30 Fascinating Ecuador Facts and Interesting Information

30 Fascinating Ecuador Facts and Interesting Information

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2. The Galapagos Islands became part of Ecuador in 1832.

3. Ecuador is having a military base in Peru.

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5. Ecuador had 48 presidents in its first 131 year of independence.

6. Oil accounts for 40% of all Ecuador’s exports and 33 percent of the country’s reserves.

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8. There are over 1600 different species of birds in Ecuador.

9. Ecuador is using the American Dollar as its national currency since 2000.

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11. Over 70% of the Ecuador’s population is made up of Mestizos (an ethnic blend of Spaniards and native people.

12. Lunch is the largest meal of the day in Ecuador.

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14. Ecuador celebrates its Independence Day on August 10th.

15. Ecuador has the largest diversity of humming bird’s species, nearly 131.

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17. Ecuador is one of the world’s largest exporters of quinoa.

18. Ecuador is home to the world’s smallest orchid in the world.

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20. There is little change noticed in the length of the day in summer and winter in Ecuador, due to its proximity of equator. The sun rises and sets at around 6:00 am and pm everyday.

21. Ecuador’s name comes from the Equator.

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23. Equator divides the country unequally, putting most of the country in the Southern Hemisphere.

24. About 10% of the Ethiopian population is European descent.

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26. Guayaquil is the largest city in Ecuador.

27. Cinchona tree is the national tree of Ecuador.

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29. Ecuador is one of the two countries of South America that does not share border with Brazil.

30. Ecuador has granted political asylum to Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks.

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