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Ecuador is composed of 24 provinces, each having its own administrative capital. You will see in Ecuador maps or Mapa del Ecuador that these provinces are further subdivided into 'cantons' which are also subdivided into 'parroquias' or parishes (this name was brought about by the colonial Spanish and Catholic influences). The following are the provinces in Ecuador Maps with their administrative capital:

  1. Azuay - Cuenca
  2. Bolivar - Guaranda
  3. Canar - Azogues
  4. Carchi - Tulcan
  5. Chimborazo - Riobamba
  6. Cotopaxi - Latacunga
  7. El Oro - Machala
  8. Esmeraldas - Esmeraldas
  9. Galapagos - Puerto Baquerizo Morena
  10. Guayas - Guayaquil
  11. Imbabura - Ibarra
  12. Loja - Loja
  13. Los Rios - Babahoyo
  14. Manabi - Portoviejo
  15. Morona - Santiago - Macas
  16. Napo - Tena
  17. Orellana - Puerto Francis de Orellana
  18. Pastaza - Puyo
  19. Pichincha - Quito
  20. Santa Elena - Santa Elena
  21. Santo Domingo - Santo Domingo de Los Caolorados
  22. Sucumbios - Nueva Loja
  23. Tungurahua - Ambato
  24. Zamora-Chinchipe - Zamora

Ecuador takes it name from 'equator' as this passes through the country. You will see in Ecuador Maps that this subsequently positions the country in the northern, southern, and western hemispheres. Colombia, PEru, and the Pacific Ocean borders Ecuador. In a Mapa de Ecuador, it is one of two countries in South America not bordered by Brazil. The country has a total of 1,390 miles of coastline, which means that it has plenty of good beaches. It has a total area of 109,483 sq miles (land - 106,888 sq miles and the rest is water). The four regions that divides Ecuador according to topography are: Cordillera Occidental, Cordillera Oriental, the lower mountains to hills, and the Archipelago de Colon or the Galapagos Islands.

Going to Ecuador, there are a lot of activities to choose from, some of them are: island hopping the Galapagos Islands, trekking, mountain biking, hiking, surfing, kayaking, white-water rafting, and a lot more. The art and culture lover will also have a fulfilling time as Ecuador has a good number of cities which are regarded as UNESCO World Heritage sites. Whatever adventure activity you choose, there are Ecuador maps that will help you in finding the best places to do it. The highest elevation in Ecuador is Mt. Chimborazo reaching a height of 6,267 meters. The country also has a good number of rivers such as Babahoyo, Chira, Coca, Curaray, Daule, Esmeraldas, Guayas, Napo, Paztaza, ad the Patumayo. So much awaits you here, so pack up and grab that Ecuador map and enjoy the wonders of Ecuador!

Ecuador online information has a lot more about planning your trips to the country - complete with resources from working, retiring, culture, and even about Ecuador religion.



 

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