|Area Total||283,561 sq km|
|Climate||tropical along coast, becoming cooler inland at higher elevations; tropical in Amazonian jungle lowlands|
|Natural Resources||petroleum, fish, timber, hydropower|
|Imports||$19.31 billion (2017 est.) partners: US 22.8%, China 15.4%, Colombia 8.7%, Panama 6.4%, Brazil 4.4%, Peru 4.2% (2017)|
|Exports||Spanish (Castilian) 93% (official), Quechua 4.1%, other indigenous 0.7%, foreign 2.2% note: Quechua and Shuar are official languages of intercultural relations (2010 est.)|
|Population||16.5 million (July 2018 est.)|
|Ethnicity||mestizo (mixed Amerindian and white) 71.9%, Montubio 7.4%, Amerindian 7%, white 6.1%, Afroecuadorian 4.3%, mulatto 1.9%, black 1%, other 0.4% (2010 est.)|
|Language||Spanish (official), Italian, English, German, French, indigenous (Mapudungun, Quechua)|
News about Ecuador
- Renegotiation of the debt with China will seek to extend the term to comply with oil pre-salesby admin on January 25, 2022
More time to comply with the delivery of crude oil to China. The manager of Petroecuador, Italo Cedeño, assured that the Ecuadorian government’s intention is to ask for more time to comply with the oil pre-sales, in the trip that President Guillermo Lasso will lead to the Asian giant. “...
- Naturíssimo received more than 3,000 clients in its first weekend in Miamiby admin on January 25, 2022
Long lines of users were registered in the first weekend of opening of the Naturíssimo store that recently opened in Doral, Miami. In the two days of opening of the premises, as reported by the company, more than 3,000 customers were received, which exceeded all expectations at its start. The inaugu...
- Banana exports fell 2.5% in 2021by admin on January 24, 2022
A bad year for bananas. According to figures from the Association of Banana Exporters of Ecuador (AEBE), the export of boxes of 18.14 kilograms (kg) reached the level of 386 million in 2020, while in 2021 it reached 376 million boxes, that is, a 2.5% drop in banana shipments. Throughout the months o...
- Shrimp exceeded the barrier of $ 5,000 million exported abroadby admin on January 24, 2022
Ecuadorian shrimp exports grew 41 % in all of 2021 compared to the previous year. According to figures from the National Chamber of Aquaculture (CNA), in the twelve months of the year, Ecuador received $5,078 million for shellfish exports. In volume, the shrimp sector also remained on the growth pat...
- “The monthly payment of Income Tax is already equal to a payment of my house”by admin on January 21, 2022
Like a cold-water bath. This is how taxpayers are receiving the amounts that, as of this year, they will have to pay for Income Tax (IR). The projection of expenses that must be presented until the end of this month, which will help the employer to calculate the monthly payments, generates a delayed...
- After two years and eight months, the first production of the Intracampos round arrives from Frontera Energyby admin on January 21, 2022
Two years and eight months after signing the contracts with three companies that won the Intracampos round, Frontera Energy achieved the first important result. The discovery of crude oil in the Jandaya-1 well, which is also the first well operated by Frontera to be drilled in Ecuador. Frontera Ener...
- New well will help increase oil production in Ecuadorby admin on January 20, 2022
The discovery of gas and oil in the prospection of a new well in the Amazon will help Ecuador increase its flagging oil production and exposes the potential of an industry that President Guillermo Lasso intends to duplicate until the end of his term. The well is “the result of the 2019 intra-f...
- What led the judges to convict the policeman Santiago Olmedo? The Prosecutor’s Office indicates that he was shot more than a dozen times, the corporal refutes argumentsby admin on January 20, 2022
The life of Wilson Santiago Olmedo has passed in the last eight years between Guayaquil, Quito, Naranjal, Esmeraldas and Imbabura. In these cities he has served as part of the National Police. He did not work in Riobamba, but on the morning of June 11, 2021, something happened there that changed his...
- Trial hearing begins in Ecuador for Swedish computer scientist friend of Assangeby admin on January 19, 2022
The trial hearing of Swedish computer scientist Ola Bini, a friend of Julian Assange and who is accused of alleged illegal access to computer systems in Ecuador, was set up this Wednesday. “After almost three years, of more than one hundred violations of Ola’s rights, and with the suppor...
- Guillermo Lasso ratifies the ten countries with which Ecuador seeks to sign trade agreements in the next three yearsby admin on January 19, 2022
President Guillermo Lasso confirmed that one of the goals of his government is to sign trade agreements with ten countries located in Asia, Europe and North America, in the next three years. On the morning of this Wednesday, January 19, during the intervention in the virtual panel of the World Econo...
- Galápagos islands volcano erupts spewing lava and clouds of ashby AP in Quito on January 7, 2022
Wolf Volcano, the tallest mountain in the Pacific archipelago, began erupting shortly before midnight on WednesdayThe tallest mountain in the Galápagos islands has erupted, spewing lava down its flanks and clouds of ash over the Pacific Ocean, according to Ecuador’s Geophysical Institute.A cloud of gas and ash from Wolf Volcano rose to 3,793 meters […]
- Latin America urges US to reduce plastic waste exports to regionby Joe Parkin Daniels on December 24, 2021
Study finds exports to region doubled in 2020 with practice predicted to grow as US invests in recycling plantsEnvironmental organisations across Latin America have called on the US to reduce plastic waste exports to the region, after a report found the US had doubled exports to some countries in the region during the first seven months of 2020.The US is […]
- Plans to mine Ecuador forest violate rights of nature, court rulesby Patrick Greenfield on December 2, 2021
Landmark ruling says mining permits issued in Los Cedros protected area breach Ecuador’s constitutionEcuador’s highest court has ruled that plans to mine for copper and gold in a protected cloud forest are unconstitutional and violate the rights of nature.In a landmark ruling, the constitutional court of Ecuador decided that mining permits issued in Los […]
- Frog back from the dead helps fight plans for mine in Ecuadorby Graeme Green on November 23, 2021
Campaigners say if copper mine gets go-ahead in cloud forest, the longnose harlequin, once thought to be extinct, will be threatened againReports of the longnose harlequin frog’s death appear to have been greatly exaggerated – or, at least, premature. The Mark Twain of the frog world is listed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) […]
- We need a new observatory of democracy in the Americas | David Adler and Guillaume Longby David Adler and Guillaume Long on November 15, 2021
The Organization of American States is no longer credible. We need a new body if we are to protect democracyOn 20 October, the US secretary of state, Antony Blinken, traveled to Ecuador to set out a vision for democracy in the Americas. Over the past five years, the hemisphere has suffered an assault on its democratic institutions, as political leaders from […]