flag Ecuador Ecuador: Statistical Overview

Capital: Quito


Total Population: 17,643,060
Natural Increase: 1.5%
Density: 71 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 64.2%
Ethnic Origins: Mestizos represent 72% of the total population of Ecuador, Amerindians 7%, Montubios a little over 7%, Afro-Ecuadorians around 7%, Europeans about 6% and other ethnic groups a little less than 1%. (National Institute of Statistics and Censuses)
Official Language: Spanish
Other Languages Spoken: Amerindian languages, particularly Quechua
Business Language(s): English
Religion: Roman Catholic 95%, Other religions 5%.
Literacy Rate: 91.0%

Local Time:

It is %T:%M %A In Quito

Exchange Rate on :

National Currency: American Dollar (USD)

Country Overview

Area: 256,370 km²
Type of State: Democratic Republic.
Type of Economy: Lower-middle-income economy.
An economy heavily dependent on the petroleum sector; world's leading exporter of bananas and shrimp.
HDI*: 0.732/1
HDI (World Rank): 88/188

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telephone Code:
To call from Ecuador, dial 00
To call Ecuador, dial +593
Internet Suffix: .ec
Computers: 13.0 per 100 Inhabitants
Telephone Lines: 15.5 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 35.1 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 97.2% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

Foreign Trade Indicators 20162017201820192020
Imports of Goods (million USD) 16,32420,01023,17722,56417,959
Exports of Goods (million USD) 16,79819,12221,62822,32920,227
Imports of Services (million USD) 3,2323,1983,8464,0592,685
Exports of Services (million USD) 2,1092,0683,1103,2071,649

Source: WTO – World Trade Organisation, Latest Available Data


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