is an airport serving Guayaquil, a city in the province (Provinces of Ecuador) of Guayas (Guayas Province) in Ecuador. The airport was named after José Joaquín de Olmedo, a notable Ecuadorian poet, first mayor of the city of Guayaquil and former president of Ecuador. It was formerly known as '''Simón Bolívar International Airport'''. The airport is located 5 km north of Guayaquil's centre, on the Avenida de las Américas, and has a runway with a length of 2,790 metres (9,154 ft), an elevation of 5 m (16 ft), and can serve Boeing 747s, MD-11s and A340-600s. This airport as of Feb 9 2011, has included their Airport Exit Tax in all International Tickets. You will no longer have to pay at the window when you exit the country, but this may change at a later time. http: latinamericacurrentevents.com ecuador-airport
to a GUPPY II (Greater Underwater Propulsion Power Program#GUPPY II Program) type submarine. Fitted with a snorkel (Submarine snorkel) to enable her to stay submerged for long periods of time and distinguished by a greatly streamlined superstructure, ''Halfbeak'' left Portsmouth 13 January 1950 to work with the Research and Development Group at New London. While conducting tests on special underwater sound equipment, she made a cruise to English (England) waters, operating off Jan Mayen Island
areas of Ecuador (mainly in the Sierra (Geography of Ecuador#La Sierra (the highlands))) and Colombia. Morales, pp. xxvi, 4, 32. Because guinea pigs require much less room than traditional livestock and reproduce extremely quickly, they are a more profitable source of food and income than many traditional stock animals, such as pigs and cows;
of the fastest growing cities in Ecuador and it is mainly known for its agricultural tradition. Quevedo's agroindustrial complex is one of the leading exporters in the world of banana, cacao, passion fruit and coffee bean. In recent years non-agricultural activities have experienced significant progress mainly in the financial and educational sectors. '''Papallacta''' is a small village in Napo Province, Ecuador located at an altitude of 3,300 m in the Andes just off the Eastern
of Tigua, Ecuador, are also world-renowned thumb left Jefferson Pérez (File:Perez-flag.jpg), Olympic Gold Medalist thumb Estadio Monumental of Guayaquil. (File:Estadio Monumental 6.JPG) The most popular sport in Ecuador, as in most South American countries, is football (soccer). Its best known professional teams include Barcelona
that American lives and property would be protected, he returned home, making the voyage from Valparaíso to Hampton Roads in a little more than two months. The '''Club Deportivo Quevedo''' is a soccer (Football (soccer)) club based in Quevedo (Quevedo, Ecuador), Ecuador. They currently play in the country's second-level football league—the Serie B (Serie B de Ecuador)—after gaining promotion from the third-level Segunda
: www.cappa.net get-certified.php?antepartum-doula title Get Certified as an Antepartum Doula - Ecuador On 13 March 2000, the Ecuadorian National Congress approved a new exchange system whereby the US dollar was adopted as the main legal tender in Ecuador for all purposes; on 20 March 2000, the Central Bank of Ecuador started to exchange sucre (Ecuadorian sucre)s for US dollars at a fixed rate of 25,000 sucres per US dollar; since 30 April 2000, all transactions are denominated in US dollars, figures quoted in the table are in sucres for simplicity. U.S. dollar, Ecuadorian sucre ''Shenandoah'' cruised among parts of Peru, Chile, and Ecuador protecting American interests until 6 April 1885 when she arrived off Panama. Her landing party protected American property there during revolt against the Colombian Government that resulted in insurgent occupation of Panama. Aspinwall, on the Atlantic side, was attacked by insurgents who also occupied the greater portion of the isthmus, blocking the transit of the railroad. Obliged by the treaty of 1846 to guarantee the neutrality of the isthmus as well as rights of sovereignty by Colombia, the United States took immediate action. A naval force of eight ships and 2,648 sailors and marines under Rear Admiral James Edward Jouett arrived at Aspinwall and protected that town while a landing expedition proceeded across the isthmus to reestablish free passage for trains. * The so-called "white elephant (White elephant (pachyderm))" is revered in several countries in Southeast Asia and is naturally pink. * The Pink Dolphin is a freshwater river dolphin endemic to the Orinoco, Amazon (Amazon River) and Araguaia Tocantins River systems of Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia and Venezuela. It is an endangered species and has a brain 40% larger than a human's. thumb 274px Aerial view of Guayaquil (File:Guayaquil SG.jpg) '''Guayaquil''' (
) is the responsible entity of the regulation and creation of the public health policies and health care plans. The Minister of Public Health is appointed directly by the President of the Republic. The current minister, or Ecuadorian general surgeon, is Carina Vance (Carina Vance Mafla). The philosophy of the Ministry of Public Health is the social support and service to the most vulnerable population,
. "Dollar hegemony" is maintained by large Asian, Arab and European investments in the United States. *the tendency for corporate investment to orient towards activities which secure good short-term returns for shareholders. This is called "value-based management". Most corporate executive officers (CEO's) cite profitability as their prime concern. In Ecuador, on October 24, 1958 ''Mr. Ignacio Fierro'' founded the company Fosforera Ecuatoriana S.A. (FESA) since
), flowers, and the seventh largest producer of cocoa. The country's vast resources include large amounts
'''Ecuador''' ( west of the mainland.
Ecuador's official language is Spanish (Spanish language), which is spoken by 94% of the population; thirteen indigenous languages are also recognized, including Quichua (Quichua language) and Shuar (Shuar language). Ecuador has a land area of 283,520 km 2 and a population of approximately 15.2 million. Its capital city is Quito, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the 1970s for having the best preserved and least altered historic center (Historic Center of Quito) in Latin America. url http: whc.unesco.org en list 2 title City of Quito publisher Whc.unesco.org accessdate 2010-06-26 The country's largest city is Guayaquil. The historic center of Cuenca (Cuenca, Ecuador), the third-largest city in the country in size and economically, url http: www.sri.gob.ec BibliotecaPortlet descargar 802ca618-9bb7-4ada-81ca-647f2b133c06 gen--022982.zip title Statistics of income tax for Ecuador Cities publisher www.sri.gob.ec date 2008-12-31 accessdate 2008-12-31 was also declared a World Heritage Site in 1999 as an outstanding example of a planned, inland Spanish-style colonial city in the Americas. url http: whc.unesco.org en list 863 title Historic Centre of Santa Ana de los Ríos de Cuenca publisher Whc.unesco.org date 1999-12-02 accessdate 2010-06-26
In addition to its rich history, Ecuador is known for hosting a variety of species, many of them endemic (endemism), such as those of the Galápagos Islands. It is one of seventeen megadiverse countries in the world, , Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund. Retrieved 2009-09-07.
Ecuador is a presidential (presidential system) republic. In the territory now known as Ecuador there existed many indigenous groups before it became a part of the Inca Empire. It became an independent country in 1830 after having been part of the Spanish colonial empire (Spanish colonization of the Americas) and, for a much shorter time, of the republic of Gran Colombia. It is a medium-income country with an HDI (Human Development Index) score of 0.711 (2013).