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Country (long form) Republic of Ecuador
Capital Quito
Total Area 109,483.13 sq mi
283,560.00 sq km
(slightly smaller than Nevada)
Population 13,183,978 (July 2001 est.)
Estimated Population in 2050 23,712,302
Languages Spanish (official), Amerindian languages (especially Quechua)
Literacy 90.1% total, 92.0% male, 88.2% female (1995 est.)
Religions Roman Catholic 95%
Life Expectancy 68.52 male, 74.28 female (2001 est.)
Government Type republic
Currency 1 United States dollar (US$) = 100 cents
GDP (per capita) $2,900 (2000 est.)
Industry petroleum, food processing, textiles, metal work, paper products, wood products, chemicals, plastics, fishing, lumber
Agriculture bananas, coffee, cocoa, rice, potatoes, manioc (tapioca), plantains, sugarcane; cattle, sheep, pigs, beef, pork, dairy products; balsa wood; fish, shrimp
Arable Land 6%
Natural Resources petroleum, fish, timber, hydropower
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Geography of Ecuador

Ecuador, a country on the coast of northwestern South America. It lies on the Equator, for which the country is named.

History of Ecuador

The area that is now Ecuador was inhabited as early as 3500 B.C. by people belonging to the Valdivia culture.