Ecuador

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.

Work Cited

http://www.veintemundos.com/en/spanish/ecuador/

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.

Comment Stream

2 years ago
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I think I might want to go to Ecuador cause it looks nice.

2 years ago
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I liked yours because you had very good details of your country.