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 1 Nov 2018, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.