The Andean states (Spanish: Estados Andinos) are a group of nations in South America connected by the Andes mountain range. "Andean States" is sometimes used to refer to all seven countries that the Andes runs through, regions with a shared culture primarily spread during the times of the Inca Empire (such as the Quechua language and Andean cuisine), or it can be used in a geopolitical sense to designate countries in the region that are members of the Andean Community trade group and have a local (as opposed to European) cultural orientation.
- Bolivia - Territory in western South America, ruled since 2009 by the Estado Plurinacional de Bolivia
- Colombia - Territory in northwest South America, ruled since 1991 by the República de Colombia
- Ecuador - Territory in northwest South America, ruled since 2008 by the República del Ecuador
- Peru - Territory in western South America, ruled since 1993 by the República del Perú
- Venezuela - Territory in northern South America, ruled since 1999 by the República Bolivariana de Venezuela
The introductory paragraph uses material from the Wikipedia article "Andean states" as of 01 Nov 2018, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.