Fun Facts

1. Ecuador is called Ecuador because if you change the c to a q and the d to a t, you get equator. The equator runs straight through it! That’s how it got its name. Also, it means equator in Spanish!

2. Chocolate has been eaten here for 5,000 years. They produce 80% of the chocolate in the world. It is believed that chocolate originated there.

3. Ecuador has the real space mountain. Mount Chimborazo is the closest point to space on earth. It’s closer than Mount Everest because the earth bulges out at the equator. But Mount Everest is taller based on sea level.