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Ecuador

All about Ecuador
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Kayla Anthony

on 5 October 2012

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Ecuador The name "Ecuador" comes from the Equator, because it passes through the middle of Ecuador. The main religion is Catholic.. Ecuador's main
language is spanish. Currently, the main coin
is the American dollar. Flower: Rose or White Nun Orchid
Bird: Andean Condor Ecuador's
Symbols They changed it because with the original coin, when they bought items from the United States, to get one American dollar, you had to pay 25 Sucres. They kept changing the value of it,and eventually one dollar was more than two THOUSAND Sucres! Money got very confusing, and, finally, the people changed the money to the American dollar. Thanks for watching!!!! Resources NationalGeographic.com

Erica Anthony (my Mom)

My Thoughtful Thoughts (mixed with my Mom's)

A book on Ecuador (Insight Guides Ecuador by Hans Hofer)

http://www.worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/samerica/ecuador/ectimeln.htm Galapagos The Wildlife The Galapagos is home for as many
as 307 species of plants recorded on the Galapagos! The Galapagos is also
home to many endangered species of animals, Ecuador is the main source of the world's bananas. This is the mark of the
Equator. It's call "La Mitad
del Mundo", which means "the
middle of the Earth" This is the Ecuadorian National Anthem. This is a timeline!

1500's - 1800's
(1532) Pizarro expedition discovered Ecuador
(1535) Galapagos Islands discovered by Bishop Tomas de Berlanga
(1810) King of Spain overthrown by Napoleon
(1820) Coastal Ecuador declared independence from Spain
(1822) Battle of Pichincha ended Spanish rule; Ecuador became part of independent Gran Columbia
(1830) Ecuador left Gran Columbia, became fully independent

1900's
(1941) Peru and Ecuador went to war over border conflict
(1945) Peru, Paraguay, Chile, Ecuador joined United Nations
(1948) Growth of banana trade brought prosperity
(1952) US signed military aid pact
(1959) Ecuador turned 97% of the Galapagos Islands into national park
(1963) Ecuador under military rule
(1970) Oil exporting became major economic factor
(1979) New constitution restored democracy
(1995) War with Peru over 1941 border dispute
(1998) Special law passed to protect Galapagos Islands; peace treaty signed with Peru ended 50-year dispute over Amazon region
(1999) Ecuador economy in financial crisis; US dollar became official currency

2000's
(2001) Luis Maldonado, sworn in as minister social welfare, first Indian to hold cabinet post
(2002) Indigenous people protested oil production; Lucio Gutierrez elected president
(2003) Anti-drug agents seized three tons of cocaine
(2004) Columbia, Ecuador, Peru opened negotiations for free trade accord with US
(2005) New Supreme Court sworn in
(2006) Nationwide protest over proposed free trade agreement with US; Rafael Correa won presidential election
(2007) President Correa decided not to re-new 1993 bilateral investment treaty with US
(2008) Ecuador renewed low-level diplomatic relations with Columbia
(2009) President Correa won second term; government refused to extend US military’s use of air base for drug surveillance flights google images

http://www.pro-ecuador.com/healthy-living.html Ecuador has many geographic features for such a small country. Mountains! V alleys! Beaches! Volcanoes! Volcanoes! Volcanoes! The secondary language is Quichua. Ecuador's Resources In 1970, oil became an important resource for the economy. This is some of the plant life.
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