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Provinz Galápagos, Ecuador
Provinz Galápagos, Ecuador

Provinz Galápagos

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Capital: Quito

Location: Western South America, bordering the Pacific Ocean at the Equator, between Colombia and Peru

Government: Republic of Ecuador

Currency: United States Dollar (USD)

Area: 283,561 sq km

Population: 17,093,159 (July 2021 est.)

Languages: Spanish (Castilian) 93% (official), Quechua 4.1%, other indigenous 0.7%, foreign 2.2%; note - (Quechua and Shuar are official languages of intercultural relations; other indigenous languages are in official use by indigenous peoples in the areas they inhabit) (2010 est.)

Religion: Roman Catholic 74%, Evangelical 10.4%, Jehovah's Witness 1.2%, other 6.4% (includes Church of Jesus Christ, Buddhist, Jewish, Spiritualist, Muslim, Hindu, indigenous, African American, Pentecostal), atheist 7.9%, agnostic 0.1% (2012 est.)

TimeZone: UTC-5

Tel Code: +593

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