Videos tagged with "capital city"
The Andean Region - Ecuador [01:11]
When approaching Quito (the capital city) by air, one can see --weather permitting- why the Andes region was named "The Avenue of the Volcanoes" in the 19th century. The Andes region is home to many indigenous people living in communities scattered throughout the mountains and valleys, while some have already settled in the big cities. Find out more: myde.st
Ecuador 2012 HD [04:29]
Ecuador 2012 HD Produced by Weinhofer Richard The main spoken language in Ecuador is Spanish (94% of the population). Languages of official use in native communities include Quichua, Shuar, and 11 other languages. Ecuador has an area of 275830 km2 (106500 sq mi). Its capital city is Quito, which was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in the 1970s for having the best preserved and least altered historic center in Latin America. The country's largest city is Guayaquil. With its international port and tuna fishing industry, Manta is the third most important city in the country economically. The historic center of Cuenca, the third largest city in the country, was also declared a World Heritage Site in 1999, for being an outstanding example of a planned inland Spanish style colonial city in the Americas. Ecuador is also home to a great variety of species, many of them endemic, like those of the Galápagos islands. This species diversity makes Ecuador one of the 17 megadiverse countries in the world. The new constitution of 2008 is the first in the world to recognize legally enforceable Rights of Nature, or ecosystem rights. en.wikipedia.org
Epic Landing of a Single Engine Cessna in Peruvian Amazon Ju [03:29]
Aterrizaje increíble de una avioneta monomotor Cessna en el fangoso aeropuerto de San Lorenzo, provincia Datem del Maranon (Loreto), cerca de la frontera amazónica de Perú y Ecuador, sobre el río Marañón. La avioneta hace vuelos comerciales entre Yurimaguas-San Lorenzo-Yurimaguas cuando hay pasajeros osados, por supuesto . Incredible landing of a single engine Cessna in the muddy runway of San Lorenzo, the capital city of Datem del Maranon province (Loreto region), on the left bank of Maranon River. The small plane covers the route Yurimaguas-San Lorenzo-Yurimaguas with commercial flights - when dare passangers are available, of course. Created with MAGIX Video deluxe 17 Plus
Tags: Avioneta, Cessna, Amazonas, Peru, Ecuador, Maranon, San, Lorenzo, Datem, del, MAGIX Video deluxe 17 Plus
Galapagos Islands....Check! [06:06]
Ken and Pat Rogner join Bob and Johnna Beth Barrows in an effort to check off one more item on the bucket list....the Galapagos Islands. The four flew from Denver to Lima, Peru on May 29 and spent some time with friends Bob and Silvia Lowry who live in Lima. Then a trip to Machu Picchu and here is the video from the second excursion, five days in Ecuador. They began by flying to Quito, the capital city (which they enjoyed very much) and then on to the Galapagos. They spent time a private ranch and at the Darwin Research Center as well as one day on Isabela Island. The video shares a few of the highlights.
Tags: Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, Peru, Machu Picchu, Lima, Quito, holiday, South America, tortoise, iguana, darwin
A taste of Quito, Ecuador [05:04]
San Francisco de Quito, most often called Quito, is the capital city of Ecuador. Quito has a long and illustrious history dating back tens of thousands of years. & was one of the first World Cultural Heritage Sites declared by UNESCO in 1978. Photos: Ron & Birgitta Yeo