Map of Ecuador

Map of Ecuador, including (below the picture) a good description of this mega diverse country in South America, right in the Middle of the World.

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This country is one of the smallest in South America with just 98,842 square miles.

It lies on both the northern and southern Hemispheres of Earth and is divided by the Equator or Equatorial Line, which gave Ecuador its name in the 19th Century.

Ecuador borders are: Colombia (North), Peru (South and East), and the Pacific Ocean (West).

The Galapagos Islands located 600 miles to the west of Ecuador, belong to this country.

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The provinces and cities located to the left of the above Ecuador Map such as: Esmeraldas, Los Rios, Manta, La Libertad, Guayas (gulf of Guayaquil), Machala, etc. belong to the Coast of this country.

In the center of the map are located the provinces of the Highlands such as: Carchi, Imbabura, Pichincha, Cotopaxi, Tungurahua, Azuay, Bolivar and Loja

To the East of the map of Ecuador are the provinces of the exotic Amazon Rain Forest such as: Sucumbios, Napo Pastaza, Orellana, Morona Santiago and Zamora.

The richness of this country lies in its DIVERSITY, both natural and cultural. Ecuador has 4 diverse and unique regions:

  1. The Amazon Rain Forest
  2. The Coast
  3. The Highland Andes
  4. and The Galapagos Archipelago

These four regions are subdivided into 24 provinces. Ecuador has 256,000 km2 (exactly 98,842 square miles). This country has the biggest bio-diversity per area in the world.

In a study by Conservation International, Ecuador ranked among the 17 Mega Diverse countries in the world.

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Besides its exuberant bio-diversity, Ecuador is home to an impressive variety of ethnic groups, including some communities who still preserve their non-western or pre-Columbian values like the Otavalo Indians who practice cultural manifestations from ancient times.

This map of Ecuador will be a good reference when you decide to visit this amazing country and its main cities.

Recommended Reading

Ecuador & Galapagos (Insight Guides)

Ecuador & Galapagos (Insight Guides)
With 250 photos and tons of great information, this is an essential addition to your pre-Ecuador and -Galapagos reading! There are better guides if you are only interested in the islands, but for a combination trip taking in Ecuador as well, it's hard to beat.

Birds, Mammals, and Reptiles of the Galapagos Islands

Birds, Mammals, and Reptiles of the Galapagos Islands
Small enough to fit into your pocket, yet containing comprehensive information and pictures of all the species you will encounter in the islands, this book is a must-have for nature lovers. Let's face it, Galapagos is largely about the wildlife. This book will NOT disappoint, and you'll have a great memento of your time with the seals, penguins and tortoises!

Galapagos: The Islands That Changed the World

Galapagos: The Islands That Changed the World
Definitely NOT a tourist's guide, but if you're like me, and find the history and geography of the islands irresistible, then this is a title you ought to invest in. Stunningly illustrated, and painstakingly researched, those of you who have been there will be enchanted again -- and those of you who have not will begin planning your trip!

Moon Spotlight Galapagos Islands

Moon Spotlight Galapagos Islands
If you're a seasoned Galapagos regular, then you will probably prefer something weightier. But for first-timers looking for simple, down-to-earth advice on where to go, what to see and the best shopping and eating on the islands, this is the book for you. Small, well-priced, and reliable!

Galapagos: Islands Born of Fire

Galapagos: Islands Born of Fire
The 10th anniversary edition of this photographer's tour of the Galapagos Islands is a stunning book, worthy of anybody's coffee table. This is a perfect post-trip talking point -- a great way to remember what you've seen, and spread the word amongst your envious friends!


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