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Last update : 12 February 2019


Ecuador information

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Capital : Quito
Language :  Spanish
Currency :  United States dollar
Population : 16 624 200
Area : 276 841 km2

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Ecuador facts

1. Independence from Spain was obtained on May 24, 1822.
2. The population density is 54.6 people / km2.
3. The country is 1.1 times smaller than Poland.
4. The main religion is Catholicism, 80%.
5. The highest peak is Chimborazo, 6267 m above sea level.
6. The longest river is Napo, 800 km.
7. The full name of the country – the Republic of Ecuador.
8. The motto of the country – “God, homeland and freedom.”
9. Political system – republic.
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11. According to Ecuadorian law, a woman can be returned to her parents if her husband finds out that she is no longer a virgin on their wedding night.

12. Cotapaxi, south of Quito, is one of the highest active volcanoes in the world (5,897 m).

13. Guinea pig is a delicacy in Ecuador.

14. The top of the 6.267 meter high Chimborazo Volcano is the most distant point from the center of the earth due to its position on the equator.

Author: Turyst

15. In Ecuador, popcorn to soups is often added.

16. The hat “panama” comes from Ecuador.

17. All 3 species of bats “vampires” found in the world were discovered in Ecuador.

18. In this country there are most species of frogs found in the world.

Author: MR

19. Position in the best world army list:
      – 2015 year – 74 place,
      – 2018 year – 68 place.

20. Number of soldiers:
      – 2014 year – 37,000 professional and 115,000 reservists, < br>       – 2018 year – 40,000 professional and 118 500 reservists.

21. Number of equipment:
      – 2014 year – 200 tanks, 260 armored vehicles, 130 jet aircraft and 45 helicopters,
      – 2018 year – 232 tanks, 385 armored vehicles, 121 jet aircraft and 45 helicopters.

22. Expenses for the army:
      – 2014 year – $2,400,000,000 ,
      – 2018 year – $2,400,000,000 .

23. Maritime fleet …
      – in 2014 , the year was around 20 ships, in 2018 of the year it’s about 20 ships.

Author: Wojak

24. Ecuador in Spanish means “equator”.

25. The currency of Ecuador since September 10, 2000 is the US dollar. Previously, Sucre was used.

Author: Grzegorz

26. The minimum wage is $354 per month. If you work a full year you get an additional 13 and 14 salary (data from 2015).

27. The unemployment rate in 2018 is 5.7% .

Author: Daria

28. In Ecuador, an average adult consumes about 7.2 liters of pure alcohol a year.

29. The national alcohol is aguardiente.

30. The most beer is beer – 67%, then spirit – 32%, and wine – 1%.

Author: AlkoWorld

31. In this country, compulsory education lasts 15 years.

32. The beginning of education begins at the age of 6.

33. The average IQ level is 88.

Author: EduKacJa

34. The national animal is a great condor.

Author: Kos

35. The national tree is Pubescens Cinchona.

Author: Alma

36. The built-up speed limit is 50 km / h.

37. Outside the built-up area, the permitted speed ranges from 60 to 100 km / h.

38. The permissible blood alcohol content of a person driving a car is 0.3 per mille.

39. In 2013, 2,983 people lost their lives as a result of traffic accidents.

40. In this country, more than 1,721,000 vehicles are registered (106 vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants).

Author: AutoMania

41. 13% of the population suffer from malnourishment (around 2,120,000 people).

42. 11.6% of the population live on less than 3 $a day.

Author: Durga

43. In this country there are over 42 150 km of paved roads (0.07% of all roads in the world).

44. In this country there are 432 airports, 104 of the paved surface.

45. In this country there are over 965 km of railway tracks.

Author: Marlène

46. In this country over 13 471 000 (2015) 13 476 687 (2018) people have access to internet (approximately 83% of the population).

47. Around 8,700,000 (2015) 10,000,000 (2018) accounts on Facebook.

48. The average internet connection speed is 4.1 Mb / s, and the maximum speed is 25.5 Mb / s (data from the end of 2015).

