Located in the continent of South America, Ecuador covers 276,841 square kilometers of land and 6,720 square kilometers of water, making it the 74th largest nation in the world with a total area of 283,561 square kilometers.
Ecuador became an independent state in 1830, after gaining its sovereignty from Spain. The population of Ecuador is 15,223,680 (2012) and the nation has a density of 55 people per square kilometer.
The currency of Ecuador is the US Dollar (USD). As well, the people of Ecuador are refered to as Ecuadorian.
The dialing code for the country is 593 and the top level internet domain for Ecuadorian sites is .ec.
To learn more, visit our detailed Ecuador section.
|Density||55.0 / km2 ( 142.4 / mi2 )|
|GDP||101,000,000,000 (2014 data)|
|GDP per Capita||6,634 (2014 data)|
|Land Area||276,841 km2 (106,889 mi2)|
|Water Area||6,720 km2 (2,595 mi2)|
|Neighbouring Countries||Peru, Colombia|
What is the capital of Ecuador?
Quito is the capital city of Ecuador. It has a population of 1,399,814, and is located on a latitue of -0.23 and longitude of -78.52.
Quito is also the political center of Ecuador, which is considered a Republic, and home to its Executive head of state.
Quick Facts About Quito, the Capital Of Ecuador
|Elevation||2854 meters over sea level|
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