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Ecuador, Republic of Ecuadornoun
a republic in northwestern South America; became independent from Spain in 1822; the landscape is dominated by the Andes
A country in South America. Official name: Republic of Ecuador.
Etymology: From ecuador.
Ecuador ( (listen) EK-wə-dor; Spanish pronunciation: [ekwaˈðoɾ] (listen); Quechua: Ikwayur; Shuar: Ecuador or Ekuatur), officially the Republic of Ecuador (Spanish: República del Ecuador, which literally translates as "Republic of the Equator"; Quechua: Ikwadur Ripuwlika; Shuar: Ekuatur Nunka), is a country in northwestern South America, bordered by Colombia on the north, Peru on the east and south, and the Pacific Ocean on the west. Ecuador also includes the Galápagos Islands in the Pacific, about 1,000 kilometers (621 mi) west of the mainland. The country's capital and largest city is Quito. The territories of modern-day Ecuador were once home to a variety of Indigenous groups that were gradually incorporated into the Inca Empire during the 15th century. The territory was colonized by Spain during the 16th century, achieving independence in 1820 as part of Gran Colombia, from which it emerged as its own sovereign state in 1830. The legacy of both empires is reflected in Ecuador's ethnically diverse population, with most of its 17.8 million people being mestizos, followed by large minorities of Europeans, Native American, African, and Asian descendants. Spanish is the official language and is spoken by a majority of the population, though 13 Native languages are also recognized, including Quechua and Shuar. The sovereign state of Ecuador is a representative democratic republic and a developing country that is highly dependent on commodities, namely petroleum and agricultural products. It is governed as a democratic presidential republic. The country is a founding member of the United Nations, Organization of American States, Mercosur, PROSUR and the Non-Aligned Movement. One of 17 megadiverse countries in the world, Ecuador hosts many endemic plants and animals, such as those of the Galápagos Islands. In recognition of its unique ecological heritage, the new constitution of 2008 is the first in the world to recognize legally enforceable Rights of Nature, or ecosystem rights.According to the Center for Economic and Policy Research, between 2006 and 2016, poverty decreased from 36.7% to 22.5% and annual per capita GDP growth was 1.5 percent (as compared to 0.6 percent over the prior two decades). At the same time, the country's Gini index of economic inequality decreased from 0.55 to 0.47.
Ecuador, officially known as the Republic of Ecuador, is a country located on the western coast of South America. It is bordered by Colombia on the north, Peru on the east and south, and the Pacific Ocean on the west. The capital city is Quito, while the largest city is Guayaquil. Ecuador is noted for its rich biodiversity, encompassing both Amazon rainforest, Andean highlands and the Galápagos Islands. Its official language is Spanish and its government is a democratic republic.
Ecuador, officially the Republic of Ecuador is a representative democratic republic in South America, bordered by Colombia on the north, Peru on the east and south, and by the Pacific Ocean to the west. It and Chile are the only two countries in South America that do not have a border with Brazil. Ecuador also includes the Galápagos Islands in the Pacific, about 1,000 kilometres west of the mainland. The main spoken language in Ecuador is Spanish. Languages of official use in native communities include Quichua, Shuar, and 11 other languages. Ecuador has an area of 258,238 km². Its capital city is Quito, which was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in the 1970s for having the best preserved and least altered historic center in Latin America. The country's largest city is Guayaquil. The historic center of Cuenca, the third largest city in the country in size and economically, was also declared a World Heritage Site in 1999, for being an outstanding example of a planned inland Spanish style colonial city in the Americas. Ecuador is also home to a great variety of species, many of them endemic, like those of the Galápagos islands. This species diversity makes Ecuador one of the 17 megadiverse countries in the world. The new constitution of 2008 is the first in the world to recognize legally enforceable Rights of Nature, or ecosystem rights.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a republic of S. America, of Spanish origin, created in 1822; derives its name from its position on the equator; lies between Columbia and Peru; is traversed by the Andes, several of the peaks of which are actively volcanic; the population consists of Peruvian Indians, negroes, Spanish Creoles; exports cocoa, coffee, hides, and medicinal plants; the administration is vested in a president, a vice-president, two ministers, a senate of 18, and a house of deputies of 30, elected by universal suffrage.
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
A South American republic, founded in 1831, when the Colombian republic was divided into three; the other two being Venezuela and New Granada. Gen. Franco was here defeated in battle by Gen. Flores, August, 1860. Several insurrections have taken place in Ecuador since 1860.
Etymology and Origins
Expresses the Spanish for Equator.
The numerical value of Ecuador in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of Ecuador in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
If Ecuador is implacable on this measure, Colombia will also have to look at what measures it takes also. That's what this meeting is for.
Ecuador has an additional problem, which is dollarization, but it seems to us this is not the way to deal with the problem they have with the dollarized currency.
When Paul Manafort met with President Moreno of Ecuador to discuss the China Development Fund, The President of Ecuador raised with Paul Manafort Paul Manafort desire to remove Julian Assange from Ecuador's embassy, paul Manafort listened but made no promises as this was ancillary to the purpose of the meeting.
It's very, very serious for Colombian exports and we want to look at the possibility of other options, if Ecuador is implacable on this measure, Colombia will also have to look at what measures it takes also. That's what this meeting is for.
If you run a portfolio that is underweight the energy sector, and you become more comfortable with the outlook for oil prices, then buying Ecuador could be a good idea.
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