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Country Name
Republic of Ecuador
Geographical Area
109,484 square miles
16,144,000 (2015 estimate)
Capital City
Language   The official language of Ecuador is Spanish, which is widely spoken. English is spoken in many hotels and restaurants that cater for tourists, but a phrasebook will be useful at all times.
Religion   According to the Ecuadorian National Institute of Statistics and Census, 91.95% of the country's population has a religion of which 80% are Roman Catholic and 11.30% are Protestants.
Government   Unitary presidential constitutional republic.
Head of Government   President Rafael Correa
Embassy   Ave. Avigiras E12-170 y Ave. Eloy Alfaro Quito, Ecuador Telephone: (+11) 593-2-398-5000 Emergency after-hours telephone: (+11) 593-2-398-5000
Visas   If you are a U.S. citizen wishing to enter Ecuador, you must present a U.S. passport with at least six months remaining validity. Ecuadorian immigration officials also sometimes request evidence of return or onward travel, such as an airline ticket. U.S. citizens traveling for business or tourism on a tourist passport can enter Ecuador for up to 90 days per calendar year without a visa.
Health Risks   Adequate medical and dental care is available in the major cities of Ecuador. In smaller communities and in the Galápagos Islands, services are limited, and the quality is generally well below U.S. standards.
Clothing Suggestions  
Time Zone:   ECT/GALT (UTC -5 to -6)
Banking / Exchange   Foreign currency, including traveler’s checks, can be exchanged at banks and special exchange shops in large towns.
Currency   The US dollar is the official national currency of Ecuador.
Electric Current   Metric
Credit Cards / Traveler Checks  
Shopping   Otavalo Market is the most famous market in Ecuador and one of the largest in South America. It is the place to buy locally made crafts, rugs, wall hangings, and a wide range of woodwork.
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How to shop Tax Fee  
National Airport   Quito (UIO), Baltra (GPS), Cuenca (CUE), Guayaquil (GYE)
Major Tourist Attractions   The Galapagos Islands are a unique destination that can be explored by a cruise ship. After seeing Q
Tipping Suggestion   When dining out, it is customary to tip 10% at restaurants. Tipping taxi drivers is not expected, but most visitors will tip bar and hotel staff and guides.
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