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For future reference the Wikitravel:CIA World Factbook 2002 import can be found at Talk:Ecuador/CIA World Factbook 2002 import.

Removed provinces

I removed the provinces, I don't see any added value for travellers -- Ronald 22:19, 25 Nov 2005 (EST)


Chimborazo not a city

Chimborazo was listed as a city. There is a province called Chimborazo, but the city which is "host" to the mountain is Riobamba. --pjt33

English-language newspapers

I managed to buy the Miami Herald from a small street news-stand in Riobamba (by Correos). Was this exceptional, or should mention of the possibility of buying English-language newspapers in the street be added? --pjt33


On the use of automated teller machines: I was part of a large group, and we had different (UK) banks. Most of us found that we couldn't make withdrawals from all banks, and which banks we could and could not use varied between us, although in each case a network universally worked or didn't. For example, I could withdraw from any Banco de Guayaquil machine, but never from a Banco de Pichincha machine. Therefore be prepared to try two or three ATMs in order to find one which works.

I added this info to article, as I agree and think it is important to travellers. --Fridday


I deleted the price given for water ($0.25 / bottle) because, obviously, it depends on the size of the bottle. A 5 litre bottle is typically about $1, and a 25 litre bottle $2.50, although for the latter you may also have a pay a deposit on the bottle.


Should information regarding visas to enter the country be added? I have found it hard to find exact information(accept at the consulates themselves) regarding the documents to bring for the various visas. 08:05, 12 September 2006 (EDT) No visa needed to enter the country


The regions used currently are quite a mess.. I d be willing to sort these

What we have right now is :

Could that be used as regions ? Three regions only for mainland Ecuador seems few.. I ll look for a list of the departments and a map so we can sort them out precisely.

Rafcha 16:24, 27 October 2009 (EDT)

Here are a list of provinces with the capital and proposed region :
1 Azuay Cuenca Andean Highlands (Ecuador)
2 Bolívar Guaranda Coastal Lowlands (Ecuador)
3 Cañar Azogues Andean Highlands (Ecuador)
4 Carchi Tulcán Andean Highlands (Ecuador)
5 Chimborazo Riobamba Andean Highlands (Ecuador)
6 Cotopaxi Latacunga Andean Highlands (Ecuador)
7 El Oro Machala Coastal Lowlands (Ecuador)
8 Esmeraldas Esmeraldas Coastal Lowlands (Ecuador)
9 Galápagos Puerto Baquerizo Moreno Galapagos Islands
10 Guayas Guayaquil Coastal Lowlands (Ecuador)
11 Imbabura Ibarra Andean Highlands (Ecuador)
12 Loja Loja Andean Highlands (Ecuador)
13 Los Ríos Babahoyo Coastal Lowlands (Ecuador)
14 Manabí Portoviejo Coastal Lowlands (Ecuador)
15 Morona-Santiago Macas Amazon (Ecuador)
16 Napo Tena Amazon (Ecuador)
17 Orellana Puerto Francisco de Orellana Amazon (Ecuador)
18 Pastaza Puyo Amazon (Ecuador)
19 Pichincha Quito Andean Highlands (Ecuador)
20 Santa Elena Santa Elena Coastal Lowlands (Ecuador)
21 Santo Domingo Santo Domingo de Los Colorados Coastal Lowlands (Ecuador)
22 Sucumbíos Nueva Loja Amazon (Ecuador)
23 Tungurahua Ambato Andean Highlands (Ecuador)
24 Zamora-Chinchipe Zamora Amazon (Ecuador)

Here s the associated map, [1] (i d upload it to WT shared but i m kinda lost on all these license issues..)

To sum up :

I ll wait for some feedback and then sort the articles using these categoriesRafcha 17:15, 27 October 2009 (EDT)

I agree that three regions is fewer than what would be ideal, but I don't know anything about travel in Ecuador, so I won't be able to really help. Your sort, though, into the existing regions looks good to me. --Peter Talk 18:06, 27 October 2009 (EDT)
Oh, and that map can be uploaded to Shared—select the "GFDL and any Attribution-ShareAlike" option from the pulldown menu on the upload form. Here's a guide to the different licenses we allow for images. --Peter Talk 18:13, 27 October 2009 (EDT)