Location Ecuador is situated in western South America, bordering the Pacific Ocean at the Equator, between Colombia and Peru. Land Area Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands are slightly smaller than Nevada and stretch out over a total area of 283,560 sq km, of which 276,840 sq km is land and 6,720 sq km is water. Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands have a total coastline of 2,237 km. ...
Ecuador enjoys a wonderfully diverse population. The largest ethnic group is made up of Mestizos while Amerindians are the second largest. The remaining ten percent of the population is a mixture of criollos and Afro-Ecuadorians. When one considers just how diverse the population of this South American country is, it is amazing that they have chosen only Spanish as their official language. ...
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. ...