to its location and unique geographical features, Ecuador is home
to varied landscapes with infinite soil types, ecosystems, and microclimates.
In this tiny nations 22 provinces divided into 4 basic
regions - youll find tropical islands, towering snowcapped peaks,
extensive paramos, sandy beaches, and simmering jungle.
geographical diversity of Ecuador means that there are a number of
different climates and microclimates in the countrys four regions.
Temperatures vary according to elevation and the location of the cities
and towns. Photograph by A.T.
Ecuador is one of the richest countries on the planet. The amazing
biodiversity throughout the nation's various regions means that there
are thousands of unique species of flora and fauna in Ecuador. Photo
in biodiversity, Ecuador's natural attractions are endless from the
depths of the Amazon to the peaks of the Andes, not to mention the
unforgettable Galapagos Islands. Nature abounds in Ecuador protected
by a system of national parks and reserves. Photo by A.T.
Several different indigenous nationalities continue to live their
traditional lifestyles in rural villages and towns throughout the
nation. In the cities, you find mainly mestizos, African Ecuadorians,
and whites. Photo by V.B.
in natural resources with a well-developed industrial, Ecuador exports
products to countries all over the world, facilitated by trading agreements
and partnerships with countries worldwide. Modern with a well-developed
tourist infrastructures, the nations larger cities offer all
the services you might need. Photo by A.D.C.