The Capital Ecuador is Quito an the Population of Ecuador is 13,032,000. Ecuador currency is U.S. dollar and the language they speak is Spanish, Quechua. Also Two neighboring countries of Ecuador are Peru and Columbia. If you are going to visit Ecuador you might want to know Some of the expressions they use. ¡tengo unas ganas de jamar! which means I’m hungry!,ando chiro / arrancado means I’m broke, and achachay means:“brrrr” exclamation of cold
This is a map of Ecuador and you can see the neighboring countries of Peru and Columbia.
El Panecillo is a statue of christ(Mary) that stands on a volcanic hill that over looks Quito. It was constructed with over 7,000 separate pieces of aluminum and measure 45 meters tall.
Baños is one of the most amazing places in the country and is set high in the Andes mountains. It is surrounded with lots of activities like white water rafting, mountain climbing, hiking and hang gliding that visitors can try while they are in Baños. There is also Mud baths and hot spring to relax.
Quilotoa is a lake set high in the Andes Mountains and the lake was made because a volcano erupted.Very eye catching colors of the water to blues to greens.
Food and Drink
Some of the famous food you could try in Ecuador is a Ecuadorean delicacy which is cuy, or roast guinea pig. Another type of food is Empanadas which are small baked or fried pastries with filling. Coastal empanadas are made of plantain and filled with cheese, beef or shrimp. One drink in Ecuador is Morocho that is a a sweet and hearty drink made of morocho (dried, cracked corn kernels), milk, cinnamon, sugar and raisins.If you visit Ecuador you should take advantage of the large variety of fresh fruit that is available including the local naranjilla which has a flavor described as a cross between rhubarb and lime and also try the typical guanabana.
This is a picture of Empanadas a common food in Ecuador
Climate and Geography
Lets get into the climate and geography of this beautiful country.Ecuador has a highly changeable climate, which means that it can be variable at any time.Sounds just like Missouri, where I live. The Andes run north-south through the country and form a mountainous spine with a number of peaks over 5,000m (16,404 ft) and some climbing to 6,500m (21,325ft).Rims of the valley are crowned with the cones of more than 50 volcanoes, many of which are active tends to rain to the eastern or western slopes of the Andes; in the west, June to September are drier with October to May typically wetter; in the east the opposite is true with October to February drier and March to September much wetter.The coastal and Amazonian lowlands have a wet equatorial climate, but the higher you climb the colder it gets. Also earthquakes are common in this region.
Independence Day Festival
On 7 august 1819, in the battle of Boyaca, the victory of Simón Bolívar had preserved the independence of the Nueva Granada’s former Viceroyalty. Then on October 9, 1820, after a revolt against the Spanish, Guayaquil, the port city, claimed its independence. August 10, 1830 sets the beginning of a new era for the Ecuadorians .People celebrates this day with fun and enjoyment. There are cultural programs and events are organized for this day in different parts of the country and especially in the capital city of Quito. This is significant because it let them stop fighting and have independence.