this page you will find a map of Ecuador
and some information about the country. The map is a detail of a Map
of the World published by Planet
Poster Editons in Germany.
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Official name of country: Ecuador
Official script of the country: Latin/Latein
of inhabitats: see www.citypopulation.de.
of Ecuador with surrounding
areas. - Landkarte von Ecuador.
- Mapa del Ecuador. - Carte de l'Ecuador.
Ecuador's capital is Quito, which is also the biggest city of the country. Flights to Ecuador usually go to Quito. Important cities in the Andes are Ibarra, Ambato, Riobamba, Cuenca and Loja, in the coastal region Esmeraldas, Santo Domingo de los Colorados, Quevedo, Manta, Portoviejo und Machala. The highest mountain peaks in the Ecuadorian Andes are volcanoes, partly extinct, but some are still active: Chimborazo (6267 m, not active), Cotopaxi (5897 m) and Cayambe (5790 m). These names are very old.
The Galapagos islands belong to Ecuador, the main islands are Isabela, Fernandina, Marchena, Santa Cruz and San Cristóbal, the main town is Baquerizo Moreno.
The official language of Ecuador is Spanish. The administrative language of the Incas, Quechua, in Ecuador Quichua, is still spoken in large parts of the Ecuadorian Andes. There are different dialects in every province. The language is spoken from Colombia to at least Bolivia, with a trend to be pronounced more softly in the north. There is a general trend towards higher significance of the native languages in South America, in Ecuador Quichua should have attained at least semi-official status. Quichua/Quechua had been literally invented by the Incas around 1400 AD to serve as administrative language, and as such it has properties to be used as a widely spoken language. The different dialects are significant, but there are radio stations in Quito sending in Quichua, which is understood until Bolivia.
Tourism is of high importance in Ecuador, which is relative peaceful when compared with its neighbouring countries Peru and Colombia, which have suffered for many decades civil wars and armed conflicts. Ecuador however, does not recognize large parts of northern Peru, frequently there are conflicts in the frontier region (usually before elections, when the heros need to demonstrate that they are fighting hard for the country - the real problems of these countries are better not to be talked of). Only a small part of the border to Peru is not under dispute, near Macará. The Pan American Highway in this region consists of nothing more than a dusty track with only few cars by day passing by. In other regions, hitchhiking works very well in Ecuador, at least for people not looking like natives. Crime pressure is significantly less in Ecuador than in Peru or Colombia. We would appreciate more detailed information, also about tourism, flights, or individual tours to Ecuador.
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numbers of inhabitants of the cities were taken from www.citypopulation.de.
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