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Ecuador is a republic in South America located on the equator, hence its name. It is bordered by Colombia on the north, Peru on the east and south, and by the Pacific Ocean to the west. Like Chile, it is one of only two countries in South America that do not border Brazil. Ecuador also includes the famous Galápagos Islands that lie 620 miles west in the Pacific Ocean. Despite its small size, Ecuador is known for having an incredible diversity of animal species which makes it a popular ecotourism destination.

Population: 14,306,876
Capital: Quito (pop. 2,100,000)
Largest City: Guayaquil (pop. 3,300.000)
Area: 283,561 sq mi
Highest Point: Mt. Chimborazo - 20,565 ft
Lowest Point: Pacific Ocean - sea level
Time Zone: UTC-5, -6
Monetary Unit: U.S. Dollar
National Flower: Rose
National Tree: Cinchona
National Bird: Andean Condor

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Puerto Lopez, Ecuador Travel Guide
Puerto Lopez, Ecuador Travel Guide
Puerto Lopez is a small fishing village located on the southern Pacific coast of Ecuador. In addition to fishing, the town also subsists on tourism, specifically whale watching and other ecotourism adventure. One of the largest draws is nearby Machalilla National Park, popular for jungle tours and archaelogical sites.

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