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Faces of Ecuador

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About a week ago I turned 24 and one of my best gifts was to be able to celebrate it with mi hermana de mis pensamientos which stayed in Ecuador these past 6 months to study. Quite at the right time she came back to give me this beautiful card for my birthday! Danke Dani! Du bist die Beste ♥

Ecuador, is a representative democratic republic in northwestern South America, bordered by Colombia on the north, Peru on the east and south, and the Pacific Ocean to the west. Ecuador also includes the Galápagos Islands in the Pacific, about 1,000 kilometres west of the mainland.

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Several inland Amazonian native tribes were able to avoid both Inca and Spanish conquest, thus preserving their cultural traditions independently of foreign rule.

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Chimborazo, Ecuador

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The second card I got from my hermana down in Ecuador! Muchas gracias Dani! Solamente puedo decirlo de nuevo y de nuevo: Te quiero mucho y te extraño muchísimo!

Chimborazo  is a currently inactive stratovolcano located in the Cordillera Occidental range of the Andes.

Here are 10 facts about Ecuador:

Fact 1:
The official currency in Ecuador is the U.S dollar since 2001.
Fact 2:
The currency that was used before adapting to the US Dollar was called Sucre.
Fact 3:
The main industries in Ecuador are petroleum, food processing and textiles.
Fact 4:
The colors of the flag is yellow for the diversity in the country, blue for the sky and the sea, and red for the blood of those who fought for independence.
Fact 5:
Ecuador has a lot of active and inactive volcanoes.
Fact 6:
Ecuador was the first nation in 2008 to declare that nature has constitutional rights.
Fact 7:
The official language in Ecuador is Spanish, in addition to some native languages spoken.
Fact 8:
95% of Ecuador’s population is Roman Catholic and the other 5% is made up of members of various other religions.
Fact 9:
Ecuador’s Independence Day is on August 10th.
Fact 10:
The capital of Ecuador is Quito which has the second highest population in the country.

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