Ecuador Animals

Ecuador Animals and Plants

Species-rich Ecuador Ecuador is one of the 17 countries in the world, in which together 70 percent of all species in the world can be found. It’s called a mega-diversity country. The different landscapes of coast, mountains, rivers and rainforest offer a habitat for many animals and plants. The coastal region and the Galápagos Islands […]

Ecuador History

Ecuador History and Politics

History of Ecuador up to the conquest by Pizarro The first residents As early as 10,000 BC The area of ​​today’s Ecuador was settled. The first hunters and gatherers came here via Central America. These included the people of the Las Vegas culture (9000 to 6000 BC) on the coast and the Inga culture (9000 […]

The Tomebamba River in Cuenca Ecuador

Ecuador Geography

Ecuador owes its name to the equator line, which runs about 15 kilometers north of the capital Quito and was measured there by a French expedition in 1736. Due to this geographical peculiarity, Ecuador is “en la mitad del mundo”, in the “middle of the world”. Orography and hydrography The Andes divide the country into […]

Sea lion rock La Lobería near Salinas Ecuador

Ecuador Ecological Overview

Three countries in one – that’s how you could describe Ecuador, whose varied landscapes in a relatively small area range from the Pacific beaches in the west, over the high mountains of the Andes to the tropical rainforest of the Oriente. Official name: Republic of Ecuador Area: 283.560 km² Residents: 17.5 million Growth of population: […]

The Museo Los Amantes de Sumpa in Santa Elena Ecuador

Ecuador History

Pre-colonial In today’s territory of Ecuador, several small, largely independent tribal areas existed in the pre-Inca era between the great empires of the Chimu in the south and the Chibcha in the north. In the 15th century, the Inca conquered the area as far as the area of Pasto (today southern Colombia) in protracted battles […]

Presidential Palace Quito Ecuador

Ecuador Head of State

Between 1997 and 2007 Ecuador had seven presidents, three of whom were forced to resign after tumultuous uprisings. The next head of state, Rafael Correa, ruled from 2007 to 2017, completing three terms. The US-trained economist pursued his social reform agenda, which he had started shortly after taking office, under the catchphrase of the ” […]

La Ronda alley on the edge of the historic quarter of the capital Quito

Ecuador Political System

As a country located in northwestern part of South America according to cheeroutdoor, Ecuador is a presidential republic with representative democracy and a multi-party system. The liberal revolution of Eloy Alfaro, which began in 1885, was an important stage on the way to the development of today’s state. He was President of Ecuador twice (1895-1901 […]

Plaza de la Independencia and Government Palace in Quito

Ecuador Protests 2019

Covid-19 in Ecuador As a country located in northwestern part of South America according to commit4fitness, Ecuador is one of the countries hardest hit by the Corona crisis in the world. As of August 17, 2020, 100,688 confirmed infections and 6,065 deaths were reported for Ecuador . With 35.5 corona deaths per 100,000 residents, Ecuador […]

Ecuador Domestic Issues

Ecuador Domestic Issues

Power holders and power groups The Ecuadorian elite, originally recruited from the large landowners of the highlands and the coast, ruled the country as an oligarchy for centuries, but the middle class has grown in importance in recent years, especially the Lebanese immigrants, who not least repeated with Mahuad Times appointed a president. The military […]

Flag of Ecuador

Ecuador Foreign Policy

Relations with multinationals and the World Bank In 2013, the National Court of Ecuador fined the US oil company Chevron to a fine of US $ 9.5 billion for pollution in the Amazon region. In March 2014, however, a New York court dismissed the motion of Ecuadorian plaintiffs trying to enforce the verdict in the […]