by the government. Legislative power is vested in both the government and the Congress. The Judiciary is independent of the executive and the legislature. The constitution of Ecuador provides for concurrent four-year terms of office for the president, vice president, and members of Congress. Presidents and legislators may be re-elected immediately. Citizens must be at least 16 years of age to vote. Suffrage is universal and compulsory for literate persons ages 18–65 and optional for 16 and 17 years of age and other eligible voters.

Ecuador's political parties have historically been small, loose organizations that depended more on populist, often charismatic, leaders to retain support than on programs or ideology. Frequent internal splits have produced extreme factionalism. However, a pattern has emerged in which administrations from the center-left alternate with those from the center-right. Although Ecuador's political elite is highly factionalized along regional, ideological, and personal lines, a strong desire for consensus on major issues often leads to compromise. Opposition forces in Congress are loosely organized, but historically they often unite to block the administration's initiatives and to remove cabinet ministers.

1. the President of Ecuador is both head of state and head of government

2. Political parties are small

3. New justices of the Supreme Court are elected by the sitting members of the court

4. The president and vice president are elected on the same ticket by popular vote for four-year term

5. Ecuador's legal system is based on the civil law system

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Currency

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1. In Ecuador, the exchange of Foreign Currencies is generally made in the exchange houses and banks

2. ATMs are also available in almost all parts of the country

3. The US Dollar was adopted as Ecuador Currency with the aim of affecting some improvement in the economic condition of the country

4. 25000 Sucre is equal to 1 US dollar

5. The money that is circulated includes notes and coins.

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Ecuador Area

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1. It includes the Galapagos Islands

2. It's total area is 283,561 sq km

3. The land area is 276,841 sq km

4. The area of water is 6,720 sq km

5. it ranks 80th

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Flag of Ecuador

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1.Yellow means sun and gold of our anecesters.

2.Blue means sky and sea of the country.

3. Red means Blood that our patriots and heroes gave for freedom.

4.The Condor: (big bird) On top of the shield, means the Power and Strength of our country.

5.The Snow Mountain: Means the Height or Altitude of Ecuador.

6.The River: Means the beauty of its waters.

7.The Boat: Means the Commerce trade and Navigation.

8.The Olive Leaves: Means Peace and Beauty.

9.The Sun: Its meaning is the God of our Ancestors

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Country name and capital

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1. Quito is the capital of Ecuador.

2.Founded in the 16th century.

3.Has the best historic centre in Latin, America

4.Stands at an altitude of 2,850m

5.Has approx. 1.2 million people.

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