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  • 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.
Map of Ecuador (Source » France, June 2021)

Map of Ecuador (Source » France, June 2021)



  • 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.

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