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About Ecuador in detail
Where is Ecuador?
What is the capital city of Ecuador?
What is the time in Quito?
It is the same time as Washington, D.C. during Standard Time; Quito’s timezone is UTC-5.
What is the Internet code for Ecuador?
The Top Level Domain (TLD) for Ecuador is: .ec
What is the size of Ecuador?
The territory of Ecuador is total: 283,561 sq km; land: 276,841 sq km, water: 6,720 sq km.
If we want to describe the size of the territory of Ecuador is somewhat smaller than Nevada.
If we would like to walk around and discover Ecuador, we can cover a total distance: 2,237 km.
What is the water coverage of Ecuador?
We have already mentioned what percentage of Ecuador is covered by water (see below), and this includes a 2,237 km coastline.
What is the climate like in Ecuador?
Ecuador’s climate is tropical along the coast, becoming cooler inland at higher elevations: tropical in Amazonian jungle lowlands.
Geographical data of Ecuador
Ecuador’s elevation; mean elevation: 1,117 m, elevation extremes; lowest point: Pacific Ocean 0 m, highest point: Chimborazo 6,267 m.
The specific geographical details of Ecuador include coastal plain (costa), inter-Andean central highlands (sierra), and flat to the rolling eastern jungle (oriente).
Suppose we would like to describe the countries location from a different perspective. In that case, it is safe to say and easy to read from a map; Ecuador Cotopaxi in the Andes is the highest active volcano in the world.
Resources and land use of Ecuador
The country’s main mined products are petroleum, fish, timber, hydropower. The population partly uses the earlier highlighted land territory and partly left in its natural state: agricultural land: 29.7%; arable land 4.7%; permanent crops 5.6%; permanent pasture 19.4%; forest: 38.9%; other: 31.4% (2011 estimate).
Population data of Ecuador
The number of inhabitants of Ecuador is 16,080,778 (July 2016 estimate).
If we examine the proportion of the population distribution, it is safe to say that nearly half of the population is concentrated in the interior in the Andean intermontane basins and valleys, with large concentrations also found along the western coastal strip; the rainforests of the east remain sparsely populated.
If we look at the proportion of the urbanized and barely populated areas, these are the figures: urban population: 63.7% of the total population (2015).
Most of Ecuador’s population is concentrated in Guayaquil, 2.709 million; QUITO (capital), 1.726 million (2015).
Ethnicity in Ecuador
According to ethnicity details, the ethnic groups are mestizo (mixed Amerindian and white) 71.9%, Montubio 7.4%, Amerindian 7%, white 6.1%, Afroecuadorian 4.3%, mulato 1.9%, black 1%, other 0.4% (2010 estimate).
Spoken languages in Ecuador
Ecuador’s spoken languages are the following: Spanish (Castilian), 93% (official language), Quechua 4.1%, other indigenous 0.7%, foreign 2.2%. Note: (Quechua and Shuar are official languages of intercultural relations; other indigenous languages are in official language use by indigenous peoples in the areas they inhabit) (2010 estimate).
What are the most important religions in Ecuador?
During the general census, researchers examine the churches, according to this: Roman Catholic 74%, Evangelical 10.4%, Jehovah’s Witness 1.2%, other 6.4% (includes Mormon Buddhist, Jewish, Spiritualist, Muslim, Hindu, indigenous religions, African American religions, Pentecostal), atheist 7.9%, agnostic 0.1%note: data represents persons at least 16 years of age from five Ecuadoran cities (2012 estimate).
Further population data of Ecuador
The proportion of gender and age tells a lot about the society as follows 0-14 years: 27.52% (male 2,257,535 / female 2,168,198) 15-24 years: 18.47% (male 1,508,341 / female 1,461,207) 25-54 years: 39.38% (male 3,086,599 / female 3,245,266) 55-64 years: 7.39% (male 581,560 / female 606,821) 65 years and over: 7.25% (male 554,371 / female 610,880) (2016 estimate). It also a significant factor in a society the population growth rate, which in the case of Ecuador is 1.31% (2016 estimate).
The population growth rate is based on two elements, the birth, and the death rate. In Ecuador the birth rate is 18.2 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate), the death rate 5.1 deaths / 1,000 population (2016 estimate).
