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  • Officially ยป Repรบblica del Ecuador
    • Republic of Ecuador (English)
  • Capital ยป Quito
  • Largest City ยป Guayaquil

Facts

  • Population ยป 16.5 million
  • Major languages ยป Spanish, indigenous languages
  • Religion ยป Christianity
  • Life expectancy ยป 73 years (men), 79 years (women)
  • Currency ยป US dollar
  • Emergency numbers
    • General Emergencies ยป 911
    • Ambulance ยป131
    • Fire ยป 102
    • Police ยป 101

Geography

  • Area ยป 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 ยป France, June 2021)

Map of Ecuador (Source ยป France, June 2021)

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Tourism

  • 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)

Adventures

  • Known as Ecuadorโ€™s โ€œadventure capital,โ€ Baรฑos de Agua Santa is situated about 3 hours south of Quito, in a valley among 4 volcanoes โ€“ most notably the Tungurahua, just south of town. (South American Backpacker)

Health

  • 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.

Pets

  • 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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