Ecuador Geography

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Ecuador - Geography


Ecuador is one of the smaller countries in South America. Located on the west coast and straddling the equator, Ecuador has a total area of about 280,000 square kilometers, which includes the Galápagos Islands. Roughly the size of the state of Colorado, Ecuador encompasses a wide range of natural formations and climates, from the desertlike southern coast to the snowcapped peaks of the Andes Mountains to the plains of the Amazon River Basin.

Ecuador is bounded on the west by the Pacific Ocean, on the north by Colombia, and on the east and south by Peru. Ecuador continues to contest the boundary with Peru, which was established by the Protocol of Peace, Friendship, and Boundaries (Rio Protocol) of 1942 and ceded to Peru a large portion of territory east of the Andes.

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You can read more regarding this subject on the following websites:

Geographie | Galapagos & Ecuador Reisen
Geography of Ecuador | By Ecuador Channel
Geography of Ecuador - Learn Information about South
Ecuador | History, Geography, & Culture |
Geography Now! Ecuador - YouTube

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