According to COUNTRYAAH, Ecuador is a State of South America (256,370 km²). Capital: Quito. Administrative division: provinces (22). Population: 13,805,095 (2008 estimate). Language: Spanish (official), Quechua, Shuar. Religion: Catholics 92.5%, Protestants 3.4%, others 4.1%. Currency unit: US dollar (100 cents). Human Development Index: 0.807 (72nd place). Borders: Colombia (N), Peru (E and S), Pacific ocean (W). Member of: OAS, UN and WTO, MERCOSUR associate.
Former Spanish colony, belonging to the Federation of Greater Colombia from 1822 to 1830, Ecuador is, according to the Constitution of 1979, a unitary republic of a presidential type. Head of State is the President of the Republic, elected every four years by universal and direct suffrage; he exercises executive power with the help of the ministers appointed by him and is directly responsible for foreign policy. The legislative power it belongs to the National Congress, elected by universal suffrage every five years. The legal system in use is based on continental European law; the country does not recognize the emanations of the International Court. The national jurisdiction requires the Supreme Court to administer justice at the highest level. It is flanked by higher courts (active at the provincial level), local courts and special courts (for matters relating to labor law and minors). The defense of the state is organized in the three traditional forces: army, navy and air force; military service, compulsory and carried out from the age of 20, has a duration of 12 months. Education is compulsory (primary school has been since 1871), secular and free from 6 to 14 years old. Historically dependent on religious orders (in particular during the colonial era), the school is currently public, with a significant presence also of private institutions. Both primary education and secondary education, which provides technical, professional or general education, have a duration of 6 years Illiteracy constitutes a significant problem, which is faced with the establishment of special schools for adults; L’ which is faced with the establishment of special schools for adults; L’ which is faced with the establishment of special schools for adults; L’ UNESCO and the UN have provided a considerable contribution to the education of the Indian population, contributing to the decrease in the rate recorded in the country, which, in 2007, was equal to 15.8%. Higher education has a particular development in Ecuador, given in various university and polytechnic centers, including the Central University of Ecuador (Quito; 1769), those of Guayaquil (1867), of Cuenca (1868), of Loja (1869), the technical universities of Manabí (1952), Babahoyo (1971), Loja (1971), Esmeraldas (1970) and the three Catholic universities of Quito (1946), Santiago de Guayaquil (1962) and Cuenca (1970).
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Optimal travel time for the regions
In the following overview you can see the best travel time depending on the region (Ecuador).
|Place||Best travel time|
|Guayaquil||all except January, February and March|
|San Cristobal||all except September and November|
Temperatures, precipitation, sunshine in Guayaquil (Ecuador)
|Daytime temperature||31 ° C||31 ° C||32 ° C||31 ° C||31 ° C||29 ° C||28 ° C||29 ° C||30 ° C||29 ° C||30 ° C||31 ° C|
|Night temperature||22 ° C||22 ° C||23 ° C||23 ° C||22 ° C||21 ° C||20 ° C||20 ° C||20 ° C||21 ° C||21 ° C||22 ° C|
|Water temperature||24 ° C||23 ° C||24 ° C||25 ° C||24 ° C||23 ° C||23 ° C||22 ° C||22 ° C||22 ° C||22 ° C||23 ° C|
|Precipitation in mm||230||242||252||153||60||33||10||1||2||3||6||34|
|Hours of sunshine||4||4||4||5||6||4||4||4||5||4||4||5|
The annual average temperature in Guayaquil is 25.8 ° C. For comparison: Munich reaches an average of 8.6 ° C, in Berlin it is 9.6 ° C. The warmest month is March (27.1 ° C), coldest month of August, with mean values of 24.3 ° C. The maximum water temperature in Guayaquil is 25 ° C. Comfortable bathing is possible at these temperatures. All months have a water temperature of at least 21 ° C and are therefore suitable for a beach holiday.
The annual precipitation is 1026 mm on 59 days with precipitation. For comparison: In Munich, 967 mm, in Berlin 570 mm, precipitation is measured annually. The months of January, February and March are considered the rainy season, as more than 175 mm of precipitation can be expected per month. Overall, about 724 mm of precipitation can be expected in the rainy season. You cannot expect snow in any month in Guayaquil.
As our climate table shows, May is the sunniest month with an average of 5.6 hours of sunshine per day. On average over the year, the sun shines for 4.4 hours per day. For comparison: In Munich and Berlin, the sun shines an average of 4.7 hours per day throughout the year.
The following larger towns are nearby and have a similar climate: Durán, Milagro and Babahoyo.