- a republic in NW South America. 109,483 sq. mi. (283,561 sq. km). Capital: Quito.
Examples from the Web for ecuador
“Somebody requested from Ecuador through Malta for us to transport, I think it was like a ton of gold,” Petrossov says.The Uber for Private Jets Has Landed
August 21, 2014
The implications of the Yasuní debacle extend beyond Ecuador.Is Rafael Correa the Next Hugo Chavez?
August 22, 2013
Quito, the capital of Ecuador, is not exactly on the Elizabeth Arden circuit for the leisure, jet-setting crowd.
The U.S. is one of Ecuador's largest customers, buying cut flowers, asparagus, minerals, and Pacific tuna fish.
Ecuador may not have been the 30-year-old digital rebel's dream destination.
At the close of the year 1889 Ecuador had 167 miles of road.The Railroad Question
Ecuador—well, the President and half of Congress have been poisoned.
One of their Republics—Ecuador—even takes its name from its meridian.Man and His Migrations
R. G. (Robert Gordon) Latham
A second contribution to the mammalogy of Ecuador with some remarks on Caenolestes.American Weasels
E. Raymond Hall
Colombia and Ecuador cannot, for they are not in a condition to quarrel with Peru.The Putumayo, The Devil's Paradise
- a republic in South America, on the Pacific: under the Incas when Spanish colonization began in 1532; gained independence in 1822; declared a republic in 1830. It consists chiefly of a coastal plain in the west, separated from the densely forested upper Amazon basin (Oriente) by ranges and plateaus of the Andes. Official language: Spanish; Quechua is also widely spoken. Religion: Roman Catholic majority. Currency: US dollar. Capital: Quito. Pop: 15 439 429 (2013 est). Area: 283 560 sq km (109 483 sq miles)
Word Origin and History for ecuador
from the Spanish form of equator (which runs through it). Before 1830 the region bore the name of its chief city, Quito, which is from the name of a now-extinct native people, of unknown meaning. Related: Ecuadorian; Ecuadorean.