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What is now Ecuador formed part of the northern Inca Empire until the Spanish conquest in 1533. Quito became a seat of Spanish colonial government in 1563 and part of the Viceroyalty of New Granada in 1717. The territories of the Viceroyalty - New Granada (Colombia), Venezuela, and Quito - gained their independence between 1819 and 1822 and formed a federation known as Gran Colombia. When Quito withdrew in 1830, the traditional name was changed in favor of the "Republic of the Equator." Between 1904 and 1942, Ecuador lost territories in a series of conflicts with its neighbors. A border war with Peru that flared in 1995 was resolved in 1999. Although Ecuador marked 30 years of civilian governance in 2004, the period was marred by political instability. Protests in Quito contributed to the mid-term ouster of three of Ecuador's last four democratically elected Presidents. In late 2008, voters approved a new constitution, Ecuador's 20th since gaining independence. General elections, under the new constitutional framework, were held in April 2009, and voters re-elected President Rafael CORREA.


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  Ecuador (Quito):


  GPS points from Ecuador (Quito)

Puerto De Balao Grande Provincia Del Guayas

Pueblo Nuevo Provincia De Loja

Rio Salado Provincia Del Azuay

Santa Rosa Provincia De Imbabura

Rio Polo Provincia Del Azuay

Cerro De Gradas Provincia Del Azuay

La Huaca Provincia De Loja

Moradillas Provincia De Zamora Chinchipe




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