By: Kennadi Foster

Basic Facts

     Population: 15.2 million                    Capital City: Quito

    National Laungauge: Spanish         Currency: Same money as USA

            Two neighboring Countries: Peru, Columbia

Map of Ecuador

Famous Places

La Compañía, Quito: This is the church of the Society of Jesus.

Cotopaxi: The second highest mountain in Ecuador, reaching a height of 5,897.

Baños: A small city of Baños lies at the foot of the active volcano Tungurahua.

Local Expressions

precio de huevo: “the price of an egg” Meaning: It is cheap.

Achachay: “brrrr” Means: It's cold.

¡Anda que te divierta un burro!: Meaning: a some what proper way of telling someone to “get lost!”

Food and Drinks

Ubiquitous: deep-fried pastries stuffed with meat or potatoes

Many types of fruit: Most common are bananas, mangoes, papayas, and pineapples.

Beverages: Most common drink is fresh juices made with papaya, pineapple, mango, maracuyá (passion fruit).

Climate and Geography

~Most obvious seasons is "dry and wet". Wet season (winter) and Dry season (Summer).

~Ecuador lies directly on the equator, so the entire country has 12 hours of direct daylight 365 days a year.

~Has one of the worlds largest active volcanos.

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Dance In Ecuador

In the video below Ecuador people are doing a style of dance called "Sanjuanito". This dance is one of the most tradtional form of dancing in Ecuador. When I watched these people dancing this dance I thought it was a little unusal. Its kind of a boring dance to watch, Ecuardorianos probably love to watch it though and dance it because its an important dance to there country. But it does look like its fun to perform it!

Comment Stream

3 years ago

I enjoyed your use of clear images to give us a visual aid of what your country is like.

3 years ago

very nice kenn

3 years ago

This is so awesome. I like it

3 years ago

Very beautiful photos of this country and places. Very cool!