Sincholagua's Peak, by Tom Smallwood.
borders the Pacific Ocean at the equator, with Colombia to the
North and Peru to the South. Land area totals 276,840 sq km,
including the Galapagos Islands. Coastal climate is tropical
while inland mountainous regions can be inhospitable. The Ecuadorean
Andes are home to Cotopaxi, the highest active volcano in the world.
type is a Republic, with President Gustavo Noboa Bejarano,
Vice President Pedro Pinto Rubianes, their cabinet and
the National Congress residing in the capital city Quito.
is 12.9 million with a 2.2% rate of natural increase.
is officially Spanish, spoken by the majority of the population.
Also, over 2 million speak Native American languages, most
benefits from substantial natural resources, including oil and
agricultural products. However, growth can be inconsistent
with fluctuation in world market prices. GDP per capita is
US$2,900 with 50% of the population living below the poverty line.
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