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  Ecuador Encyclopedia Article @ FbgArt.com (Fbg Art)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Ecuador, officially the Republic of Ecuador (Spanish: Ecuador or República del Ecuador, IPA [re'puβlika ðel ekwa'ðoɾ]) is a country in northwestern South America, bounded by Colombia on the north, by Peru on the east and south, and by the Pacific Ocean on the west.
Ecuador's mainstream culture is defined by Ecuador's mestizo majority and, like their ancestry, is a mixture of European and Amerindian influences infused with African elements inherited from slave ancestors.
Ecuador's indigenous communities are largely integrated into that mainstream culture to varying degrees, but some may also practise their own autochthonous cultures, particularly the more remote indigenous communities of the Amazon basin.
www.fbgart.com /encyclopedia/Ecuador   (3612 words)

Ecuador, with Colombia and Venezuela, next formed an independent confederacy until 1830, when the union was dissolved and the first Ecuadorian congress met.
Soon after the discovery of the country missionaries began their labour in Ecuador and in 1545 the Bishopric of Quito was erected.
By the close of the seventeenth century Ecuador was well-evangelized, but after the expulsion of the Jesuits in 1767, who on the Napo alone had thirty-three missions with 100,000 inhabitants, the Dominicans were unable to keep up the work and the natives fell back into paganism.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/05278a.htm   (2200 words)

 Ecuador - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Ecuador is bounded on the north by Colombia, on the south and east by Peru, and on the west by the Pacific Ocean.
Ecuador is a multiparty republic, governed under the constitution of 1979, its 18th.
Ecuador again clashed with Peru in a border war in 1995; in 1998 the countries signed an agreement finalizing their borders and giving Ecuador access to the Amazon River.
encyclopedia.infonautics.com /html/E/Ecuador.asp   (2056 words)

 Ecuador travel guide - Wikitravel
Ecuador is a country in Western South America, with a Pacific Ocean coastline, lying on the Equator between Colombia, to the northeast, and Peru, to the south and east.
Ecuador has its own coins, which are approximately the same size and color as U.S. coins up through 50-cent pieces; both they and U.S. coins are used.
Calls within Ecuador are more expensive than domestic calls in most countries, but not unreasonable, except for calls to cell phones, which generate most of their revenue by charging the caller.
wikitravel.org /en/Ecuador   (2817 words)

 Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : Ecuador   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Republic of Ecuador is a country in northwestern South America, bounded by Colombia on the north, by Peru on the east and south, and by the Pacific Ocean on the west.
Oligarchy is often a popular term around election time in a country like Ecuador where the great majority of the wealth is held in the hands of the few ruling class families and president elects often run on the idea that they will empower the people to overthrow this economic and social inequality.
Ecuador is a member of the United Nations (and most of its specialized agencies) and the Organization of American States (OAS) and also is a member of many regional groups, including the Rio Group, the Latin American Economic System, the Latin American Energy Organization, the Latin American Integration Association, and the Andean Pact.
www.hallencyclopedia.com /Ecuador   (3077 words)

 Ecuador Facts : Culture of Ecuador | Travel Tips
The smallest country in the rugged Andean highlands, Ecuador has an array of vibrant indigenous cultures, well-preserved colonial architecture, otherworldly volcanic landscapes and dense rainforest.
Ecuador is a wonderful destination for travelers who are interested in the outdoors and nature-related activities.
Ecuador 's highest peak, the 6310m (20,700ft) Chimborazo, is not for daytrippers - if you're not an experienced climber, stick to the area around the mountain, which is great for less strenuous treks.
www.ecuadorsbest.com   (1005 words)

 Ecuador (06/06)
Ecuador is the world's largest exporter of bananas (about $1.2 billion in 2004) and a major exporter of shrimp ($319.3 million in 2004).
Ecuador is in the final stages of negotiating a free trade agreement with the U.S. Ecuador's investment climate worsened with the April 2006 Hydrocarbons Law, which pursued contract renegotiation with foreign investors in that sector, and the May 2006 forfeiture of Occidental Petroleum assets.
Ecuador and the U.S. agreed in 1999 to a 10-year arrangement whereby U.S. military surveillance aircraft could use the airbase at Manta, Ecuador as a Forward Operating Location to detect drug trafficking flights through the region.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/35761.htm   (3852 words)

