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The historic center of Cuenca, the third largest city in the country in size and economically, was also declared a World Heritage Site in 1999, for being an outstanding example of a planned inland Spanish style colonial city in the Americas.

 

Ecuador is also home to a great variety of species, many of them endemic, like those of the Galápagos islands . This species diversity makes Ecuador one of the 17 megadiverse countries in the world.

 

The new constitution of 2008 is the first in the world to recognize legally enforceable Rights of Nature, or ecosystem rights.

 

Ecuador, officially the Republic of Ecuador (Spanish: República del Ecuador, which literally translates as "Republic of the Equator") is bordered by Columbia, Peru and the Pacific Ocean. Ecuador also includes the Galápagos Islands in the Pacific, about 1,000 kilometers (620 mi) west of the mainland.