Updated: Oct 2, 2022
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Ecuador, or officially the Republic of Ecuador.
Ecuador is located in South America. Bordered by Colombia on the north, Peru on the east and south, and the Pacific Ocean on the west.
Reason for Naming the country
Ecuador means “equator” in Spanish. It may not surprise you to find out that the country is called this because the equator runs through it. The official name of the country is 'República del Ecuador' (Republic of the Equator). In fact, Ecuador is the only country in the world named after a geographical feature.