Introduction

Summary

Independent South American republic on the Pacific Ocean. Bounded on the north by Colombia, on the east and south by Peru, and on the west by the Pacific Ocean. Member of the Asociacion Latinamericana de Intergracion (ALADI) and the Andean Pact.

Cities

Capital: Quito

Principal Ports

Guayaquil

Population

16.8 million

International Country Code

EC

Language(s)

Spanish (official), Amerindian languages (especially Quechua).

Weights and Measures

Metric system

Electricity Supply

110V, 60Hz

International Direct Dialling Code

00 593

Time

5 hours behind GMT.

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