3Fun Facts Ecuador Capital Population- 13,032,000 Capital -Quito; 1,451,000Latitude & Longitude of Quito - 2º 00' S, 77º 30' WArea - 109,483 square milesLanguage - Spanish, QuechuaReligion - Roman CatholicCurrency - U.S. dollarLife Expectancy - 71Government - DemocracyEconomic system - CapitalismEcuador
4Ecuador’s relative location is NW of Peru or SW of Columbia Its exact location is2º 00' S, 77º 30' W
5Economic ActivitiesEcuador’s economic activities consist of tourism and agriculture and industry
6Major LandformsSome major Landforms in Ecuador are the rivers such as the Esmeraldas River that runs through the capital Quito and mountains such as the Andes Mountains.
7Indigenous PeoplesThe indigenous or original people of Ecuador were the Inca.The language they spoke was QuechuaThe Inca invaded the nation in the 15th centuryAlso invaded places such as Peru, parts of Argentina, Bolivia, and Chile, they had empires in all of these places within 200 years of the invasion.
8CapitalThe capital of Ecuador is Quito there is an estimated 1,451,000 people that live in Quito.Quito is at 2º 00' S, 77º 30' W on a map for the exact locationIts relative location is North West of NapoThis area in Ecuador is a very popular are for tourists
9Brief History of Ecuador The Culture of Ecuador flourished between 9000 B.C A.D.1460 A.D. The Inca Expanded their empire in EcuadorA.D. Spanish conquers most of Latin America1563 A.D. Quito is made a seat of the Royal Audiencia, with jurisdiction over the area known today as Ecuador
10AnimalsThere are some animals that are native to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands that are found nowhere else in the worldSuch as the Blue Footed Booby The Giant Galapagos Turtle and the Galapagos Marine Iguanas are a few.
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