Ecuador Gata Carter

Introduction

Ecuador is located in South America. It is a place with divine culture and amazing geographical features. The capital is Quito and the population is 15.74 million. Art is a big part of their culture and many great artists have originated from Ecuador.

Famous Revolutionaries

  • Simon Bolivar: He freed Venezuela from the rule of the Spanish and other countries including Ecuador.
  • Ernesto “Che” Guevara: He initiated revolutions, one being to free Cuba from the government in 1956.
http://www.embavenez-us.org/kids.venezuela/simon.bolivar.htm & http://www.biography.com/people/che-guevara-9322774#rise-to-power-and-death

Famous Singers

Ricardo Pita - Been on his own for 15 years. Does Balkan music, swing, jazz, flamenco, folclor andino, and tropical sounds.

Lolabum - New group with only 8 months of experience but they have quickly become popular.

http://remezcla.com/lists/music/ecuador-indie-music/

Largest Cities

Guayaquil -

3.5 million people

Cuenca -

400 thousand people

Guayaquil-left. Cuenca-right.

Famous Geographical Features

Sumaco - A main stratovolcano off Ecuador's volcanic axis.

Wolf Island - Named after German Geologist Theodore Wolf. Island is a popular location for diving.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sumaco & https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wolf_Island

Tourist Spots

Tortuga Bay Beach - off of Santa Cruz Island. Swimming takes place at one of the reefs and can view reef sharks.

Illiniza volcano - part of twin of volcanoes. South of Quito and is a popular climbing spot that requires little experience.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tortuga_Bay & https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Illiniza

Famous Actors

Julia Delgado Caro - Involved in Spanish theater. She played La Celestina. Both parents were actors which influenced her life.

Ingrid Sonray - Actress and Producer born on Galapagos Islands. Known for her movie Night of the Templar (2013).

https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julia_Delgado_Caro & http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1603729/bio

Famous Events

2016 Earthquake - April 16 at 8:58. 7.8 Magnitude, near towns of Muisne and Pedernales. 676 dead and 16000 injured.

Tungurahua Volcano 2016 - February 27, in Huambalo, Ecuador. Erupted several times.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2016_Ecuador_earthquake & http://www.newsweek.com/ecuadors-tungurahua-volcano-erupts-433008

Famous Buildings

Church and Convent of San Francisco, Quito - From the 16th century. One of the largest architectural buildings of colonial Latin America.

Madonna of El Panecillo - In 1976 a Spanish artist known as Agustín de la Herrán Matorras sculpted this statue after Quito's Madonna.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Church_and_Convent_of_St._Francis,_Quito & https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/El_Panecillo

Strange Foods

Locro soup - Cultural. Potato and cheese soup, one of many.

Choclo - Andean corn that's dried and roasted. Sold as snack.

http://gobackpacking.com/travel-guides/ecuador/ecuadorian-food-typical-traditional/

Famous Authors

Karina Galvez - Poet. Wrote Karina Galvez ---Poetry and songs. Famous poem - Have you ever danced with yourself?

Alejandro Carrion - Poet, novelist, and journalist. Juan Sin Cielo. Founded journal La Calle.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Karina_Galvez & https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alejandro_Carri%C3%B3n

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