Ecuador: Key Information & Facts

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Updated: 2017-03-10.

General points to know about Ecuador – demographics, important ages, phone numbers, key statistics, and more – whether you are traveling there or not.

Capital: Quito

Largest City: Guayaquil

Population: 16.1 million (2015 estimate)

Language(s): Spanish, various regional

President: Rafael Correa

Vice President: Jorge Glas

Currency: US Dollar $ (USD)

Area: 283,560 km2 (109,480 mi2)

Dialing Code: +593

Time Zones:
•   Ecuador Time “ECT” (UTC-5)
•   Galápagos Time “GALT” (UTC-6)
•   DST/Summer Time: N/A

Demonym: Ecuadorian (what’s this?)

EndonymEcuador
(their name for their country)
Emergency Dialing Tel. 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)

Country Code (ISO): EC (also the country’s primary TLD {top-level domain})

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