GDP Official Exchange Rate (OER is more precise at gauging a countries economic power)

(Estimated 2011): $65.9 billion (US$) or (GBP)

GDP (OER) Per Capita (per member of the population estimated 2011): (US$) or (GBP)

GDP Purchasing Power Parity (PPP is good for gauging living conditions and use of resources but not as accurate as OER. This data has been calculated based on the sum value of all goods and services produced in the country valued at prices prevailing in the United States) 

(Estimated 2011): $125.8 billion (US$) or (GBP)

GDP (PPP) Per Capita (per member of the population estimated 2011): $8,300 (US$) or (GBP)

Capital: Quito

Population (Estimated July 2012): 15,223,680

Area: 256,370 km2 or 98,985 mi2

Currency: Dollar (U.S.$)

Official Language: Spanish

Political Information: Unitary Presidential Republic

Official Religion: No Official Religion (approximately 95% of the population are Roman Catholic and 5% have other religious beliefs)

Highest Mountain: Mount Chimborazo at 6,267m or 20,561ft (see Additional info).

Largest River:

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Time Zone (GMT/UTC): -5:00



 Counties/Provinces/States: 24 provinces (provincias, singular - provincia); Azuay, Bolivar, Canar, Carchi, Chimborazo, Cotopaxi, El Oro, Esmeraldas, Galapagos, Guayas, Imbabura, Loja, Los Rios, Manabi, Morona-Santiago, Napo, Orellana, Pastaza, Pichincha, Santa Elena, Santo Domingo de los Tsachilas, Sucumbios, Tungurahua, Zamora-Chinchipe


Leaders: President is Rafael Correa with Lenin Moreno as Vice President.


Additional: Independence from Spain was recognised on the 16th of February 1830.

 The peak of Ecuador’s highest mountain, Mount Chimborazo, is the furthest distance from the centre of the Earth. Mount Everest is the highest mountain above sea level but due to the Earth’s bulge at the Equator Mount Chimborazo is the closest point to space.

The Galapagos Islands made famous by Charles Darwin are also part of the Republic of Ecuador.


Sources: CIA World Fact Book, Encyclopaedia Britannica,

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