ECUADOR Capital: Quito Largest City: Guayaquil Languages: Spanish, Quichua Population: 13 635 000 (estimate) Regions: Highlands, Coast, Amazon and Galapagos Currency: U.S. Dollar
Coast • The Ecuadorean Coast region extends from the western slopes of the Andes to the Pacific Ocean. • The Ecuadorian Coast holds three main ecosystems: the tropical wet forests, the tropical savannas, and the dry forest. • It is the country's most fertile and productive land • Provinces of the Coastal region: Bolívar, Esmeraldas, Guayas, Los Ríos, Manabí, El Oro, Santa Elena and Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas. • The largest city of the Coastal region is Guayaquil.
The coastal region is recognized by its beautiful beaches and great diversity of nature.
In the summer, during their mating season, whales are seen in the Ecuadorian coast.
Beautiful beaches attract national and international visitors to the Ecuadorian coast region.
Some of the most important beaches are found in the provinces of Esmeraldas, Manabi and Guayas
Coast main city: Guayaquil, ( the largest city of Ecuador) Population:1.985.379
Highland: • The highland region consists of the Andean provinces: Azuay, Cañar, Carchi, Chimborazo, Imbabura, Loja, Pichincha, and Tungurahua. • Most of Ecuador's volcanoes and all of its snow-capped peaks are located in the the Highland. • Agriculture enhances most of the traditional cropssuch as potatoes, maize, and quinua. • The population is predominantly indigenous. • Quito is the largest city with an estimated population of 1,397,698 habitants.
Quito is the capital of Ecuador. Beautiful Downtown area with its colonial architecture, history and culture.
Cotopaxi: An active volcano , is one of the highest mountains in Ecuador.
The Highland region is a symbol of culture and history . On the left : Ingapirca ruins in Cuenca On the right : “ El Panecillo” In Quito
You can find churches in every city, most of them from the colonial time. On the left : San Francisco, Quito On the right : Colonia church, Cuenca
Amazon: • The Amazon region consists of the Amazon jungle and provinces Morona Santiago, Napo, Orellana, Pastaza, Sucumbíos, and Zamora-Chinchipe. • This area holds the largest reserves of petroleum in Ecuador. • The population is primarily mixed indigenous and numerous tribes in the deep jungle. • The largest city in the Amazon is Lago Agrio with and estimated population of 26,004.
The Ecuadorian Amazon region is known by its beautiful, extensive native forest s and biodiversity..
The Amazon region houses several Indian communities with their own traditions and knowledge.
Galápagos • The Galápagos islands are an archipelago of volcanic islands located in the equator in the Pacific Ocean. • The Galápagos islands and its surrounding waters form 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. • The islands have a population of around 23,000 habitants.
The island is recognized by the vast variety of animals and natural beauty.
By Valeria Jáuregui Holguín Ecuador, a perfect place for living...