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covers an area of 275,830 km2 and has a population of 13 million; its capital is Quito. Situated in the Andes in northwestern South America, it is bordered by the Pacific Ocean, Colombia, and Peru. The climate is essentially determined by the Andean cordillera: while the coastal region (Costa) and the Amazon lowlands (Oriente) enjoy a tropical climate, the inner valleys of the mountain region (Sierra) are characterized by marginal contrasts, with an average temperature of 16° C. The hi…

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Freile, Carlos, “Ecuador”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 17 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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