Ecuador ‘s exit procedures mandate that minors (under the age of 18) who are citizens or residents of Ecuador and who are traveling alone, with one parent, or with a third party must present a copy of their birth certificate and written authorization from the absent parent(s) or legal guardian.
Ecuador’s frontier regions are largely rural, poor and lack police presence.
The Mission is aware of several cases of American citizen land owners in Ecuador being threatened with physical harm and/or confiscation of their property by individuals claiming rights to the land, and, in at least one case, buildings have been razed.
travel.state.gov /travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1106.html   (4241 words)

 Ecuador World Cup 2006 team Profile from Football.co.uk   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
ecuador were one of the sensations of the last qualifying campaign for the World Cup in 20002 in Korea/Japan.
National coach Suarez is regarded as a hero in ecuador but he refuses to be carried away by this kind of worship and is aiming to better the achievements made iun Korea four years ago.
Above is the ecuador national team photo and badge along with description of their past in the FIFA world cup tournaments.
www.football.co.uk /worldcup/ecuador.shtml   (414 words)

 ecuador map and map of ecuador and information page
Before the great Inca empire began its conquest of this land called Ecuador in 1463, it was populated by a number of indigenous Indian tribes that were often at war with one another.
Although Ecuador marked 25 years of civilian governance in 2004, the period has been marred by political instability, as seven presidents have governed Ecuador since 1996.
Relative Location Ecuador sits directly on the Equator, and subsequently is positioned in the northern, southern and western hemispheres.
www.worldatlas.com /webimage/countrys/samerica/ec.htm   (936 words)

 ESPNsoccernet: Ecuador Team Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Ecuador keeper Cristian Mora dived to his right and got a touch but could only tip the ball on to the post and into the net.
Ecuador coach Luis Fernando Suarez has agreed to stay on in the job with the aim of taking the team to the 2010 World Cup.
Ecuador coach Luis Fernando Suarez hailed his players despite their World Cup exit after giving England a testing time in their 1-0 defeat in Stuttgart.
soccernet.espn.go.com /team?id=209&cc=5901   (341 words)

The flags of Ecuador, Colombia and Venezuela are almost identical because at independence in 1822 they formed a confederation (Gran Colombia).
I´m from Ecuador, and it seems that you got there two versions of the ecuadorian flag, one as the "civilian flag", the other as the "state flag".
In Ecuador the civil flag and civil ensign is without arms, possibly no one cares about private use of flag with Coat of Arms.
flagspot.net /flags/ec.html   (1970 words)

 Vakantie in Ecuador | Avontuurlijk in Zuid Amerika
Ecuador bestaat uit verschillende gedeeltes doordat deze gedeeltes zo verschillend van elkaar zijn is het mogelijk om binnen één land erg veel verschillende landschappen tegen te komen.
Zo vindt je in Ecuador Jungle, Hooggebergtes, Strand en kustvlaktes.
Kortom Ecuador is het ideale vakantieland voor mensen die een stuk van de latijns Amerikaanse cultuur op willen snuiven, van spectaculaire natuur houden en graag en toch veilig op vakantie willen.
www.ecuadorvakantie.nl   (363 words)

 Dorn's Ecuador Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Ecuador lies smack dab on top of the imaginary line we call the Equator.
Ecuador also claims the Galapagos Islands which are some 500 miles off the coast.
There are four major regions to Ecuador; el oriente (the jungle), la sierra (the Andes), la costa (the coast) and the Galapagos Islands.
earth-art.com /ecuador   (330 words)

 Ecuador: History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The first Spanish settlement in Ecuador was established in 1534 at Quito on the site of an important Inca town of the same name.
Ecuador was part of the Viceroyalty of Peru until 1740, when it was transferred to the Viceroyalty of New Granada (together with Colombia and Venezuela).
The economic development associated with the cocoa boom at the end of the nineteenth and the first querter of the twentieth century helped to improve and stabilize the country's administration, despite the frequent turnover in rulers -18 presidents between 1897 and 1934- and 25 presidents between 1934 and 1988.
www.ddg.com /LIS/aurelia/ecuhis.htm   (322 words)

 Travel Ecuador Travel Galapagos Islands Tours and Cruises Islas Galpagos Cruise Ecuador Adventure Travel
Ecuador is one of the most rewarding travel destinations in South America.
Guayaquil is known as "Perla del Pacifico" (Pearl of the Pacific), due to its gateway from the Pacific.
There are innumerable varieties of flora, including many of Ecuador's 4,500 species of orchids, and many plants with medicinal value.
www.ecuador.us   (456 words)

