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Ecuador

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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