|Republic of Ecuador|
|República del Ecuador|
"Dios, patria y libertad" SPA
"Pro Deo, Patria et Libertate" LAT
|Government||Unitary presidential constitutional republic|
|-||January 15, 2007||Rafael Correa|
|-||Independence from Spain||August 10, 1809|
|-||Independence from Gran Colombia||May 13, 1830|
|-||Recognized||February 16, 1840|
Republic of Ecuador or Ecuador (Spanish: República del Ecuador) is a country in northwestern South America. Ecuador is bordered by Colombia in the north and Peru in the east and the south. The equator runs through Ecuador and the country is named by it.
The capital of Ecuador is Quito, with population of 2,671,191. The population of Ecuador is about 16,144,000. The surface of Ecuador is 283,560 km2 which makes it 75th largest country.