How did Ecuador become Ecuador?

When did Ecuador become Ecuador?

Ecuador

Republic of Ecuador República del Ecuador (Spanish) Chawpipacha Ripuwlika (Quechua) Ekuatur Nunka (Shuar)
Legislature National Assembly
Independence
• Declared August 10, 1809
• from Spain May 24, 1822

Who was the first person in Ecuador?

The earliest people were hunters-gatherers and fishermen. Around 6,000 BC cultures in the region were among the first to begin farming. The Ingas lived in the Sierra near present-day Quito between 9000 and 8000 BC along an ancient trade route. Mortar, Jaguar Valdivia, South Coast (4000 BCE to 1500 BCE).

Who established 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.

Why did Ecuador become a country?

Invading from Colombia in 1822, the armies of Simón Bolívar and Antonio José de Sucre came to the aid of Ecuadoran rebels, and on May 24 Sucre won the decisive Battle of Pichincha on a mountain slope near Quito, thus assuring Ecuadoran independence.

Did the Inca live in Ecuador?

Ecuador under Incan rule

The history of Ecuador is better known from the point of the Inca expansion than during the Pre-Columbian era. In 1463, the Inca warrior Pachacuti and his son Tupac Yupanqui began the incorporation of Ecuador into Inca rule.

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Who lived in Ecuador before the Incas?

The people known as the Valdivia, who occupied the Santa Elena Peninsula over 5500 years ago, are recognized as creating Ecuador’s first stable settlement and non-nomadic culture.