Ecuador is located in the South America region at latitude -1.831239 and longitude -78.183406 and is part of the South American continent.
The DMS coordinates for the center of the country are:
- 1° 49' 52.46'' S
- 78° 11' 0.26'' W
You can see the location of Ecuador on the world map below:
Ecuador Neighboring Countries
The neighboring countries of Ecuador (EC) are:
- Colombia (CO)
- Peru (PE)
Ecuador borders with the Pacific Ocean.
Ecuador Related Content
Ecuador Key Facts
|Country Codes||Alpha 2: EC|
Alpha 3: ECU
|Country Flag Emoji||🇪🇨|
|Int. Phone Prefix||+593|
|Country Area||283,561 sq km|
World Rank: 66
|Major languages||Spanish (Castilian) 93% (official), Quechua 4.1%, other indigenous 0.7%, foreign 2.2% (2010 est.)|
|UTC/GMT Time||Number of time zones: 2|
|Biggest Airport||Mariscal Sucre International Airport (UIO)|
|Average temperature||21.85 °C|
|Administrative Divisions||24 provinces|
|Political system||Presidential representative democratic republic|
Ecuador Economy Facts
|World Bank Income Group||Upper middle income|
|World Bank Region||Latin America & Caribbean|
|Currency||US Dollar (USD)|
|GDP in 2020||$99.3 (billions of USD)|
World Rank: 63
|GDP per capita in 2020||$5,628|
World Rank: 96
|Major Industries / Economic Sectors||Oil and gas, agriculture, manufacturing, energy|
|Top 5 Import Countries||United States, China, Brazil, Colombia, Peru|
|Top 5 Export Countries||United States, China, Colombia, Peru, Mexico|
Biggest Cities in Ecuador
Here are the largest cities in Ecuador based on 2021 data:
|Guayaquil||2,723,665||Quito||2,011,388||Cuenca||329,928||Santo Domingo de los Colorados||270,875||Machala||231,260||Eloy Alfaro||230,839||Manta||217,553||Portoviejo||206,682||Loja||170,280||Ambato||165,185|
Map of Ecuador with the Largest Cities
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Ecuador Regions Map
Ecuadorian Currency / What is the Currency of Ecuador?
What is the Currency of Ecuador? Ecuador’s currency is the United States Dollar.
Sucre was the currency of Ecuador between 1884 and 2000. The international code is ECS. It is divided into 1 Sucre, 10 Decimos or 100 Centavos. Sucre is a currency issued in the name of Marshal Antonio Jose de Sucre, who liberated the country from Spain in 1822.
The government could not prevent the bad economy of the country. Therefore, the Government decided to change the national currency and the country passed to the United States Dollar in 2000.
Towards the end of the year 2000, the Ecuador economy within the economic crisis contracted about 10 percent within the year. It is inevitable for the government to make such a decision once the worst inflation rate in all South American countries is added
- Coins: 1¢, 5¢, 10¢, $¼, $½ and $1.
- Banknotes: $1, $2, $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100.