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OUR COUNTRY: ECUADOR. GENERAL INFORMATION. Location: Northwest in South America Capital city: Quito Weather: Tropical and moderate (Andes mountain range). Flora and fauna: One of the most diverse countries in the world. Population: 15.761.731 Ethnic Diversity and multiple cultures:

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Our country ecuador

OUR COUNTRY: ECUADOR


General information

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Location: Northwest in South America

  • Capital city: Quito

  • Weather: Tropical and moderate (Andes mountain range).

  • Flora and fauna: One of the most diverse countries in the world.


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  • Population: 15.761.731

    • EthnicDiversity and multiple cultures:

      • Indigenous

      • Montubio

      • Cholo

      • Mestizo

      • Afroecuadorian

    • Language:

      • Spanish

      • Quechua

      • Shuar

      • And others

  • Area: 283.561 Km (IncludingGalapagos)


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  • Natural resources and Export Products:

    • Oil

    • Fish

    • Flowers

    • Shrimp

    • Bananas

    • Minerals

    • Cacao

    • Eco-turism


Regions four different worlds in one country

Regions: Four different worlds in one country

  • Insular region: Galapagos Islands

  • Cost region

  • Andes region

  • Amazon Region


Galapagos islands

GALAPAGOS ISLANDS

  • Galapagos National Park.

  • 19 major islands, 17 islets and 47 rocks.

  • Unique biological wealth.

  • Worldwide Natural Heritage Site.

  • Charles Darwin Scientific Station.


Costal region

COSTAL REGION

  • Warm, tropical weather

  • Beaches

  • Plantations: banana, rice, cocoa, sugar cane.

  • Sea food (and “sweet sea food – rivers)

  • Ports and commerce

  • Cattle

  • Manglares


Andes region

ANDES REGION

  • Cold and temperate weather.

  • High mountains and snowcapped mountains.

  • Paramo

  • Plantations: corn, potatoes, flowers

  • Bovines

  • Natural reserves

  • Indigenous people


Amazon region

AMAZON REGION

  • Tropical and humid weather

  • Rainforest

  • Rivers

  • Exotic animals and plants

  • Natural reserves

  • Indigenous people

  • Oil


Provinces

PROVINCES

  • 24 Provinces

  • 9 provinces represented by the 2013 Youth Ambassadors:

    • Manabi

    • Los Rios

    • Guayas

    • El Oro

    • Imbabura

    • Pichincha

    • Cotopaxi

    • Loja

    • Morona Santiago


Manabi

MANABI

  • 1.369.680 inhabitants

  • Tourist attractions:

    • Beaches

    • Rivers

    • Ranches, Haciendas

    • Museums

    • Machalilla National Park

  • Gastronomy: based on sea food, chicken, peanuts, platain, and fresh fruits.

  • 60% of people work in agriculture and cattle.

  • Local festivities:

    • San Pedro and San Pablo

  • “Panama Hat” is from Montecristi.

  • Tropical humid and subtropical dry weather.


Los rios

LOS RIOS

  • 778.115 inhabitants.

  • Gastronomy based on rice, corn, bananas, cacao, soy, tropical fruits, fresh water sea food.

  • Traditions mainly based on the Montubio people: rodeo and horse taming.

  • Tourist attractions:

    • Rivers

    • Tropical fields

    • Ancient colonial homes and haciendas.

  • Most people work in agriculture. It is one of the most fertile and productive lands of Ecuador.

  • Humid and tropical weather between 22-30 degrees.


Guayas

GUAYAS

  • 3.645.483 inhabitants.

  • Guayaquil is the biggest city in Ecuador.

  • Tourist attractions:

    • Historical park.

    • Malecon 2000 and Malecon del Salado.

    • Pantanal Zoo

    • Santa Ana hill.

  • Gastronomy based on sea food, vegetables, tropical fruits.

  • Most people work in businesses and do commerce.

  • Local festivities to celebrate the founding and the independence of Guayaquil.


El oro

EL ORO

  • 600.659 inhabitants

  • Humid and semi-humid tropical weather.

  • Broad banana and cacao plantations.

  • Gastronomy based on plantain, sea food, tropical fruits, biscuits.

  • Tourist attractions:

    • Archaeological museum.

    • Churches

    • Maritime Ports

    • Cascades.

  • People work mainly in mining and agriculture.


Imbabura

IMBABURA

  • 398.244 inhabitants.

  • Dry weather between 18-20 degrees.

  • Most representative ethnic group is Quichua.

  • Otavalo is the intercultural capital of Ecuador.

  • Local festivities like the “IntiRaymi” (Sun festivity).

  • Tourist attractions:

    • Plaza de los Ponchos (indigenous market)

    • Peguche waterfall.

    • Lakes

    • Bolivar Park

  • Most people work in commerce and handcrafts producing and exporting.

  • Gastronomy based mainly on corn, chicha, and pork.


Pichincha

PICHINCHA

  • 2.576.287 inhabitants

  • Quito is located in Pichincha.

  • Paramo cold weather, between 4-8 degrees in the high altitudes and 18-22 degrees.

  • Tourist attractions:

    • Colonial architecture.

    • Churches

    • Middle of the World monument.

    • Museums.

  • Local traditional festivities, both indigenous and mestizo.

  • Gastronomy based on pork, corn, beans, fruits, chocolate and biscuits with “leaf” cheese.

  • Most people work in the flower growing, agriculture, commerce, tourism and government related industry.


Cotopaxi

COTOPAXI

  • 409.205 inhabitants.

  • Paramo cold weather, between 4-8 degrees in the high altitudes and 12-17 degrees in lower altitudes.

  • Tourist Attractions:

    • Cotopaxi volcano

    • Quilotoa Lake

    • Handcrafts

  • Gastronomy based pork, potatoes, corn, plantain, fruits. Famous ice-creams.

  • Local festivities like Mama Negra, Corpus Christi and the Paseo del Chagra.

  • Most people work in agriculture and cattle.


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LOJA

  • 448.996 inhabitants.

  • Dry tropical and cold Andean weather, 18 degrees average.

  • Tourist attractions:

    • City Gates

    • Jipiro Park

    • Cathedral

    • Vilcabamba

    • El Cisne

    • Saraguro

  • Gastronomy based on pork, corn, chicken, fruits.

  • People work mainly in agriculture and cattle, and in public institutions


Morona santiago

MORONA SANTIAGO

  • 147.940 inhabitants.

  • Tropical and subtropical weather, an average of 18-20 degrees.

  • Tourist attractions:

    • Waterfalls

    • Flora and fauna

    • Rivers and caverns.

  • Most people work in agriculture, handcrafts and commerce.

  • Gastronomy is based on fish, meat, corn, chontaand rice.


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GALAPAGOS ISLANDS

  • National Park, natural reserve.

  • 25.124 inhabitants

  • Sub-tropical weather with 18-24 degrees.

  • Similar gastronomy as other regions: meat, potatoes, fish, sea food.

  • Agricultural fairs, civic events.


Gastronomy

GASTRONOMY


Thank you

THANK YOU!!!!


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