The colors of the Ecuadorian flag are yellow, blue, and red.
Yellow represents the sun, blue represents the sky and the sea,
and the red represents the blood shed for freedom.
In the Coat of Arms (the symbol in the middle of the
picture), the Condor (the bird) on top of the shield represents Power
and Strength. The snowy mountain represents the height or
altitude of Ecuador. The river represents the beauty of its waters,
the boat represents trade and navigation, the olive leaves represent
peace and beauty, and the sun represents the God of our
• Quito – The capital of Ecuador, and it has an
• Guayaquil – Home to over 3 million people, and
the biggest city in Ecuador.
• Otavalo – Home to the largest and most
spectacular indigenous market in the whole of
• Tulcán – Highest city in Ecuador, at 2,950 meters
above sea level.
• Ingapirca – Home to a building known as the
temple of the sun. Carefully constructed so that on
the solstices, at exactly the right time of day,
sunlight would fall through the center of the
doorway of the small chamber at the top of the
temple. Most of this chamber has fallen down.
• In 1822, Spanish rule in Ecuador ended
after the defeat of the Spaniards in the
battle of Pichincha.
• In 1830, Ecuador became an independent
• In 1896, General Eloy Alfaro took control
of the government ending the power of the
Roman Catholic church over the
Ecuador’s main exports are petroleum, which
is obtained from drilling for oil, bananas,
Ecuador actually uses the US dollar as their
Some famous people from Ecuador are:
• Juan Jose Flores y Aramburu: He
was a military general who became the
first president of Ecuador.
• Eugenio Espejo: He was a pioneer in
the field of science and literature.
• Fanny Carrion de Fierro: She is
famous for her poetry, literacy citric,
• Luis Miranda: A famous painter.
To most people, some of the food eaten in Ecuador
are truly disgusting, such as roasted cuy (guinea
pig) or tronquito (bull penis soup). Although some
of the foreign foods don’t look so appetizing maybe
some of the chicken and potatoes will. A common
food is an empanadas, which is made of a small
amount of ground beef, chicken, potatoes, rice,
onions, cheese, and spices in any combination,
wrapped in dough and then baked or deep-fried.
• In March and/or April, people in Ecuador
have a carnival with celebrations including
water fights, and parades.
• On May 24th
, people celebrate the day in 1822
when soldiers fought for their freedom from
Spain, with parades.
I wasn’t able to find music with its roots in
Ecuador, but I found that the people in
Ecuador listen to Pasillo, which a genre of
indigenous Latin music. It is extremely
popular in Ecuador, and has lead to popular
classical dances such as the waltz.
• Unemployment rates are increasing in
• Schools in Ecuador expose students to
malnutrition and limit access to clean
I couldn’t find any more problems.