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Welcome to Ecuador, home to many of the world's most unique animals! Ecuador's history and culture are as lush as its spectacular rain forests. Read on to learn more about Ecuador's treasures.


Get to know Ecuador. Learn all about its land, products and amazing culture.


Official name: Republic of Ecuador


Size: 109,483 square miles(283,561 square kilometers); slightly smaller than Nevada


Population: 15,007,343 as of July 2011


Capital: Quito


Official language: Spanish


Currency: U.S. dollar


Religions: 95% Roman Catholic, 5% other


Literacy: 91%


Climate: Tropical along coast and in the Amazonian jungle lowlands; cooler inland and at higher elevations


Agriculture: Bananas, coffee, cocoa, shrimp, petroleum

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