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Ecuador Fact File

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  • Full Name: Rebublic of Ecuador
  • Capital City: Quito
  • Country Area: 283,561 sq km
  • Land Mass Area: 276,841 sq km
  • Population: 14,790,68 (2010 estimate)
  • Life Expectancy: 75.52
  • Ethnicity: mestizo (mixed Amerindian and white) 65%, Amerindian 25%, Spanish and others 7%, black 3%
  • Religion: 95% Roman Catholic, 5% other
  • Official Languages: Spanish, Quechua
  • Internet Domain: .ec
  • International Dialling Code: +593
  • Monetary Unit: US dollar
  • Government: Republic
  • Independence from Spain: 24 May 1822

Random Fact

The Panama hat comes from Ecuador and not Panama. You can tell which is a good quality Panama hat as when you roll it up it returns to its original shape.