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Janet Solis

New York, New York, United States

Product Design

Member since September 08, 2008

  • ECUADOR STADISTICS

    Education, Industrial Design

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    Location:
    Western South America, bordering the Pacific Ocean at the Equator, between Colombia and Peru

    Geographic coordinates: 2 00 S, 77 30 W

    Map references: South America

    Area:
    total: 283,560 sq km land: 276,840 sq km water: 6,720 sq km note: includes Galapagos Islands

    Area - comparative: slightly smaller than Nevada

    Land boundaries:
    total: 2,010 km border countries: Colombia 590 km, Peru 1,420 km

    Coastline:
    2,237 km

    Maritime claims:
    territorial sea: 200 nm continental shelf: 100 nm from 2,500 meter isobath

    Climate:
    tropical along coast, becoming cooler inland at higher elevations; tropical in Amazonian jungle lowlands

    Terrain:
    coastal plain (costa), inter-Andean central highlands (sierra), and flat to rolling eastern jungle (oriente)

    Elevation extremes: lowest point: Pacific Ocean 0 m highest point: Chimborazo 6,267 m

    Natural resources:
    petroleum, fish, timber, hydropower

    Land use:
    arable land: 5.71% permanent crops: 4.81% other: 89.48% (2005)

    Irrigated land: 8,650 sq km (2003)

    Natural hazards:
    frequent earthquakes, landslides, volcanic activity; floods; periodic droughts

    Environment - current issues:
    deforestation; soil erosion; desertification; water pollution; pollution from oil production wastes in ecologically sensitive areas of the Amazon Basin and Galapagos Islands

    PEOPLE

    Population: 13,755,680 (July 2007 est.)

    Age structure:
    0-14 years: 32.6% (male 2,282,319/female 2,196,685) 15-64 years: 62.3% (male 4,271,848/female 4,301,149) 65 years and over: 5.1% (male 330,302/female 373,377) (2007 est.) Median age: total: 23.9 years male: 23.4 years female: 24.3 years (2007 est.)

    Population growth rate: 1.554% (2007 est.)

    Birth rate: 21.91 births/1,000 population (2007 est.)

    Death rate: 4.21 deaths/1,000 population (2007 est.)

    Net migration rate: -2.16 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2007 est.) Sex ratio: at birth: 1.05 male(s)/female under 15 years: 1.039 male(s)/female 15-64 years: 0.993 male(s)/female 65 years and over: 0.885 male(s)/female total population: 1.002 male(s)/female (2007 est.)

    Ethnic groups:
    mestizo (mixed Amerindian and white) 65%, Amerindian 25%, Spanish and others 7%, black 3%

    Religions:
    Roman Catholic 95%, other 5%

    Languages:
    Spanish (official), Amerindian languages (especially Quechua)

    Literacy:
    definition: age 15 and over can read and write total population: 91% male: 92.3% female: 89.7% (2001 census)

    International organization participation:
    CAN, CSN, FAO, G-77, IADB, IAEA, IBRD, ICAO, ICC, ICCt, ICRM, IDA, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, IHO, ILO, IMF, IMO, Interpol, IOC, IOM, IPU, ISO, ITSO, ITU, ITUC, LAES, LAIA, Mercosur (associate), MIGA, MINUSTAH, NAM, OAS, OPANAL, OPCW, PCA, RG, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNHCR, UNIDO, Union Latina, UNMIL, UNMIS, UNOCI, UNWTO, UPU, WCL, WCO, WFTU, WHO, WIPO, WMO, WTO

    Economic

    Labor force - by occupation:
    agriculture: 8% industry: 24% services: 68% (2001)

    Unemployment rate:
    10.6% official rate; but underemployment of 47% (2006 est.)

    Population below poverty line:
    38.5% (2005-06)

    Agriculture - products: bananas, coffee, cocoa, rice, potatoes, manioc (tapioca), plantains, sugarcane; cattle, sheep, pigs, beef, pork, dairy products; balsa wood; fish, shrimp

    Industries: petroleum, food processing, textiles, wood products, chemicals

    Industrial production growth rate: 5% (2006 est.)

    Exports: $13.05 billion (2006 est.)

    Exports - commodities: petroleum, bananas, cut flowers, shrimp

    Exports - partners: US 53.6%, Peru 8.2%, Colombia 5.6%, Chile 4.4% (2006)

    Imports:
    $11.33 billion (2006 est.) Imports - commodities: vehicles, medicinal products, telecommunications equipment, electricity

    Imports - partners: US 23.1%, Colombia 13.3%, Brazil 7.3%, Panama 4% (2006)

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My Interests

  • Industrial Design
  • Environmental Design
  • Communication Design
  • Fashion Design
  • Audio/Visual Design