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Country Ecuador


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Region Western South America
Area (sq km) 283,561
Border Colombia, Peru
Population 15,868,396
Nationality Ecuadorian(s)
Ethnicity mestizo (mixed Amerindian and white) 71.9%, Amerindian 7%, Montubio 7.4%, Afroecuadorian 7.2%, white 6.1%, other 0.4%
Religion Roman Catholic 95%, other 5%
Language Spanish, Quechua, Shuar, and more
Literacy 93%
Government Republic
Capital Quito
Leader President Rafael Correa Delgado (since January 15, 2007); Vice President Jorge Glas Espinel (since May 24, 2013)
Currency US dollar (USD)
Independence Day May 24, 1822 (from Spain)
National Holiday Independence Day of Quito (Aug. 10, 1809)
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