Ecuador's economy is mainly based on mining, agriculture and fishing. The mining and exporting of oil have played a dominant role in the country's economy since the early 1970's. Recent years have seen Ecuador's economy depend more and more on the export of cocoa and bananas, of which Ecuador is the world's largest exporter and has been for several decades.
There is a small treasure that lies hidden in the province of Manabi - the small city of Manta. This flourishing city has seen rapid expansion in the last fifty years. As a result, it currently has a population of well over 250,000 and it is said to be the fifth most populated province in the country. Manta in Ecuador is the third most important city in Ecuador. It has a thriving industry ...
Portoviejo is a city of Ecuador and the capital of the Province of Manabí. It is situated 30 Km from the Pacific coast. Portoviejo was founded March 12, 1535 by Captain Francisco Pacheco. The city has a population of about 250,000 and is also known as the city of the "Royal Tamarind Trees" for the beautiful trees found in the area.