• M. Epstein
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The Republic of Ecuador is situated in the north-west of South America, with about one-fifth of its area lying north of the Equator. It is bounded on the north by Colombia, on the south by Peru and Brazil, on the east by Colombia and Brazil, and on the west by the Pacific Ocean and Peru. Was constituted May 11, 1830, following the war of independence against the Spanish power in South America. Known originally as the Presidency of Quito, it withdrew from the original Republic oi Colombia, founded by Simon Bolivar by uniting the Presidency of Quito to the Vice-Royalty of New Granada (now Colombia) and the Captaincy-General of Venezuela. The Presidency of Quito became the Republic of Ecuador.


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Books of Reference

Ecuador.: Statistical and other Books of Reference concerning Ecuador.: 1. Official Publications.

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