By: Meredith George
Ecuador is a pretty counrty in North West South America. One of the most know places in Ecuador is the Cotopaxi. It is a stratovolcano in the Andes Mountains. Its the second highest summit in the country. Here is a image below of it.
Facts About Ecuador
Population-15.74 million (2013)
National Language-Ecuador's official language is Spanish, but Quichua, an Inca language, is spoken by the Indian population.
Capital Citys- Quito is the capital city
Countrys right by it- Columbia, and Peru
Currency- U.S. dollar
Famous Places In Ecuador
Galapagos Islands- The Galapagos Islands are a small archipelago of volcanic islands belonging to Ecuador in the eastern Pacific Ocean.
Catedral Nueva, Cuenca- The colonial city of Cuenca is the third largest in Ecuador The New Cathedral of Cuenca, or “Catedral Nueva,” is the city’s most-recognizable landmark.
Sicán National Museum- Sicán National Museum is a museum in Ferreñafe, Peru, which opened in 2004. The museum documents the ancient Sican culture.
Spanish Expressions From Ecuador
- precio de huevo – “the price of an egg”… Meaning: it is cheap.
- ¡tengo unas ganas de jamar! – I’m hungry!
- ¡anda que te divierta un burro! – a somewhat proper way of telling someone to “get lost!”
Food and Drinks
-The dessert up there is called Empanadas de viento or fried cheese empanadas. Its the combination of the gooey cheese and onions inside a crispy fried empanada and topped with sugar
-The drink up there is called Morocho, also called morocho dulce ormorocho de leche, is a thick sweet drink made with morocho corn, milk, cinnamon, sugar and raisins.
Climate and Geography
Ecuador has 2 seasons wet,and dry. In the highlands, the dry season is between June and September and around Christmas, but even the wet season isn't particularly rainy.
The video up here is a international folkdance festival in Ecuador. What I like about it that they have different dances that they do with different people and different costumes. They also have a band that goes with dance right by them. Something that I think is interesting about is that there festival was inside in a gym, but ive only been to festivals outside. I also like there outfits, and how they had orginal dances and like bells on there outfits.