- Officially » República del Ecuador
- Republic of Ecuador (English)
- Capital » Quito
- 2850 m in elevation
- Current local time and date (UTC – 5hrs)
- Largest City » Guayaquil
- Population » 16.5 million
- Major languages » Spanish, indigenous languages
- Religion » Christianity
- Life expectancy » 73 years (men), 79 years (women)
- Currency » US dollar
- Emergency numbers
- General Emergencies » 911
- Ambulance »131
- Fire » 102
- Police » 101
- Area » 272,045 sq km (105,037 sq miles)
- The Galapagos Islands, an archipelago of volcanic origin, are situated 926 km (575 mi) west of continental Ecuador
- The Galapagos Islands are a province of Ecuador.
- Bordered by the Pacific Ocean in west, Colombia to the north, and Peru to the south and east.
- Visa is not required for Canadians for stays up to 90 days in a 12 month period.
- The Galapagos Islands (Fodor’s)
- Public Holidays in Ecuador (Google)
- Known as Ecuador’s “adventure capital,” Baños de Agua Santa is situated about 3 hours south of Quito, in a valley among 4 volcanoes – most notably the Tungurahua, just south of town. (South American Backpacker)
- Malaria risk exists throughout the year below 1,500m (4,920ft)
- A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required from travellers over one year of age coming from infected areas.
- Vaccination against yellow fever is recommended if travelling to the east of the Andes.
- Ecuador does not quarantine healthy cats or dogs that have been vaccinated for rabies at least 30 days in advance of entry into the country.
Government Travel Advice
Last Updated on October 9, 2018