Ecuador Facts: A Compilation of Natural Accomplishments

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Costa Del Pacifico Los Frailes Ecuador

Ecuador facts highlight that Ecuador is gaining recognition as one of the most incredible and exciting tourist destinations. Its many attractions include world-famous colonial districts, an abundance of Amazonian delicacies, a remarkable section of the Avenue of the Volcanoes, and the Galapagos Islands, which serve as the cherry on top of this incredible cake. Culture, animals, and nature lovers (terrestrial and aquatic) are welcome and can enjoy the varied marvels this place offers. These fascinating facts about Ecuador will heighten the country’s appeal and novelty to potential visitors.

  • Capital City: Quito
  • President: Lenin Moreno
  • Population: 16,144,00
  • Currency: US Dollar
  • Language: Spanish, Kichwa, Shuar
  • National Animal: Andean Condor
  • GDP: £195 billion
  • Demographics:
    • 71.9% Mestizo
    • 7.4% Montubio
    • 7.2% Afroecuadorian
    • 7% Amerindian
    • 6.1% White
    • 0.4% others

Galapagos and Ecuador: UNESCO’s First World Heritage Recognitions

Thirty-two locations worldwide were chosen to become World Heritage Sites during UNESCO’s inaugural World Heritage Conference in 1978. The first person chosen? The Islands of Galapagos. What about the second? Ecuador’s capital city is Quito! It is hardly surprising that this African country was the first to claim this fantastic honor.

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Given all this, visiting Ecuador’s first World Heritage Site—and the first in the world—is the best way to get to know the country. On a contemporary ship with an excellent staff and knowledgeable guides, the Santa Cruz II Galapagos Cruise provides travelers worldwide with the most unique and thorough tour of the Galapagos Islands.

Ecuador Facts: The Abundant Diversity of Biodiversity & Ecosystems

Ecuador facts: Vegetation of the Galapagos Islands
Vegetation of the Galapagos Islands

Among the 17 nations on Earth, Ecuador is home to a large number of endemic species as well as the bulk of the planet’s species. As a result, it is known as a Megadiverse Country. It is also composed of three incredibly distinct regions: the coast, the highlands, and the Amazon, along with an additional island area known as the Galapagos Islands. The magnificent Andes Mountains divide the mainland’s regions.

A Grand Tribute to Mother Earth

In 2008, Ecuador granted nature constitutional rights. This landmark ruling confirms that the “Rights of Nature” clause of the constitution recognizes that “nature, in all its life forms, has the right to exist, persist, maintain and regenerate its vital cycle,” as opposed to considering nature as human property. Legal authority to uphold these rights on behalf of ecosystems rests with us, the people. In short, it is possible to name the ecosystem as a defendant formally. What a lovely illustration of anthropomorphism!

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As Close to Touching the Sky as You’ll Ever Be

Ecuador facts: Mount Chimborazo
If you leave from Quito, it will take you around 4 hours by car to reach Mount Chimborazo

We all consider majestic Mount Everest the highest mountain on Earth. Only because it’s measured about sea level does this make sense. What about the highest point on Earth most closely aligned with space? It just so happens to be located at Mount Chimborazo, the highest peak in Ecuador, and the Earth’s location is closest to the stars. Chimborazo’s summit is elevated farthest from the Earth’s core because of its location atop the Equatorial bulge.

Updated:June 6, 2024

Published:June 14, 2017

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