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Zip Facts about Ecuador:

  • Ecuador was inhabited by Native Americans before the Incas settled, and conquered by Spain in 1533
  • The Galapagos Islands, the first National Park of Ecuador, became part of Ecuador in 1832 and is home to many unique endangered subspecies such as the giant tortoises. In June 2012, Lonesome George, the sole surviving Pinta Island tortoise, died and was preserved for posterity
  • Only two countries in South America do not share a border with Brazil, Ecuador and Chile
  • Most of the world’s bananas come from Ecuador. Ecuador grows many of the Dutch roses that are exported
  • Traditionally, Ecuadorians burn the old year “ano viejo”, by making and burning a puppet which represents all of the bad things of the past year

Ecuador araceli-gilbertAraceli Gilbert (1913-1993)

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