Ecuador News and Interesting Facts - July, 2019
Ecuador, despite being a very small country (a bit smaller than the states of Illinois and Indiana combined), is one of the 17 most mega diverse countries in the world. It’s four distinct geographical regions - the Galapagos Islands, the Coast, the Sierra (Andes Mountains), and Amazon Rainforest - contain a very large number of species of animals, birds, and plants though it comprises only 2% of the world’s land surface. (Examples: 132 species of humming birds and 4,250 species of orchids). Quito, has the highest elevation of any capitol world wide, and the Chimborazo volcano is the highest peak in the world measuring from the center of the earth.