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Ecuador

Facts & Figures

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  • Capital City: Quito
  • Population: 12m
  • Languages: Spanish, Quichua
  • Team Nickname: La Tri or La Tricolor (the tricolour), or Los Amarillos (the yellows)
  • Official Team Web Site (in Spanish)
  • Best World Cup Finals Performance: Knockout Round (2006)
  • Best Copa America Performance: 4th place (1993)
  • Official Fifa Ranking: 22 (February 2017)

Ideas for an Ecuadorian Themed Football Party

Ecuador derives its name from the Equator, which passes through the country just north of the capital Quito. The country is quite diverse geographically and in terms of climate, with a large coastal region, the high-altitude Andes which run North-South roughly through the middle of the country, and the Amazonian basin to the East. The Galapagos Islands also form part of Ecuadorian territory.

People have been living in what is now Ecuador for many centuries, and certainly for a long time before the region came under the control of the Incas. The culture of Ecuador reflects a mix of the traditions of these native peoples and the Spanish, who arrived in the 16th century.

Ecuadorian Party Decorations

  • Decorate yourself and your room with Ecuador shirts, flags and scarves. There are a few options on the right of this page, or you could try:
  • If you're serving food, search for yellow, blue and red table covers, napkins, plates, cups and cutlery on our General Party Decorations Page
  • For bunting, flags, balloons and more Ecuadorian Party Decorations Ideas, visit our American Flags & Decorations Page
  • As for colour schemes, in addition to the above ideas, anything else you can find in yellow, blue and red will help create the right atmosphere

Food for an Ecuador Themed Party

Ecuadorian cuisine is diverse, and to some extent varies by region, as the locally available produce is markedly different between the Amazonian basin, the high Andes and the coastal zone. Most people follow the traditional three course meal of soup, a course that includes rice and a protein, and then dessert and coffee to finish, particularly if they are entertaining. In the mountainous areas pork (especially roast pork served with potatoes), chicken, and guinea pig are popular and are served with rice or potatoes. Near the coast, seafood is of course very popular, with fish, prawns and ceviche being particularly popular. Plantains are also used frequently, and peanut- and coconut-based dishes are particularly popular in the coastal areas. In the Amazonian basin, fruits such as bananas, mangoes and passion fruit are found in abundance and form an important part of the diet, as does cassava. Like elsewhere in South America, Empanadas are universally popular.

Starters/Nibbles & Accompaniements

Main Courses

Drink for an Ecuadorian Themed Party

Aguardiente (made from sugar cane) is probably the most popular local spirit. In the high-altitude areas it is often used to make canelazo, a warm cocktail which is perfect for those chilly Andean nights! If you prefer something cooler, however, Aguardiente can be used to make a variety of more traditional or well-known cocktails where white rum would usually be used; or, if you prefer, just make the white rum cocktails!

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