Republic of Ecuador • República del Ecuador • Ikwayur Runaq Imayka
Ecuador also includes the Galápagos Islands in the Pacific, about 1,000 km (620 mi) west of the mainland. Ecuador gets its name from the equator, which it straddles.
Quito is the capital and largest city.
Ecuador Travel Information & Key Points
General points to know about the country of Ecuador – demographics, important ages, phone numbers, key statistics, and more, whether you’re traveling there or not.
Largest City: Guayaquil
Population: 17.4 million (2020 estimate)
Language(s): Spanish, Quechua, various regional
President: Lenín Moreno
Vice President: Otto Sonnenholzner
Currency: US Dollar $ (USD)
Area: 283,560 km2 (109,480 mi2)
Dialing Code: +593
• Ecuador Time “ECT” (UTC-5)
• Galápagos Time “GALT” (UTC-6)
Demonym: Ecuadorian (what is a demonym?)
Endonym: Ecuador (their name for their country)
Emergency Number: 101 (general number for police, fire, etc.), 131 (ambulance)
Drinking Age: 18
Smoking Age: None (18 to purchase)
Age of Consent: 14-18
Drives on the: Right
Electricity & Adapter: 120 V, 60 Hz, Plug Types A / B (define)
ISO Country Code: EC