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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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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.
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