In this day and age in developed societies, the first child borns later compared to the previous centuries and decades, so childbearing is extended. In Ecuador, the average age of mothers at the first childbirth is N/A.
Although the children’s birth is postponed in the best-case scenario, the parents can still see their kids grow as life expectancy also extended. In the case of Ecuador, these figures are. With the introduction of modern medicine, vaccinations, and the proper hygienic conditions, the infant mortality rate is in a steep decline. The infant mortality statistics in Ecuador are the following: N/A. Relevant data is the budget of healthcare, which is in the case of this country is 9.2% of GDP (2014).
Economic data of Ecuador
Suppose we would like to describe a country. We also have to mention its economy; Ecuador is substantially dependent on its petroleum resources, which have accounted for more than half of its export earnings and approximately 25% of the public sector revenues in recent years. In 1999/2000, Ecuador’s economy suffered from a banking crisis, with GDP contracting by 5.3% and poverty increasing significantly. In March 2000, Congress approved a series of structural reforms to adopt the US dollar. Economic policies under the CORREA administration – for example, an announcement in late 2009 of its intention to terminate 13 bilateral investment treaties, including one with the US – have generated economic uncertainty and discouraged private investment. The level of foreign investment in Ecuador is one of the lowest in the region due to an unstable regulatory environment, the weak rule of law, and the crowding-out effect of public investments. Faced with a 2013 trade deficit of $1.1 bill.
GDP is a prominent figure, as all the relevant calculations and statistics are based on it. GDP in Ecuador is $99.12 billion (2015 estimate).
Another important indicator is the rate of GDP growth, which in Ecuador is -2.3% (2016 estimate) 0.3% (2015 estimate) 3.7% (2014 estimate).
These statistics affect the world economy; remember, in 2015, the Chinese real GDP growth rate was worse than expected; The world markets fall, and the Chinese stock exchange was temporally suspended.
A further major factor of a country’s economy, the GDP per capita. In Ecuador this is $11,000 (2016 estimate) $11,500 (2015 estimate) $11,600 (2014 estimate).
In the economy, the Trinity is in common places, such as agriculture, industry, and services.
What are the agricultural products Ecuador produces?
Ecuador’s main agricultural products are bananas, coffee, cocoa, rice, potatoes, cassava (manioc, tapioca), plantains, sugarcane, cattle, sheep, pigs, beef, pork, dairy products; fish, shrimp; balsa wood.
The essential segments are petroleum, food processing, textiles, wood products, chemicals. The crucial and regularly mentioned GDP is based on petroleum, food processing, materials, wood products, chemicals.
Drinking water source in Ecuador
It is essential to mention that – thanks to the development of the infrastructure -, the rate of potable water improved: urban: 93.4% of the population, rural: 75.5% of the people, total: 86.9% of the community. Unimproved: urban: 6.6% of the population, rural: 24.5% of the population, total: 13.1% of the population (2015 estimate).
The average number of childbirth in Ecuador
In Ecuador, the average delivery number is 2.22 children born / woman (2016 estimate).
Population, median age, migration, and citizenship in Ecuador
The population’s average age is 27.4 years; male: 26.7 years, female: 28.1 years (2016 estimate). The age of adulthood varies in every country of the world. In Ecuador, it is 18-65 years of age, universal and compulsory; 16-18, over 65, and other eligible voters, voluntary.
When we are experiencing an unprecedented scale of migration and globalization, it is an important factor in the number of new immigrants. In Ecuador is 0 migrant(s) / 1,000 population (2016 estimate). It is important to know how to apply for citizenship: citizenship by birth: yes. Citizenship by descent: yes. Dual citizenship recognized: no—residency requirement for naturalization: 3 years.
Many of the travelers are looking into the healthcare services and infectious diseases of their destinations. In Ecuador, the hospital beds’ density is 1.6 beds / 1,000 population (2011).
