Ecuador Index 2006
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Ecuador Introduction - 2006
SOURCE: 2006 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK
The "Republic of the Equator" was one of three countries that emerged from the collapse of Gran Colombia in 1830 (the others are Colombia and Venezuela). Between 1904 and 1942, Ecuador lost territories in a series of conflicts with its neighbors. A border war with Peru that flared in 1995 was resolved in 1999. Although Ecuador marked 25 years of civilian governance in 2004, the period has been marred by political instability. Seven presidents have governed Ecuador since 1996.
NOTE: The information regarding Ecuador on this page is re-published from the 2006 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Ecuador Introduction 2006 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Ecuador Introduction 2006 should be addressed to the CIA.