Ecuador Facts – 67 Interesting Facts About Ecuador

Fun facts about Ecuador

Mount Chimborazo is the Ecuador’s highest mountain.

There is a scientific research station of Ecuador in Antarctic.

Ecuador is the only country in the world that is named after a geographical feature.

Ecuador has the world’s first and second UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Galapagos Islands and Quito.

Charles Darwin has largely based his theory of evolution on the discoveries he made at the Galapagos Island, which he visited in 1835.

Guinea pig, also known as ‘cuy’, is a delicacy in Ecuador.

Over 25,000 plant species are found in Ecuador.

The Panama hat is actually from Ecuador.

Water at Quito boils at 90 degree Celsius, rather than 100 degrees Celsius, because of altitude.

74% of Ecuador population is Roman Catholic.