President: Alfredo PALACIO (since 20 April 2005).
Government System: Republic
Capital City: Quito
Population: 13,363,593 (July 2005 est.)
Climate: Tropical along coast, becoming cooler inland at higher elevations; tropical in Amazonian jungle lowlands.
Internet Users: 569,700 (2003)
Telephone Users (mobile/cellular): 2,394,400 (2003)
Literacy (total population): Total population: 92.5%.
Life Expectancy at Birth: Total population: 76.21 years.
Natural Resources: Petroleum, fish, timber, hydropower.
Industries: Petroleum, food processing, textiles, wood products, chemicals.
Agricultural Products: Bananas, coffee, cocoa, rice, potatoes, manioc (tapioca), plantains, sugarcane; cattle, sheep, pigs, beef, pork, dairy products; balsa wood; fish, shrimp.
Export Partners: US 42.9%, Panama 14.3%, Peru 7.9%, Italy 4.6% (2004).
Import Partners: US 16.5%, Colombia 14.1%, China 9.2%, Venezuela 7.1%, Brazil 6.5%, Chile 4.6%, Japan 4.5%, Mexico 4.3% (2004).
Currency: US dollar (USD)
Flag Description: Three horizontal bands of yellow (top, double width), blue, and red with the coat of arms superimposed at the center of the flag; similar to the flag of Colombia, which is shorter and does not bear a coat of arms.
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REFERENCE - used by permission:
U.S. Central Intelligence Agency - The World Fact Book. Retrieved January 18, 2006, from http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/ec.html
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