Ecuador (Quechua: Ikwadur), officially the Republic of Ecuador (Spanish: República del Ecuador, which literally translates as "Republic of the Equator"; Quechua: Ikwadur Ripuwlika), is a country in northwestern South America, bordered by Colombia on the north, Peru on the east and south, and the Pacific Ocean to the west. Ecuador also includes the Galápagos Islands in the Pacific, about 1,000 kilometers west of the mainland. The capital city is Quito, while the largest city is Guayaquil.
Measures of Freedom
2016: Status: Partly Free, Aggregate Score: 59, Political Rights: 3, Civil Liberties: 3
2014: 6.60, Rank: 97, Personal Freedom: 7.43, Economic Freedom: 5.76, Democracy Index: 5.57
2014: 5.76, Rank: 142
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