Ecuador is a country in the northwest of South America. The country is bordered to the north by Colombia, to the east and south by Peru, and to the west by the Pacific Ocean. The country is named after the equator (in Spanish: Ecuador), which bisects the country. The capital of Ecuador is Quito, the largest city in the country is Guayaquil.

Official nameEcuador
Surface257.217 kmĀ²
time differenceUTC -5
VolksliedSalve, Oh Patria

Cuenca is a city in Ecuador. In 1999 the city center was included on the World Heritage List. Cuenca is also called the Athens of Ecuador or the Athens of the Andes. Today Cuenca is known for the manufacture of Panama hats and an extensive ceramics industry.

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