INFORMATION ABOUT ECUADOR AND THE GALAPAGOS ISLANDS
Facts and Figures
Area: 256370 Km2
Official languages: Spanish and Kichwa
Currency: US dollars
Country code: +593
Ecuador is located in northwestern of South America exactly on the equator, where its name comes from. Ecuador borders Colombia to the north, Peru to the east and south, and the Pacific to the west. Galapagos is located about 1000 km off the mainland coast.
The two ranges of the Andes from north to south with the Chimborazo (6310 m) as highest mountain and the capital Quito in the north form the region Sierra
West of the Sierra, the up to 200 km wide tropical coastal belt of the Costa is located, which also includes Guayaquil as the largest city in the country.
East of the Andes extends the Amazon basin and sparsely populated tropical rainforest, the well-known Selva Amazónica. The fourth of the most diverse regions of the country is the Insulated Archipelago of Galapagos with 123 islands totaling 7000 km2 of land in a vast marine reserve of 130000 km2. Ecuador’s topography of extremes in a relatively small space leads to complicated climatic conditions and to the greatest biodiversity in the world.
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