According to the WHO rating regarding contagious diseases in Ecuador, the degree of risk: high food or waterborne diseases: bacterial diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fever vectorborne diseases: dengue fever and malaria. Note: active local transmission of Zika virus by Aedes species mosquitoes has been identified in this country (as of August 2016); it poses a significant risk (a large number of cases possible) among US citizens if bitten by an infective mosquito; other less common ways to get Zika are through sex, via blood transfusion, or during pregnancy, in which the pregnant woman passes Zika virus to her fetus (2016).
However, HIV is not curable but maintainable. Let’s do not forget when the disease surfaced; it was a world threatening condition. Unfortunately, in some countries, it is still very high the number of infected patients and fatalities due to the disease.
In Ecuador, the number of HIV/AIDS deaths: N/A.
Regarding tourism obesity, not an important issue, but we have to mention health statistics, as it is the plague of the 20th and the 21st century. The rate of obese adults in Ecuador is 18% (2014).
What are the natural hazards in Ecuador? Is there any?
The most known natural risk in Ecuador are frequent earthquakes; landslides; volcanic activity; floods; periodic droughts volcanism: volcanic activity concentrated along the Andes Mountains; Sangay (elevation 5,230 m), which erupted in 2010, is mainland Ecuador’s most active volcano; other historically active volcanoes in the Andes include Antisana, Cayambe, Chacana, Cotopaxi, Guagua Pichincha, Reventador, Sumaco, and Tungurahua; Fernandina (elevation 1,476 m), a shield volcano that last erupted in 2009, is the most active of the many Galapagos volcanoes; other historically active Galapagos volcanoes include Wolf, Sierra Negra, Cerro Azul, Pinta, Marchena, and Santiago.
More interesting facts about Ecuador
Like every country and society, a few words about the past are connected to its history; now, Ecuador formed part of the northern Inca Empire until the Spanish conquest in 1533. Quito became a Spanish colonial government seat in 1563 and part of New Granada’s Viceroyalty in 1717. The Viceroyalty territories – New Granada (Colombia), Venezuela, and Quito – gained their independence between 1819 and 1822 and formed a federation known as Gran Colombia. When Quito withdrew in 1830, the traditional name was changed in favor of the “Republic of the Equator.” Between 1904 and 1942, Ecuador lost territories in a series of conflicts with its neighbors.
A border war with Peru that flared in 1995 was resolved in 1999. Although Ecuador marked 30 years of civilian governance in 2004, the period was marred by political instability. Protests in Quito contributed to the mid-term ouster of three of Ecuador’s last four democratically elected presidents. In late 2008, voters approved a new constitution, Ecuador’s 20th since gaining independence. General elections were held in February 2013, and voters re-elected President Rafael CORREA.
The flag and other symbols of Ecuador
The colors, symbols, and animals on the flag usually have a historical background or an important milestone or memory of the nation.
This case is not an exception either; three horizontal bands of yellow (top, double-width), blue, and red with the coat of arms superimposed at the center of the flag; the flag retains the three main colors of the banner of Gran Colombia, the South American republic that broke up in 1830; the yellow color represents sunshine, grain, and mineral wealth, blue the sky, sea, and rivers, and red the blood of patriots spilled in the struggle for freedom and justice. Note: similar to the flag of Colombia, which is shorter and does not bear a coat of arms.
Apart from the flag, the symbol of national unity is the national anthem. The anthem’s primary purpose is to share the nation’s core values, endeavors, and patriotic feelings.
National symbols of Ecuador: Andean condor; national colors: yellow, blue, red.
Constitution of Ecuador
The existence of the nation is based on the constitution. Some constitutions knew worldwide, like the U.S. Constitution that was accepted on the 17th of September 1787, in Philadelphia, the United States of America’s Constitution.
It is not related to the declaration of independence that was stolen by Nicolas Cage in the movie National Treasure 🙂
What is the legal system of Ecuador?
Most of the time, the legal system of a country is the focus of lawyers. It is a common fact that there are two main approaches in the world, “the law in books” and “the law in action.”
In the Anglo-Saxon world, the practice is the “law in action,” while in the rest of the world, the law is based on Roman law, the “law in books.”
It was Aristotle who founded the Theory of 3 separations of powers. In his view, these are the council of public affairs, the magistrates, and the justice system. The age of enlightenment was the time when terminologies have defined the way we still use them. In most democratic countries, the three authorities separated from each other. In dictatorships, the rules usually interweaved in one hand.
