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Ecuador Travel Guide

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Quick Facts
Capital Quito
Government Republic
Currency US dollar (USD)
Area total: 283,560 km2
water: 6,720 km2
land: 276,840 km2
Population 14,573,101 (July 2009 est.)
Language Spanish (official), Amerindian languages (especially Quechua)
Religion Roman Catholic 95%
Electricity 110-220V/60Hz (USA & European plugs)
Calling Code +593
Internet TLD .ec
Time Zone UTC-5

Ecuador is a country in Northwestern South America, with a Pacific Ocean coastline, lying on the Equator between Colombia, to the northeast, and Peru, to the south and east.

Cotopaxi is the world's highest active volcano. Many cities and sites in Ecuador are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Such cities and best known places are the Galapagos Islands, and the city of Cuenca.

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