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This small country at the tippy top of South America is home to four different climate zones–making it diverse, unique, and amazing.

This Ecuador Lapbook will help your student to learn about Ecuador’s geography, cities, climate, agriculture, flag, population, animals, and language.

Ecuador Lapbook Information

Official Name: Republic of Ecuador

Size: 109,483 square miles

Capital: Quito

Official Language: Spanish

Currency: U.S. dollar

Religions: 95% Roman Catholic, 5% other

Climate: Because Ecuador has different land regions, it has many different climates. Ecuador is tropical along the coast and in the Amazonian jungle lowlands; it is cooler inland and in the mountains.

Land Regions:
Ecuador hosts four different land regions.
1. The Andes Mountains
The mountains run through the center of Ecuador, and they are known as the Avenue of the Volcanoes which is home to the world’s tallest active volcano, Chimborazo.

2. The Coast
The coast borders the Pacific Ocean and is home to Ecuador’s shrimp industry and some popular beaches.

3. The Eastern Jungle
Here you will find part of the Amazon jungle which houses 1,500 species of birds and more than 400 different kinds of trees.

4. The Galapagos Islands
The islands are found off of the coast of Ecuador. Some of the most unique animals of the word can be found in the Galapagos Islands.

Agriculture: Bananas, coffee, cocoa, and shrimp.

Population: For current information, use this website: Population of Countries

Comparing Times: To compare the time in the capital city to the time where you live, use this website: The World Clock

Sight Seeing Guide: Your student will need to research the cities in order to complete the mini-book.

Animal Cards & Pocket: Your student will need to research the animals in order to complete the mini-book.

Make a Salt Dough Map: Add to your Ecuador lapbook study by making a salt dough map of Ecuador.

National Geographic has an amazing Ecuador page for your student to explore.

How to Get Started with Your Ecuador Lapbook

Follow these simple instructions to get started with the Ecuador Lapbook.

  1. If you want, go to your local library and check out books about Ecuador.
  2. Print the Ecuador Lapbook.
  3. Choose and prepare the lapbook mini-books you want to use with your student.
  4. Enjoy a week of reading and learning all about Ecuador.

Download Your Ecuador Lapbook

Simply click the image below to grab your free copy of the Ecuador Lapbook.

Ecuador Lapbook

More South America Geography Resources

In addition to our geography lapbooks, we have other resources set in South America. Check out these:

The Great Kapok Tree Unit Study & Lapbook
Brazil Lapbook
Argentina Lapbook