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Ecuador's Information

Flag of Ecuador
Land Area 276,841 km2
Water Area 6,720 km2
Total Area 283,561km2 (#73)
Population 16,080,778 (#67)
Population Density 58.09/km2
Government Type Presidential Republic
GDP (PPP) $182.00 Billion
GDP Per Capita $11,000
Currency Dollar (USD)
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Ecuador has a tropical climate along its coastal areas, then becomes much cooler inland, especially in the higher elevations of the Andes. The jungle-covered plains of the eastern lowlands are hot and very damp throughout the year, with copious amounts of rain.

The most significant climate variations occur in the Andes, where in general terms, mornings are cold and afternoons warm.

The lower levels of the mountains are tropical and experience heavy precipitation. Somewhat typical of any mountainous country, the higher the altitude, the lower the temperatures fall, and rainfall decreases. In the upper elevations here, the Andes are snow-capped, and temperatures are very cold.

Quito is over (9,200 ft.) in elevation; its highest temperatures are in August and September, where daily highs approach 72° F. The balance of the year high temperatures are generally in the low 60s. The months of June and July are the coldest, with highs in the 40s.

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This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.

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