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Ecuador

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Currency:
The type of currency Ecuador uses is US Dollars. They accepted this type of currency as the national currency of Ecuador on January 2000, thereby replacing Sucre, the initial Ecuador Currency. It was nationally adopted in Ecuador from September, 2000.
Greetings:
When people greet a friend or an official in Ecuador, they usually give a good handshake. Women often greet other women with a kiss on the cheek; men will also kiss women on the cheek, especially if they are good friends or family.
Ecuador:
Language:
The predominant and official language of Ecuador is Spanish, in addition to to Quechua and other pre-colonial American languages. There are 2,300,000 speakers of American Indian languages (Adelaar 1991). Enthnologue lists 22 languages of Ecuador.

Population:
Ecuador ended 2013 with a population of 15,737,878 people which represents an increase of 245,614 people compared to 2012. The female population is greater with, 7,869,510 women, representing 50.00% of the total compared to 786,868,368 or 49.99%.
President:
The President of Ecuador is Rafael Correa. He was also the Chief of Government. President Rafael Correa's full name is Rafael Vicente Correa Delagado. He was the former president of the Union of South American Nations.
Ecuador

Climate:
Due to the various elevation of the land, Ecuador experiences a difference in climate between the coast and inland areas. The coast and the lowlands feature a lot of jungle and enjoy a tropical climate, whereas the higher inland elevations have a cooler climate.
Literacy Rate:
Literacy rate means someone over the age of 15 who can read and write. The total population is 91.6% who can read and write. Males have a 93.1% literacy rate; females have a 90.2% literacy rate.
The country of Ecuador is in South America; its capital is Quito.
Hannah Ochinegro Spanish II
Block 2 12/5/14

Geography:
The geography of Ecuador is quite diverse for a country that only covers a total of 283,560 square kilometers- of which 6,720 square kilometers is made up of water. Ecuador can be divided into three types of terrain namely: the Sierra, which is the central highlands, the Jungles of the Oriente and the Coastal Plains, which are known as the Costa. The name Ecuador might suggest, the country is located on the equator.
The Sierra:
The highland region consist of Cordillera Central Range and the Cordillera Occidental Range.
Cordillera Occidental Range
Cordillera Central Range

Jungles of the Oriente:
The tropical Amazonian areas receive approximately 500 centimeters of rainfall a tear that enables the forest vegetation to thrive and remain dense.
Coastal Plains:
The coastal region has extremely fertile plains, basins, and breath taking valleys. Coastal lowlands are relatively flat and run into the rain forests.
Flag of Ecuador:
Products made in Ecuador:
Ecuador is known for produce. They grow bananas, palm hearts, asparagus, broccoli, fruits, and cocoa. Ecuador also makes coffee which is known as Ecuadorian coffee. Ecuadorians produce canned vegetables as well. They are best known for their bananas. Ecuador is the world's premier exporter of bananas which are available all year due to the 0.00 Latitude that the country sits on therefore enjoying all year round tropical climates.
Palm Hearts
Ecuadorian coffee
Ecuadorian Bananas
Vacation Itinerary:
Straddle the Equator in Quito
Shop at Otavalo Market
Explore the Amazon Jungle
Learn to Surf in Montanita
Cruise the Galapagos Islands
Walk Cuenca's Historic City Center:
Flight Information:
I will be leaving on January 16th, 2015 and stay there for 19 days. I will be going on this trip by myself.

The price for a round-trip to Ecuador:
$920.07
Days of my trip:
January 16th, 2015- February 4th, 2015
The times I leave:
8:00 A.M.-9:39 P.M. (1 stop)
7:05 A.M. - 7:25 P.M (1 stop)
Duration of Flights:
Arrive: 13 hours and 39 minutes with a lay over in Miami
Departure: 12 hours and 16 minutes with a lay over in Miami
Military/U.S. Times:
8:00 A.M. -21:39 P.M.
7:05 A.M. - 19:25 P.M.

Weather:
Hotel Information:
Quito Old Town:
Intinan Museum:
Parque El Ejido:
Ecuador:
Famous Person:
A famous person from Ecuador is Mike Judge. He directed Beavis and Butt-head. Mike Judge is an American actor, animator, writer, producer, director, comedian, musician, and cartoonist. He was born in Ecuador and moved to the Untied States.
This is a postage stamp from Ecuador. It is important because Ecuadorians use these stamps to mail things. It relates to the country by having the country on the stamp.
Postcard from Ecuador:
An Animal Native to Ecuador:
In this picture, it shows a Galapagos Tortoise. They are important to the country because they are an endangered species. These creatures are related to Ecuador because they live right off of the country in the Galapagos Islands.
Get Wet and Wild in Banos:
This is a picture of an actual postcard from Ecuador. It relates to Ecuador by showing an animal that lives in the jungle that is native to Ecuador.
The history behind the Ecuadorian flag is to represent it's independence in 1822. Venezuela, Colombia, and Ecuador flags are very similar. When those countries got their independence, they formed a federation called The Gran Colombia. The yellow on the flag represents the Sun and the Gold of their ancestors. It is also a symbol of generosity. The blue on the flag represents the Sky and the Sea of the country. It also represents the independence from Spain and its conquerors. The red on the flag is to represent the Blood that their patriots and heroes gave for their independence. It represents the hardiness, bravery, strength and valor.
Cruise the Galapagos Island
Straddle the Equator at Quito
Shop at Otavalo Market
Explore the Amazon Jungle
-Animal Identification
-Walk Adventure Trails
Learn to Surf in Montanita
-Walk the beach
-Swim
Get Wet and Wild in Banos
-hot springs
-waterfall tours
- bridge swings
-mountain biking
- paragliding
-whitewater rafting
-canyoning
-climbing nearby Tungurahua Volcano
Walk Cuenca's Historic City Center
-Church

In this particular museum, it is located close to the Equator Monument. This on site museum features interactive exhibits on the Incas determined the middle of the earth. There are also interesting science experiments such as balancing an egg on a nail and the affects of the Coriolis force on the earth.
Spanish Sentence: Personas toman un montón de fotos en el museo.

This historic district was the first city named a NESCO World Heritage Site and is noted for its narrow streets, Spanish colonial architecture, and historic attractions.
Spanish Sentence: La ciudad es antigua e interesante.
This park is a popular recreational area that offers a game park, volleyball court, slides and jungle gyms for children. There is also a weekend market for various handicrafts from the Ecuadorian mountains.
Spanish Sentence: La gente se divierte en el parque.
12/5/14 Friday: Thunderstorms 62 degrees
-Que va a llover mucho.
12/6/14 Saturday: Thunderstorms 66 degrees
-Será de tormentas.
12/7/14 Sunday: Thunderstorms 64 degrees
- Que va a llover mucho.
12/8/14 Monday: Thunderstorms 65 degrees
-Será de tormentas.
12/9/14 Tuesday: Thunderstorms 66 degrees
-Que va a llover mucho.
12/10/14 Wednesday: Thunderstorms 65 degrees
-Será de tormentas
12/11/14 Thursday: Thunderstorms 65 degrees
-Que va a llover mucho.
12/12/14 Friday: Thunderstorms 63 degrees
-Será de tormentas
12/13/14 Saturday: Thunderstorms 64 degrees
-Que va a llover mucho.
Nu House Boutique Hotel in Quito:
Room type: Nu Standard Room
Rate: Best Available WiFi and Breakfast Check-in: Fri, 16 Jan 2015
Check-out: Wed, 4 Feb 2015
# of Nights: 19
Rooms: 1
Room Subtotal: $2,875.02
The hotel supplies restaurants and fun entertaining activities for tourists.
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