U-17 WORLD CUP 2015 - Pressure to win nothing new to African sides

Four nations will represent Africa at the Fifa Under-17 World Cup finals in Chile.

19 Oct 2015
2014 WORLD CUP - DAY 14 - GROUP E - Ecuador vs France 0:0

Ecuador vs France 0:0

25 Jun 2014
2014 WORLD CUP - DAY 09 - GROUP E - Honduras vs Ecuador 1:2

Honduras vs Ecuador 1:2

20 Jun 2014
2014 WORLD CUP - DAY 04 - GROUP E - Switzerland vs Ecuador 2:1

Switzerland vs Ecuador 2:1

15 Jun 2014

‪Ecuador‬
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 5/2014


Ecuador, officially the Republic of Ecuador, which literally translates as "Republic of the Equator", is a representative democratic republic in northwestern South America, bordered by Colombia on the north, Peru on the east and south, and the Pacific Ocean to the west.

Ecuador also includes the Galápagos Islands in the Pacific, about 1,000 kilometres (620 mi) west of the mainland, which borders Costa Rica's Cocos Island.

The main spoken language in Ecuador is Spanish (94% of the population). Languages of official use in native communities include Quichua, Shuar, and eleven other languages. Ecuador has a land area of 283,520 km2. 

Its capital city is Quito, which was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in the 1970s for having the best preserved and least altered historic center in Latin America. 

The country's largest city is Guayaquil. The historic center of Cuenca, the third-largest city in the country in size and economically, was also declared a World Heritage Site in 1999 as an outstanding example of a planned, inland Spanish-style colonial city in the Americas.

Ecuador is home to a great variety of species, many of them endemic, such as those of the Galápagos Islands. This species diversity makes Ecuador one of the seventeen megadiverse countries in the world, it is considered the most biodiverse country in the world per unit area. 

The new constitution of 2008 is the first in the world to recognize legally enforceable Rights of Nature, or ecosystem rights.

Ecuador is a presidential republic. It became independent in 1830 after having been part of the Spanish colonial empire and, for a much shorter time, of the republic of Gran Colombia. It is a medium-income country with an HDI score of 0.720 (2011).

 

Republic of Ecuador


Motto: 
"Dios, patria y libertad" (Spanish)
"Pro Deo, Patria et Libertate" (Latin)
"God, homeland and freedom"

Anthem: 
Salve, Oh Patria  (Spanish)
Hail, Oh Homeland

Capital: 
Quito (00°9′S 78°21′W)
Largest city: 
Guayaquil

Official languages: Spanish

Recognised regional languages:
 Kichwa (Quichua)
• Shuar 
 & others "are in official use for indigenous peoples"

Ethnic groups: 
• 71.9% Mestizo
•  7.4% Montubio
•  7.2% Afroecuadorian
•  7% Amerindian
•  6.1% White
•  0.4% others

Demonym:
•  Ecuadorian

Government:
Unitary presidential constitutional republic

•  President
•  Vice President

Legislature: National Assembly

Independence

Declared:
August 10, 1809 

from Spain:
May 24, 1822 

from Gran Colombia:
May 13, 1830 

Recognized:
February 16, 1830

Current constitution:
September 28, 2008 

Area
• Total: 283,560a km2 (75th) 109,484 sq mi
• Water (%): 5

Population: 2011 estimate 15,223,680 (65th) - 2010 census 14,483,499
Density: 58.95/km2 (151st) 152.69/sq mi

GDP (PPP): 2012 estimate
• Total: $153.239 billion
• Per capita: $10,055

Currency: 
United States dollar(USD)

Time zone:
ECT / GALT (UTC−5 / −6)

Drives on the right
Calling code: +593
ISO 3166 code: EC
Internet TLD: .ec