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1. General

The population of the Republic of Ecuador is divided between the coastal plains (40 percent), the sierra, or Andes, region (58 percent), and the eastern lowlands, the primeval Amazon forest, which is increasingly being opened up (2 percent). The ethnic makeup of society reflects the postcolonial situation, with approximately 55 percent mestizo (mixed Amerindian and Spanish), 25 per…

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Rodríguez, Carlos Granja, “Ecuador”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 20 November 2018 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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