Topics: Ecuador, South America, Indigenous peoples of the Americas Pages: 2 (561 words) Published: January 22, 2013
Alanna Whitman
Spanish 1 Period 6th
January 21 2013

Ecuador is very small compared to the U.S. it is 714 km or 444 miles North to South. Ecuador is about the size of Nevada in the United States. Ecuador is in the northwest part of South America fronting on the Pacific. To the north is Colombia and to the east and south is Peru. Two high and parallel ranges of the Andes, the country from north to south, are topped by tall volcanic peaks. The highest is Chimborazo at 20,577 ft. The rivers of Ecuador are an important part of the nation's geography and economy. The two main water systems are the Esmeralds River in the North and the Guayas in the South Esmeralds. Therere only 3 lakes in the Country Ecuador. First lake is Black Lakes of Jumbura. The name "Black Lakes" comes from the colour of the volcanic stone that forms the lakebeds. Second lake is Cuicocha Lake. It is crater lake with the length of 3km. and Yahuarcoacha Lake also known as the Autódromo José Tobar Tobar, is a motorsport circuit located in Ibarra, Ecuador. The country does a have a rainforrest coverring 12,000,000 H of the country. They are also a lot of little animals in Ecuador like mammals reptiles, and birds like the condor bird, squirrel monkey, Llamas, wild guinea pigs, Macaw, toucan, Capygara, electric eel, pirana, jaguar, poison arrow frog, and black caiman(kinda like a crocodile). a really awesome animal is the pink river dolphin. Most Ecuadorians speak Spanish, though many speak Amerindian languages such as Kichwa. Other Amerindian languages spoken in Ecuador include Awapit spoken by the Awá, A'ingae spoken by the Cofan, Shuar Chicham spoken by the Shuar, Achuar-Shiwiar spoken by the Achuar and the Shiwiar, Cha'palaachi spoken by the Chachi, Tsa'fiki spoken by the Tsáchila, Paicoca spoken by the Siona and Secoya, and Wao Tededeo spoken by the Waorani. The population of Ecuador is 15,007,343. Ecuador is not only home to a rich biological diversity but also has a very...
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