Taking a break from volunteering on an eco-farm in the Finca Verde region of Ecuador. Submitted by Marlayna P of Gunnison, CO.
At a latitude of 2 degrees N, Ecuador lies almost right on the Equator. The name literally translates to “Republic of the Equator.” In 2000 Ecuador changed its coinage from the sucre to the US Dollar.
The Galapagos Islands are owned by Ecuador.
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