Monday, August 8, 2022


We just learned about the country of Colombia

Let's learn a little about the country of Ecuador!

This country is in South America, and borders Colombia, Peru, and the Pacific Ocean.
It is about 250,000 square kilometers, and about 17 million people live there.
The people in this country speak mostly Spanish.

(from: wikipedia - ecuador)

The flag of Ecuador is yellow, blue and red with the coat of arms in the middle.
Yellow is for the crops growing, blue is for the sea and sky, and red is for the blood of the people who fought for freedom.
The coat of arms has a lot of things on it, like a condor on top, the zodiac signs for March, April, May and June, the mountain Chimorazo, a steamboat on a river, palm and laurel branches.

(from: wikipedia - flag of ecuador)

To eat in this country you might have fanesca, which is a soup made of gourd, pumpkin, beans, and grains cooked in milk.

(from: wikipedia - fanesca)

Visiting this country you might go see Ingapirca, an ancient temple built long ago by the Incan people.

(from: wikipedia - ingapirca)

There is a mountain in Ecuador called Chimborazo, which is the point on the earth farthest from the center of the earth.
It isn't the tallest mountain from sea level, but the earth is wider at the equator and this mountain is by the equator so it is the farthest from the middle.

(from: wikipedia - chimborazo)

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