Who settled in Ecuador?
Spanish conquistadors, led by Francisco Pizarro, arrived in Ecuador in 1531. The Spanish then founded two hugely significant cities Guayaquil and Quito, which still exist today.
What countries colonized Ecuador?
The territory was colonized by Spain during the 16th century, achieving independence in 1820 as part of Gran Colombia, from which it emerged as its own sovereign state in 1830.
When did people start settling in Ecuador?
The first Spanish settlement in Ecuador was established in 1534 at Quito on the site of an important Incan town of the same name. Another settlement was established four years later near the river Guayas in Guayaquil.
Is Ecuador a third world country?
In summary, Ecuador is a third-world country. It meets the standards that are currently used to describe third-world countries. The country has high rates of poverty, a high infant mortality rate, poor prison conditions, and poor education levels.
Is Ecuador a safe country?
The short answer is YES, Ecuador is safe, as long as you take proper care. Ecuador is as safe as most other developing countries, and cities like Quito to be as safe as most major cities in the world, but with the general proviso that you should always travel with care and common sense, and be streetwise.