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Republic of Ecuador (Ecuador)

Ecuador

Also known as: Ecuador (Deutsch, español, Italiano), l'Équateur (français), Ekwador (polski), Equador (Português), 厄瓜多爾 (正體中文), エクアドル (日本語), Aequatoria (latine)

Continent: South America

Capital: Quito

Area: 276,841 km²

Population: 16,290,913

Patron Saints: Sacred Heart of Jesus, Our Lady of Quinche

Religions: Roman Catholic 74%, Evangelical 10.4%, Jehovah's Witness 1.2%, other 6.4% (includes Mormon Buddhist, Jewish, Spiritualist, Muslim, Hindu, indigenous religions, African American religions, Pentecostal), atheist 7.9%, agnostic 0.1%

Languages: Spanish (Castilian) 93% (official), Quechua 4.1%, other indigenous 0.7%, foreign 2.2%

Ethnic Groups: mestizo (mixed Amerindian and white) 71.9%, Montubio 7.4%, Amerindian 7%, white 6.1%, Afroecuadorian 4.3%, mulatto 1.9%, black 1%, other 0.4%

Motto: Dios, patria y libertad (Spanish) (God, homeland and liberty)

Neighbouring Countries: Colombia Colombia, ↓ Peru Peru


Circumscriptions (25): Metr. Archdioceses (4), Dioceses (12), Military Ordinariates (1), Apostolic Vicariates (8)


Roman Rite (25): Aguarico, Ambato, Azogues, Babahoyo, Cuenca, Esmeraldas, Galápagos, Guaranda, Guayaquil, Ibarra, Latacunga, Loja, Machala, Méndez, Napo, Obispado Castrense del Ecuador, Portoviejo, Puyo, Quito, Riobamba, San Jacinto, San Miguel de Sucumbíos, Santo Domingo, Tulcán, Zamora


by Type | by Name | by Ecclesiastical Province
Changes in Circumscriptions | Former Circumscriptions


CardinalsCardinals (0 electors/1 total): Cardinal Raúl Eduardo Vela Chiriboga (84)Vela Chiriboga (84) | All Cardinals

BishopsBishops: by Age | by Name | by Precedence | Jubilarians | Recent Events


Special Churches Special Churches: Cathedrals Cathedrals (26), Basilicas Basilicas (12), National Shrines National Shrines (7), World Heritage Churches World Heritage Churches (4)

Documents and Celebrations Documents and Celebrations


Papal Visits


Apostolic Nunciature: Ecuador Link Archbishop Andrés Carrascosa Coso (62)

Conference of Bishops: Conferencia Episcopal Ecuatoriana Link Bishop Eugenio Arellano Fernández, M.C.C.J. (74)

International Meeting of Bishops’ Conferences: Consejo Episcopal Latinoamericano (C.E.L.A.M.) LinkTwitter Feed Cardinal Jesús Rubén Salazar Gómez (76)


as of 2018.11.18

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