Ecuador is a country in South America bordered by Colombia, Peru, and the Pacific Ocean. The country also includes the Galapagos Islands in the Pacific west of the mainland. Ecuador has a tropical and mountainous terrain and hosts the highest active volcano in the world. The government system is a republic; the chief of state and head of government is the president. Ecuador has a mixed economic system which includes a variety of private freedom, combined with centralized economic planning and government regulation. Ecuador is a member of the Andean Community (ANCOM).
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Ecuador: U.S. Commercial Service - Country Commercial Guide
Ecuador: World Bank - Doing Business Indicators
Ecuador: BBC - Country Profile
Ecuador: U.S. Department of State - Country Travel Information