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Official NameThe Republic of Ecuador
Country Meaning(The Equator)
MottoGod, homeland, and freedom (Official)
AnthemSalve, Oh Patria (We Salute You, Our Homeland)
Population17,750,784 (0.23% of the world)
LanguagesSpanish (Castilian) 93% (official), Quechua 4.1%, other indigenous 0.7%, foreign 2.2% (2010 est.)
Alpha Code »EC / ECU
Internet Domain
Currency Symbol United States dollar ($ USD)
Central Bank »Central Bank of Ecuador
Calling Codes+593
Area Total Area: 276,841 km2 (106,889 sq mi)
Land: 256,369 km2 (98,985 sq mi)
Water: 6,720 km2 (2,590 sq mi)
ContinentSouth America
RegionSouth America Latin America and the Caribbean
Lat/Long-1.8312390, -78.1834060
Timezone2 timezone(s)