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God, Homeland And Liberty



Population: 15,007,343 (2011)
Land Area: 283,560 sq km
Natural Resources: Petroleum, fish, timber, hydropower
Capital: Quito
Political System: Republic
State Leader: Rafael Correa Delgado (2007)
Languages: Spanish, Amerindian languages
Currency: US Dollar (USD)
Major Religions: Roman Catholic 95%, Other 5%
Major Ethnicities: Mestizo 65%, Amerindian 25%, Spanish And Other 7%, Africain 3%
Life Expectancy: 75.73 years (2011)


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 56.5 billion (2010)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 115.3 billion (2010)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 8,000 (2010)
GDP Growth Rate: 8.9% (2010)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 6.4%, Industry 35.9%, Services 57.7% (2010)
Labour Force By Occupation: Agriculture 8.3%, Industry 21.2%, Services 70.1% (2005)
Industries: Petroleum, food processing, textiles, wood products, chemicals
Agriculture Products: Bananas, coffee, cocoa, rice, potatoes, manioc, plantains, sugarcane, cattle, sheep, pigs, beef, pork, dairy products; balsa wood; fish, shrimp
Human Development Index: 0.720 (83rd)
Tourism Revenue: 369 million (2004)
Unemployment Rate: 5% (2010)

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Army Size: 46 500 (2004)
Budget: 2.8% of GDP (2006)

Current Situation


Ecuador is located in South America, it is bordered by Colombia and Peru. Ecuador natural resources include petroleum, timber and gold, it also has many types of agricultural products. Ecuador has decided not to make interest payments on global bonds and stop working with the World Bank and International Monetary Fund. The impact of these decisions remains to be seen.

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CIA World Factbook: Ecuador
The Economist: The World In 2010
Wikipedia: Ecuador

Updated on: December 15, 2011