10 Interesting facts about Ecuador

For anyone interested in visiting or curious to learn more about Ecuador, here’s a brief overview for help getting started.

  • 1. There are over 15 million people that live in Ecuador, bordering Colombia to the north and Peru to the south.
  • 2. The capital is in Quito and the largest city Guayaquil with over 2.3 million people, followed by Quito, Cuenca, Santo Domingo, Machala, Duran, Portoviejo, Manta, Loja, and Ambato.  It lies on both sides of the equator, giving little variation in the amount of daylight and nighttime year round.
  • 3. There are four main regions of Ecuador.  Along the coastline or the western region is La Costa, in the north or mountainous areas is La Sierra, the eastern or rainforest part is La Amazonia, and the areas of the Galapagos Islands is La Region Insular.  The Galapagos Islands are located about 1,000 kilometres, 620 miles, west of Ecuador in the Pacific Ocean.
  • 4. The language used is mostly Spanish, with other types of Amerindian languages used.
  • 5. Ecuador is the 8th largest in terms of biodiversity and the most worldwide in terms of biodiversity density.  Including the Galapagos, there are 1,600 bird species, 25,000 plant species, 106 endemic reptiles, 138 endemic amphibians, and over 6,000 butterfly species.
  • 6. There are many volcanoes in Ecuador, with Chimborazo Volcano being the highest point, and Cotopaxi the second highest, but is also one of the highest active volcanoes worldwide.
  • 7. The currency used is the US Dollar, USD.   Much of the economy or exports is based on oil, ~40%.  Other areas include agriculture, Ecuador is largest supplier of bananas worldwide, other areas of significance include flowers, cocoa, shrimp, sugar cane, rice, cotton, maize, and coffee.
  • 8. The cuisine in Ecuador varies by region but can commonly consist of a soup, rice or corn, fish or a meat dish, dessert, and coffee.  Meats can be pork, chicken, beef, and cuy, while seafood includes fish, shrimp, crab, prawns, and clams in the form of ceviche.
  • 9. Beverages include coffee, a drinkable yogurt, and Aguardiente which is an alcohol from sugar cane.
  • 10. There are a little over 1 million travelers or tourists to Ecuador each year, with attractions including the large range of biodiversity, including the Galapagos, the Andes, and historical Inca sites.

Have your own networks with others in Ecuador

If you regularly share content or work with people in Ecuador, here are a few benefits you get from using an Odysen solution:

  • Use in your preferred language, including Spanish, English, and others.
  • Have separate networks for different groups, keeping content focused for each.  This could be having separate networks for different groups of friends, family members, organizations as well as using in professional environments, having separate networks for different clients or customers.
  • Organize content with easy to use folders, add sub-folders to expand and see integrated views in respective parent folders.
  • Within each folder you can add content to the applications, including actions, notes, events, photos, graphics, audio files, office files, videos, websites and blogs.
  • Get started and invite other users for free with the Basic plan.  This includes the ability to add networks, use the applications, and initial storage for your different files.

Learn more about having your own networks with others in Ecuador, including using the applications, languages available, solution examples, and relevant blog articles.

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