meaning of the name Ecuador?

hat does Ecuador mean and how did this South America country get its name?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Ecuador is spanish for Equator. Ecuador straddles the Equator, thus the name. There is a monument north of Quito called Mitad del Mundo that marks the Equator. There are a lot of shops and restuarants. Its kind of kitchy, but fun. If you ever get the chance, go to Ecuador! Its an amazing place.

  • 1 decade ago

    Ecuador: Spanish for Equator, so called by virtue of its geographical position.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Ecuador means Equator. It got that name because...wait for it....it's right on the equator.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    use this link for info on ecuador

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ecuador

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