Country Profile Ecuador

Jun 21, 2012 by Patricia Maroday

Country Profile EcuadorWhat is now Ecuador formed part of the northern Inca Empire until the Spanish conquest in 1533. Quito became a seat of Spanish colonial government in 1563 and part of the Viceroyalty of New Granada in 1717.

Capital: Quito    
Population: 14,573,101 (July 2009 est.)
Currency: USD                                      
Language: Spanish (official), Amerindian languages (especially Quechua)
Time zone: UTC-5
Government: Republic
Chief of State: President Rafael CORREA Delgado

  • Country Dialing Code: +593
  • Emergency numbers: 101 to contact the police    911 if you are in the capital of Quito
  • Voltage: 120V
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