About the legislative branch of Ecuador, we can highlight the following structures unicameral National Assembly or Asamblea Nacional (137 seats; 116 members directly elected in single-seat constituencies by simple majority vote, 15 members directly elected in a single nationwide constituency by proportional representation vote, and six directly elected in multi-seat constituencies for Ecuadorians living abroad by simple majority vote; members serve 4-year terms).
About the unemployment rate, labor force, and poverty line in Ecuador
One of the major problems of the 21st-century economy is unemployment. Governments are struggling to maintain a low level of the unemployment rate. Still, as a result of automation, the cheap 3rd world labor, and the outsourcing of workflow, these attempts fail. In Ecuador, the labor force is 4.848 million (2016 estimate). Please bear in mind that the population in Ecuador is total: 16.9 deaths / 1,000 live births; male: 19.9 deaths / 1,000 live births, female: 13.7 deaths / 1,000 live births (2016 estimate) – as we already mentioned above.
The rate of unemployment in Ecuador is 5.5% (2016 estimate).
Widely known that the gap between the rich and poor is widening on an enormous scale.
According to the 2017 shocking Oxfam report, the most affluent eight people’s fortune is equal to the wealth of the poorest half of the world’s population.
In Ecuador, the households’ income and consumption compared to the entire population: lowest 10%: 1.4% highest 10%: 35.4%note: data for urban households only (2012 estimate).
Another widely used indicator is the so-called GINI index, which measures the inequalities of statistical dispersion, but is mainly used for measuring the sharing of income and fortune.
The GINI index was named after its founder Corrado Gini, an Italian economist. Gini index has grades between 0-1, but often it is used on a percentage basis. It is 0 if the examined criteria territorial distribution is equal. It is one of the criteria concentrated on the territory. In Ecuador, the GINI index is .48,5 (2013).
The states usually set up a poverty line, which is more or less, is a subjective measure. It varies by country; its base is often the minimum pension, the incomes of the most deficient 20 percent, the X percent of income per capita Etc.
In Ecuador, the poverty line people are the lowest 10%: 1.4% highest 10%: 35.4%note: data for urban households only (2012 estimate).
About the budget and central governments debt of Ecuador
The available budget mainly defines the state’s economy. Ecuador’s budget is; revenues: $30.9 billion, expenditures: $34.9 billion (2016 estimate). Taxes and other revenues are 31.2% of GDP (2016 estimate).
The budget deficit (Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-)) is N/A.
The fiscal year in Ecuador is the calendar year.
In the country’s economy, we have to consider the public debt. Public debt is the consolidated sum of the state’s local, federal, and central government debt.
Inflation rate and prime lending rate in Ecuador
A few further interesting and relevant economic data are the following; Inflation rate: 2.1% (2016 estimate), 4% (2015 estimate), and the rate of the Commercial bank prime lending rate: 9% (31 December 2016 estimate).
Export/import partners and data of Ecuador
Ecuador, with the export of products, industrial tools, and other services, generates revenue. The export value in Ecuador is: $16.77 billion (2016 estimate), $19.05 billion (2015 estimate). The total revenue of these activities: petroleum, bananas, cut flowers, shrimp, cacao, coffee, wood, fish.
The most important imported products are industrial materials, fuels and lubricants, nondurable consumer goods, and the countries from where the import is coming: the United States 27.1%, China 15.3%, Colombia 8.3%, Panama 4.9% (2015).
Renewable energies used in Ecuador
To suppress the pollution of the environment, renewable energies have to replace the fossil energy. The more the proportion of renewable energies in a country means more effort against pollution. Ecuador, the indicator of how much of the country’s produced energy is coming from the hydroelectric source, is 41.5% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
To indicate how much another renewable energy produced is 1.1% of total installed capacity (2012 estimate).
