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Mrs. Rowden

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Transcript of ECUADOR



otras lenguas indígenas
las tapices
Tapices are woven wall hangings and rugs made from the wool of sheep or alpaca. You will find these multicolored wall hangings in stores and
outdoor markets. The art of weaving is practiced throughout the Americas. Cloaks woven
with feathers of rare birds were used
by the Aztecs and the Incas.
comidas típicas
gente famosa
Oswaldo Guayasamín {pintor}
Jefferson Pérez {atleta}
Carlota Jaramillo {cantante}
los Otavalos
Many tourists visit the town of Otavalo for its Saturday markt to find woven sweaters, rugs, and other handmade items. The Otavalos, an indigenous group from Ecuador, have practiced weaving for centuries and are famous world-wide for their textiles. Common designs include landscapes, animals, and geometric patterns. The Otavalos take pride in their heritage and have achieved economic success selling their work both locally and internationally.
área: 109.483 millas cuadradas

altura: 8.775 pies
población: 14.483.500 personas
(2010 census)

much of Ecuador's population is of indigenous decent
el mercado en Otovalo
The city of Otovalo comes alive with locals and tourists on Saturdays for market day. This is how the town and market area looks the rest of the week. Is this how you imagined Ecuador?
{soup made with corn, beans, and potatoes}

{braised pork dish cooked slowly in orange juice
with onion, shallot, garlic and cumin}

{fried potato cakes that are usually
served with a peanut sauce}
Ecuador straddles the equator from which it takes its name. One of the most geographically varied countries in the world, Ecuador is divided into three distinct regions. These are the coastal lowlands in the west, the volcanic highlands in the center of the country, and the rain forests in the east.

A fourth region, the Galápagos Islands, is a group of volcanic islands located in the Pacific about 600 miles west of the mainland. Many people travel to the islands to get a close-up look at their unique marine iguanas, giant tortoises, and colonies of seals.
70˚ de día
54˚ de noche
Quito, the capital of Ecuador, is located in an Andean valley. It is the second highest capital in the world (after La Paz, Bolivia). Because of its proximity to the equator, less than 20 miles away, it enjoys a mild spring-like climate all year round. Quito has a unique combination of modern and colonial architecture. This, together with its wonderful climate, makes it one of the most appealing and beautiful cities in South America.
Quito is surrounded by mountains and volcanoes. The historic part of the city has colonial buildings with whitewashed walls and red-tiled roofs. The new areas of the city have many modern buildings.
La Casa de Sucre was once the home of independence leader Mariscal Antonio José de Sucre. He led the revolutionary forces of Ecuador on Mt. Pichincha in 1822. The anniversary of this battle is May 24, a national holiday. The Casa de Sucre houses items from Quito's colonial and independence periods.
mitad del mundo
La Mitad del Mundo (Middle of the World) is a monument built where the equator was measured. It is located a half-hour north of Quito. Ecuador's name comes from the fact that the equator (el ecuador) runs through it.
The Mitad del Mundo Monument

Unfortunately, the location of this landmark was calculated incorrectly; it is actually a tenth of a mile off the true location of the equator.
There are many experiments that can be performed on/near the equatorial line, such as how water drains from a sink and balancing an egg on a nail, and walking on the equator with your eyes closed. Watch two of them here:
Señora Rowden, atop Volcán Pichincha with Quito in the background
Since 2000, the official currency of Ecador is the US dollar. Ecuadorians use the same bills and coins as us with the addition of a few coins (same values) that feature famous Ecuadorians.
Atahualpa (1500-1533), son of the Incan king Huanya-Capac and grandson of Duchicela, king of Quito, is considered the first great Ecuadorian. He was heir to the kingdom of Quito and became leader of the Incan empire. Atahualpa was the last Inca ruler. He was imprisoned and executed by Francisco Pizarro.
El rondador, also known as a flauta de pan (pan flute), is a single-row panpipe that has been used for more than 2000 years. It is made of cane or bamboo pieces of different widths and lengths. Each produces a distinct musical note.
Listen to "El Condor Pasa" which features el rondador and the indigenous Quechua language as you finish the rest of the Prezi:
Travel in the countryside of Ecuador, and you're likely to be offered cuy, a traditional and staple Andean entree. Cuy, is a guinea pig. The taste is compared to rabbit. They are called cuy for the sound they make "cuy, cuy".
Señora Rowden trying cuy for the first time.
las papas
Papas, a staple of the Ecuadorian diet, have been cultivated in the Andes since before the time of the Incas. This New World food was introduced by Spain to the European diet. Potatoes are used in
The Ecuadorian national football plays official home matches at Estadio Olímpico Atahualpa (named for the first great Ecuadorian) in Quito.

Ecuador has qualified for three FIFA World Cups {2002, 2006, 2014}. Their best performance came in 2006 when they advanced to the Round of 16, eventually eliminated by England. They are one of two countries in South America not to have won the Copa América
(the other is Venezuela).
Señora Rowden at World Cup selectional game.

Ecuadorian flag bought out for the national anthem.
Señora Rowden at the true equatorial line - one foot in each hemisphere
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