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    Demogaphics

    Those that think of Ecuador as a small country in South America will likely be surprised to learn that there are approximately 13,212,742 (2004 est.) people living in the country. Ecuador is by no means a small country and the vast majority (57%) of those living in the country live in urban areas. The remaining 43% live in rural areas and farming and ranching are big industries in Ecuador. ...

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    Adventure Travel

    Ecuador is a land of immense diversity and offers some amazing opportunities for adventure travel. Here you can hit dirt paths on the saddle of a mountain bike, make your way through a dense jungle with only a compass and your steely determination, or venture up the sides of ice-covered volcanoes. You can climb to the highest peaks of the Andes Mountains or go whitewater rafting down ...

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    Riobamba

    Nestled in the Chambo River Valley near the Chimborazo Volcano in Ecuador is the city of Riobamba. This bustling little city is the center of trade for the surrounding cattle-ranches. The roads to and from Riobamba see a lot of traffic from the various farmers and traders who transport their stock to the city in order to sell them, so they are well developed. In fact, on the way to Riobamba ...

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    Sports

    When it comes to local sports, the most popular activity is generally soccer (football). Tourists are often welcome to join in on local games, but remember that many of the locals play the game often and display quite impressive skill. Soccer in Ecuador is something of a national pastime and local soccer heroes are celebrated with enthusiasm. In fact, the national soccer team has made ...

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    Puerto Ayora

    Located on the southern coast of the Galapagos island of Santa Cruz, Puerto Ayora is the largest port in the area and is home to quite a number of people. Puerto Ayora is known for the high standard of living that is enjoyed by its residents. A relaxed atmosphere pervades the town and tourists will find that, though they might be busy taking in the sights, they will still be able to unwind. ...

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    Shopping

    Shopping is a mixed experience in Ecuador. From dusty, noisy animal markets and craft markets to sterile, glossy malls, there is something for everyone here. Ecuador offers an interesting collection of products that can be purchased as souvenirs and gifts. Arts and crafts such as weavings, wood carvings, carpets, toys and clothing can be bought all over Ecuador.

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    Sms

    Ecuador's cellular phone usage is growing rapidly with some 7.44 million subscribers as of April 2006. Cellular phone services are used more than landlines throughout Ecuador.Cellular phones are a convenient and easy way to keep in contact. Ecuador's three cellular network operators are Tlefonica MoviStar, Alegro and Porta. Porta is the most popular, followed by MoviStar. Each of ...

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