Definition/Scope: Country of northwestern South America. It straddles part of the Andes Mountains and occupies part of the Amazon basin. Lying on the Equator, from which its name derives, it borders Colombia to the north, Peru to the east and the south, and the Pacific Ocean to the west.
Used For:Republic of Ecuador
Broader Terms:independent states (by name)
Narrower Terms:Galapagos Islands
Related Terms:IMF members