 Ecuador Tourist Board - Visitors Guide - Information
Although the smallest of all the Andean countries, The Republic of Ecuador holds historical, cultural and natural wonders befitting an entire continent.
Ecuador is situated on the equator on the South American continent.
Almost due south of the U.S. state of Florida, Ecuador is about 4-hours by air from Miami.
www.ecuadortouristboard.com   (410 words)

 Ecuador y Islas Galápagos:guía de hoteles-operadoras de turismo, agencias de viajes-mapas-información ...
In unserer Rubrik "This is Ecuador" finden Sie Informationen, Artikel und Tipps aus erster Hand zu Tourismus, Reisen, Kultur und Wirtschaft in Ecuador, alles schön thematisch und regional gegliedert.
Damit Sie sich in Ecuador orientieren, haben wir eine Auswahl von Karten zusammen gestellt und ein Fotoarchiv folgt auch in Kürze.
Ecuador ist in den Tropen gelegen, das Klima variiert vom äquatorial tropischen Regenwetter in den Küsten und Amazonas Regionen bis zum ewigen Schnee auf den hohen Gipfeln der Andenkette.
www.exploringecuador.com /deutsch   (543 words)

 Ecuador World Cup Team Blog Football - FIFA World Cup Football - Germany 2006
Ecuador midfielder Edison Mendez is training with his new club, Nederlander champs PSV Eindhoven.
Ecuador midfielder Edison Mendez leaves no room at PSV Eindhoven for US international DaMarcus Beasley, who is headed for Manchester City.
Ecuador and Wigan midfielder Luis Antonio Valencia will miss a couple of weeks with a thigh injury.
ecuador.worldcupblog.org   (522 words)

 This is Ecuador Travel Guide - Ecuador: Galapagos Islands, Andes, Amazon, Pacific Coast
THIS IS ECUADOR is a complimentary travel guide for tourists planning or already visiting Ecuador, South America.
Ecuador offers tourists exciting adventures and comfort within a one-of-a-kind environment.
Ecuador es un país donde se encuentra belleza e historia, paisajes únicos y mini-ecosistemas por donde quiera.
www.thisisecuador.com   (206 words)

 Ecuador Travel - Ministry of Tourism - Ecuador
The Minister of Tourism, Maria Isabel Salvador presented that unanimously Ecuador was chosen in Dakar, Senegal, like seat of the next meeting of the Executive Council of the OMT, anticipated for March of 2006.
In the meeting of Dakar, Ecuador was re-elected like first Vice-president of the Executive Council the World-wide Organization of Tourism OMT, for period 2006-2007, within the framework of the Sixteenth General Assembly of this organism made in Dakar- Senegal between the 25 and 30 of November.
For it, she considers that there must be an ample commitment between the authorities, companies, sector organisms and citizenship in general.
www.vivecuador.com /html2/eng/home.htm   (623 words)

 EcuadorToursOnline - Ecuador Booking System
Geographically, Ecuador is one of the smallest countries in South America, yet it is one of the most diverse countries in the world.
Although Ecuador is one of the smallest South American countries, it contains 15% of all the bird species in the world.
Ecuador, due to its tourist attractions is being recognized around the world as international cruises stop port.
www.ecuadortoursonline.com   (692 words)

 Ríos Ecuador, Rafting Ecuador, Kayaking Ecuador, South America   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In fact, Ecuador has one of the world's highest concentrations of rivers per square mile.
Whether you are a whitewater rafting enthusiast or a kayaking apasionado, Ecuador is an unrivaled whitewater destination that you should not pass up.
Besides their exceptional whitewater, the rivers of eastern Ecuador also provide an opportunity to experience the incredible Amazon jungle and the rhythm of life of its native inhabitants.
www.riosecuador.com   (202 words)

 Ecuadorian Food & Ecuador Recipes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Ecuador is known for its fabulous exotic fruits, high quality fish and seafood, and the countless varieties of Andean potatoes.
With the mouthwatering exotic fruits of Ecuador come delicious fruit juices, (jugos) including naranjilla (a cross between an orange and a tomato), tree tomato, mora (flberry), guanabana (a luscious thick aromatic sweet white juice), maracuya (passion fruit) and papaya.
In some rural parts of Ecuador, the fermentation process is augmented by human saliva: Chicha makers (typically women) chew the ingredients and spit them back in the pot to brew.
www.ecuadorexplorer.com /html/ecuador_food.html   (2188 words)

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