Telecommunication data of Ecuador, calling code
To maintain the economy, the development of a reliable and modern telecommunications infrastructure is crucial. We can say the following about Ecuador; elementary fixed-line service but an increasingly sophisticated mobile-cellular network. Domestic: multiple telecommunications operators provide fixed-line services; fixed-line teledensity stands at about 15 per 100 persons; mobile-cellular use has surged, and subscribership has reached 80 per 100 persons. International: country code – 593; landing points for the PAN-AM and South America-1 submarine cables that provide links to the west coast of South America, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, and extending onward to Aruba and the US Virgin Islands in the Caribbean; satellite (2015).
Transport infrastructure in Ecuador
In the 21st century, we often say that the world has become small and there are no distances anymore. With widespread air travel when (sometimes) there are no visa restrictions, it is easy to reach other countries, but if the distance is not too long, we can also use railway or water transportation.
The number of airports in Ecuador: 432 (2013), and the number of heliports: 2 (2013).
The total length of the roadways in Ecuador: total: 43,670 km, paved: 6,472 km, unpaved: 37,198 km (2007).
The total length of the waterways in Ecuador: 1,500 km (most inaccessible) (2012).
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Facts & data about Ecuador
Name of the country: conventional long way: the Republic of Ecuador, traditional short form: Ecuador, local long form: Republica del Ecuador, local short state: Ecuador, etymology: the country’s position on the globe, straddling the Equator, accounts for its Spanish name.
|Abbreviation: Ecuador||Geographic coordinates:|
2 00 S, 77 30 W
|Country Location: South America|
|Capital of Ecuador: Quito||GPS of the Capital:|
0 13 S 78 30 W
|Position: Western South America, bordering the Pacific Ocean at the Equator, between Colombia and Peru|
|Land area: total: 283,561 sq km; land: 276,841 sq km, water: 6,720 sq km||Terrain: coastal plain (costa), inter-Andean central highlands (sierra), and flat to rolling eastern jungle (oriente)||Area comparative: somewhat smaller than Nevada|
|Population: 16,080,778 (July 2016 estimate)||Population grow rate: 1.31% (2016 estimate)||Sex ratio: at birth: 1.05 male(s) / female, 0-14 years: 1.04 male(s) / female, 15-24 years: 1.03 male(s) / female, 25-54 years: 0.95 male(s) / female, 55-64 years: 0.96 male(s) / female, 65 years and over: 0.91 male(s) / female, total population: 0.99 male(s) / female (2016 estimate)|
|Exports: $16.77 billion (2016 estimate), $19.05 billion (2015 estimate)||Imports: $17.74 billion (2016 estimate), $20.7 billion (2015 estimate)||Import partners: US 27.1%, China 15.3%, Colombia 8.3%, Panama 4.9% (2015)|
|Urbanization: urban population: 63.7% of the total population (2015)||Major urban area(s): Guayaquil 2.709 million; QUITO (capital) 1.726 million (2015)||Median age: total: 27.4 years; male: 26.7 years, female: 28.1 years (2016 estimate)|
|Internet users: total: 7.766 million. Percent of the population: 48.9% (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (fixed-lines): total subscriptions: 2,512,657. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 16 (July 2015 estimate)||Telephones (mobile, cellular): total: 12.888 million. Subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 81 (July 2015 estimate)|
|Unemployment rate: 5.5% (2016 estimate)||Nationality: Ecuadorian(s) adjective: Ecuadorian||National holidays: Independence Day (independence of Quito), 10 August (1809)|
|Life expectancy at birth: total population: 76.8 years. Male: 73.8 years, female: 79.9 years (2016 estimate)||Total fertility rate: 2.22 children born / woman (2016 estimate)||Birthrate: 18.2 births / 1,000 population (2016 estimate)|
|Literacy: age 15 and over can read and write. Total population: 94.5%; male: 95.4%, female: 93.5% (2015 estimate)||Legal system: civil law based on the Chilean civil code with modifications; traditional law in indigenous communities||Suffrage: 18-65 years of age, universal and compulsory; 16-18, over 65, and other eligible voters, voluntary|
|Industries: petroleum, food processing, textiles, wood products, chemicals||Industrial production growth rate: -3.2%, note: excludes oil refining (2016 estimate)||GDP real growth rate: -2.3% (2016 estimate) 0.3% (2015 estimate) 3.7% (2014 estimate)|
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