Ecuador - MEDLIFE

ABOUT Ecuador

volunteer in peru from usaEcuador is a country straddling the equator on South America’s west coast. Its diverse landscape encompasses Amazon jungle, Andean highlands and the wildlife-rich Galápagos Islands. In the Andean foothills at an elevation of 2,850m, Quito, the capital, is known for its largely intact Spanish colonial center, with decorated 16th- and 17th-century palaces and religious sites, like the ornate Compañía de Jesús Church.

Ecuador At A Glance

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Ecuador is located in the western corner at the top of the South American continent. Ecuador is named after the Equator, the imaginary line around the Earth that splits the country in two. Most of the country is in the Southern Hemisphere.

The Galápagos Islands, 596 miles (960 kilometers) west of the mainland of Ecuador are part of Ecuador and are home to unique reptiles, birds, and plants. The Costa, or coastal plain region is where many of the world’s bananas are grown. The Sierra is also made up of farmland. The Oriente is east of the Andes and is rich in oil.

Official Name: Republic of Ecuador
Form of Government: Republic
Capital: Quito
Population: 16,498,502
Area: 109,483 square miles (283,560 square kilometers)
Official Languages: Spanish, Quechua
Money: U.S. dollar

MEDLIFE’s Impact in Ecuador

Where We Work In Ecuador

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