We love sharing the most interesting facts about as many countries as possible, and this time, we’re doing Ecuador! Download and print our Ecuador facts, grab your favorite coloring pencils, and enjoy coloring as you learn.

Our Ecuador fun facts are a fun resource for kids learning about the distinct regions of Latin American countries, indigenous groups in South American countries, or simply curious about this amazing country.

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Let’s learn all about Ecuador!

10 Interesting Ecuador Facts FOR KIDS

  1. Ecuador, the official name República del Ecuador (Republic of the Equator), is a small country in Latin America straddling the equator on South America’s west coast.
  2. The name Ecuador means the Equator, as in the imaginary line that divides the Northern hemisphere and Southern hemisphere of the world.
  3. The country has a total land area of 109,484 mi² (256,370 km²). The United States is about 35 times bigger than Ecuador.
  4. Spanish is the official language in Ecuador, but there are other 12 indigenous languages, such as Quechua and Shuar spoken by the country’s indigenous people and are a part of Ecuador’s cultural identity.
  5. The Galapagos Islands, located in the Pacific Ocean, are part of Ecuador’s territory. These volcanic islands are famous for their unique biodiversity, which inspired Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution.

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Did you know any of these facts about Ecuador before?
  1. Ecuador is home to Mount Chimborazo, an extinct volcano and the highest point in the country with an elevation of 20,548 feet (6,263 meters) above sea level. For comparison, the highest mountain in the world, Mount Everest, is 29,029 feet (8,848 meters) tall.
  2. Ecuador’s “Mitad del Mundo” (middle of the world city) is a part of the land in the city of Quito and one of the most important tourist attractions.
  3. Ecuador is renowned for its incredible bird species diversity. With over 1,600 recorded species, it is considered one of the world’s top birding destinations. The country’s varied ecosystems, including the Andes Mountains, Amazon Rainforest, and the Galápagos Islands, contribute to this rich avian biodiversity.
  4. Ecuador is the first country in the world to recognize the rights of nature in its constitution, in 2008, acknowledging its intrinsic value and the need for its protection.
  5. The peak of Mount Chimborazo, located in the Andes Mountains, is the closest point to the sun due to the equatorial bulge.

Bonus fact:

Gran Colombia was a historical political entity that encompassed several countries in South America, including present-day Ecuador. Gran Colombia was established in 1819 and dissolved in 1831, leading to the formation of separate nations, including Ecuador.


Ecuador Facts coloring pages are sized for standard letter printer paper dimensions – 8.5 x 11 inches.

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This pdf file includes two coloring sheets loaded with Ecuador Facts that you don’t want to miss. Print as many sets as needed and give them to friends or family!


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