Is Ecuador divided into states?

Which country is closest to Ecuador?

About Ecuador

Ecuador is a republic in northwestern South America, bordered by the Pacific Ocean in west, by Colombia in north and by Peru in south east and south and it shares maritime borders with Costa Rica.

What are the poorest cities in Ecuador?

Esmeraldas is one of the poorest regions of Ecuador

Esmeraldas is a coastal city in the far north-west of Ecuador, near the Colombian border. It has a population of around 158,000. Most people live off agriculture, but tourism is also an important source of income.

What food is eaten in Ecuador?

Ecuador Food and Drink

  • Cuy: Roast guinea pig.
  • Locro: Soup of potatoes, corn, cheese and avocado.
  • Empanadas: Corn pasties stuffed with meat, cheese or vegetables.
  • Llapingachos: Cheesy potato cakes.
  • Seco de chivo: Goat stew usually served on special occasions.
  • Ceviche: Raw seafood ‘cooked’ in lime and chilli.

Is Ecuador a First World country?

In summary, Ecuador is a third-world country. It meets the standards that are currently used to describe third-world countries. The country has high rates of poverty, a high infant mortality rate, poor prison conditions, and poor education levels.

What is Ecuador’s largest city?

Guayaquil, in full Santiago de Guayaquil, largest city and chief port of Ecuador.

Is Ecuador a safe country?

The short answer is YES, Ecuador is safe, as long as you take proper care. Ecuador is as safe as most other developing countries, and cities like Quito to be as safe as most major cities in the world, but with the general proviso that you should always travel with care and common sense, and be streetwise.

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What is Ecuador’s national bird?

The Andean Condor has the honor of being the national bird of several South American countries including Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, and Ecuador.