The Republic of Ecuador (which means”Republic of the Equator“) is located in the north-western portion of South America straddling the equator. Ecuador includes (620 miles west into the Pacific Ocean), the Galápagos Islands:

Ecuador is bordered by Peru on the south, and Columbia to the north with the capital city being Quito (population 2+ million). Sarah will be located somewhere near Quito or neighboring provinces (red outlines in map below):

For information on the political and economic aspects of Ecuador, see the US State Department Ecuador information page.

For information on the history and culture of Ecuador, see the Wikipedia Ecuador page.

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