Ecuador Facts for Kids

A Picture of the Flag of Ecuador
  • Country Name: Ecuador
  • Continent: South America
  • Primary Language: Spanish
  • Population: 17,300,000 (2018 estimate)
  • Currency: United States dollar (USD)
  • GDP: 108.398 billion (2018, World Bank)

26 Ecuador Facts for Kids

  1. Ecuador is a country on the continent of South America.
  2. The official name for Ecuador is the Republic of Ecuador.
  3. A native or resident of Ecuador is called Ecuadorian.
  4. The primary language of Ecuador is Spanish.
  5. The capital city of Ecuador is Quito.
  6. The population of Ecuador was 17,300,000 based on 2018 estimates.
  7. According to estimates by the United Nations in 2019, Ecuador was the 67th most populated country in the world.
  8. The national currency of Ecuador is the United States dollar (USD).
  9. In 2018, the World Bank estimated the GDP of Ecuador was 108.398 billion USD.
  10. According to estimates by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Ecuador was 66th on the list of countries with the highest GDP (PPP) in 2019.
  11. The country of Ecuador covers 109,483 square miles.
  12. Ecuador is the 75th largest country by square miles.
  13. The largest city in Ecuador is Quito.
  14. Quito in Ecuador is the second-highest capital city in the world at an elevation of 9,350 feet.
  15. The highest point in Ecuador is the summit of Chimborazo at 20,549 feet.
  16. The longest river in Ecuador is the Napo River at 700 miles long.
  17. The largest lake in Ecuador is Cuicocha Lake.
  18. The Cuicocha Lake in Ecuador is a crater lake that formed 3,100 years ago at the bottom of Cotacachi Volcano.
  19. The government of Ecuador is a unitary presidential constitutional republic.
  20. The country of Ecuador is divided into 24 provinces.
  21. Drivers in Ecuador drive on the right side of the road.
  22. The country calling code for Ecuador is +593.
  23. The ISO 3166 code for Ecuador is EC.
  24. The national anthem of Ecuador is called “¡Salve, Oh Patria!” or “We Salute You, Our Homeland” in English.
  25. The motto of Ecuador is “Dios, patria y libertad” or “God, homeland and freedom” in English.
  26. According to a 2010 census by Ecuador, 84.4% of the population is Christian.

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