Famous 2's By: Kekana Fouret

About Ecuador

Jose Joaquin Olmedo

José Joaquín Olmedo declared Ecuador’s independence from its colonial master.

Andres of Santa Cruz Calahumana

A string of victories culminated in the decisive Battle of Pichincha, under the rule of Andres de Santa Cruz Calahumana

famous singers

Julio jaramillo

Recorded more than 4,000 songs throughout his career

Fausto Mino

With only three chords of his guitar he was able to compose 22 songs

Biggest cities(besides capital)

Guayaquil

This city is bigger than the capital of Ecuador.

Cuenca

Population for Cuenca is 580,000

Geographical Features

The Andes run north and south through the country and form a mountainous spine with a number of peaks over 5,000 meters. Central valley ranges to 249 miles and 31 miles wide. Its two rims are connected by a series of high plateau.

Tourists Spots

There is a great volcano called "Cotopaxi". Highest mountain peak in the country and is snow covered! Quilotoa is a crater lake set high in the Andes. The lake formed when a volcano erupted over 800 years ago.

Actors

Gerardo Meijia is known for being an actor, rapper, and singer and who later became a recording industry executive. Danilo Carrera is and Ecuadorian actor, presenter and model. He is 6'2" and was born January 17, 1989.

Events

In 1810 a king was overthrown by Napoleon. In 1948 growth of banana trade brought prosperity. In 1970 oil exporting became major exporting factor.

Buildings

The Church of the Society of Jesus is among the best-known churches in Quito because of its large central nave, which is profusely decorated with gold leaf, gilded plaster and wood carvings. The Basilica of the National Voto is a Roman Catholic church located in the historic center of Quito, Ecuador. It is the largest neo-Gothic basilica in the Americas.

Strange Foods

Guinea pigs and piranhas are foods that Ecuadorians eat on a daily basis.

Popular Baby names

Popular baby names consist of Alejandro and Elena. Want your kid to be ordinary just name him/her one of these names!

Credits:

Created with images by Rinaldo W. - "Sailor, Isla Puna, Gayaquil, Ecuador" • Free Grunge Textures - www.freestock.ca - "Ecuador Grunge Flag" • Packie_s - "IMG_8029.jpg" • Pexels - "audio classic gold" • stokpic - "hands world map" • Simon Matzinger - "Quilotoa" • andyarthur - "Binoculars" • KlausHausmann - "greenbox director instruction" • LorenzWorkz - "sky" • *_* - "Buildings" • Alexas_Fotos - "guinea pig nager cute" • kangheungbo - "baby twins 100 days photo"

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