Author: NET

49. The national top-level domain is .ec . There are over 37 700 websites with such an extension.

50. The most popular pages with the extension .ec are: google.com.ec, wawa-mania.ec and rus.ec.

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51. This country has 2018 over year $3,128,000,000 in foreign exchange reserves (0.058% of foreign currency reserves of all countries in the world).

Author: Vinamra

52. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) …
      – in 2015 the year is $106 872 000 000 ,
      – in 2018 the year is $103 000 000 000 .

53. Internal debt at the beginning …
      – 2015 of the year was 29.8% GDP, or around: $31 847 856 000 ,
      – 2018 of the year was 32.5% GDP, or around: $33 475 000 000 . To pay it off, each citizen would have to give around $2,056.

54. The foreign debt at the beginning of 2015 year was around: $25 030 000 000 .

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55. 21% of adults living in this country are overweight.

Author: Łasuch

56. In this country an adult person smokes an average of 19 cigarettes a month.

Author: VViki

57. In this country there are 5.5% of people above 15 years of age who can not read or write (approximately 895 336 people).

Author: Reebeka

58. The lowest temperature: -14,2 °C was measured at El Refugio Cotopaxi.

59. The highest temperature: 38.6 °C was measured in Zapotillo.

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60. The average life expectancy in this country is 75 years (women – 78.1 years and men – 72.1 years).

Author: Wilga

61. In this country, men and women can get married at the age of 18.

62. 10 women give birth to 23 children on average

Author: Nadia

63. The average age of people living in this country is 27 years old.

Author: Sara19

64. The country is around:
4 556 000 people (27.99%) in the age range 0-14 years.
10 575 000 people (64.96%) in the age range 15-64 years.
1 147 700 people (7.05%) over 65 years old.

65. In this country, about 301,000 children are born each year (1.9% of the population), and about 82 400 people die (0.5% of the population).

Author: Sara19

66. The name “Colgate” in Spanish means “I’m going to hang myself”.

Author: Lutra

67. In Ecuador there are 73460.7 km2 of agricultural land (29% of the country).

68. 13 people out of 1000 possess firearms.

69. In this country, you can buy cigarettes from 19 years of age.

70. Papallacta is the highest located city in the country.

71. In this country, women have the right to vote since 1929.

72. In this country, the formalities associated with setting up a business last 65 days.

73. He joined the United Nations on December 21, 1945.

74. The work week is 40 hours.

75. 62% of the country’s population lives in urban areas.

76. 104582 km2 of the country is covered by forests (40.8%)

77. The last death penalty was carried out in 1884.

Author: Statyk

78. In this country, the amount of income tax for individuals is 35%, and for companies 22% (2018).

79. The tax on goods and services is 12% (2018).

80. The level of inflation in 2018 is -0.5%.

Author: Fan%

81. Ecuador has 11,800 kg of gold reserves (2018).

Author: Vinamra

82. In 2018, the average monthly salary in this country is $437.

Author: Daria

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What is the highest peak in Ecuador?
The highest peak in Ecuador is Chimborazo (6267 m above sea level).

answer: Marta

What is the largest river in Ecuador?
The largest river in Ecuador is Napo, 800 km.

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What is the largest lake in Ecuador?
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What is the national dish?
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Which Ecuador has national colors?
National colors: yellow, blue and red.

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What is national alcohol?
The national alcohol is aguardiente.

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What is the national animal?
The national animal is a great condor.

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What is the national sport?
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Which countries borders Ecuador?
Ecuador borders with such countries as: Colombia 590 km, Peru 1 420 km.

answer: Marta

What is the average age of people living in this country?
The average age of people living in this country is 27 years old.

answer: Marta

What is the minimum wage?
The minimum wage is $ 354 per month. If you work all year long, you get 13 and 14 pansies (data from 2015).

answer: Marta

What is the population density in Ecuador?
The population density is 63 people per km2.

answer: Marta

What is the motto of this country?
The motto of the country – “God, homeland and freedom.”

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What is the highest temperature recorded in this country?
The highest temperature: 38.6 ° C was measured in Zapotillo.

answer: Marta

What is the lowest temperature recorded in this country?
The lowest temperature: -14,2 ° C was measured at El Refugio Cotopaxi.

answer: Marta

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