Ecuador, EHK wuh dawr, is one of the smallest countries of South American and lies on the west coast of the continent between Colombia and Peru.  The equator crosses Ecuador and gives this country its name; Ecuador is the Spanish word for equator.  Quito, is the capital and it lies more than nine thousand feet above sea level on the Andean plateau.  The country has three regions: (1) the Coastal Lowland, which are flat plains along the Pacific coast, (2) the Andes Highland, often called the Sierra, makes up about a fourth of Ecuador, and (3) The Eastern Lowland, covers half the country and is a region of thick tropical forests in the eastern foothills of the Andes and in part of the Amazon River Basin.  The Galapagos Islands, a group of islands about six hundred miles off the coast, belong to Ecuador.  These islands are known for their strange animals and plants.  Most of what is now Ecuador once made up part of the Inca Indian empire.  Spanish conquerors overthrew the empire in 1534 and ruled the country for almost three hundred years; Ecuador gained its independence in 1830.  Ecuador began printing their stamps in 1865, with the printing of stamps of Mary, and the Nativity in 1958.

The World Book Encyclopedia, World Book, Inc., Chicago, 2000.


Mater Dolorosa-Fiftieth
 Anniversary of the
Miracle of San Gabriel
 College, Quito


Door of San Gabriel College


Door of San Gabriel College


Mater Dolorosa-Fiftieth
 Anniversary of the
Miracle of San Gabriel
 College, Quito


Virgin of Quito

 


Virgin of Quito

 


Virgin of Quito

 


Virgin of Quito

 


Virgin of Quito

 


Virgin of Quito


Virgin of Quito


Virgin of Quito


Virgin of Quito


Virgin of Quito


Virgin of Quito


Pope Paul VI and Nativity

 


Pope Paul VI and
Virgin
 of Mercy


Pope Paul VI and
Virgin
and Child

 


Virgin and Child


Holy Family


Madonna and Child


Assumption of the Virgin 


Madonna and Child
 Enthroned


Madonna and Child

Legend:  SCOTT = Standard Postage Stamp Catalogue issued by: Scott Publishing Co.
             Y&T = Catalogue Yvert et Tellier
              B/F = Bloc/Feuillet

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