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Ecuador Gains Independence from Gran Colombia (1830)

Prior to the arrival of the Spaniards, Ecuador was controlled by the Inca empire. Francisco Pizarro's subordinate, Benalcázar, entered the area in 1533. Not finding the wealth of the mythical El Dorado, he and other conquistadors moved restlessly on, and the region became a colonial backwater. Ecuador remained under Spanish control until 1822, when it was joined to Gran Colombia. With the dissolution of that union in 1830, Ecuador gained its independence. Why is 1859 called the "Terrible Year"? More...
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By 1859—known by Ecuadorian historians as the Terrible Year—the nation was on the brink of anarchy. Local caudillos had declared several regions autonomous of the central government known as Jefaturas Supremas.
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Ecuador Independence Day – celebrating on August 10th. From Spain.
Along with Colombia and Panama became a part of the confederation of Greater Colombia. Ecuador gained its independence in 1830 after the collapse of Greater Colombia. It was now known as the Republic of Ecuador.
But, 10th August has been celebrated as Independence Day in Ecuador. Numerous programs are organized to observe this day in different parts of the country, especially in the capital city of Quito. It also marks the anniversary of the Battle of Pichincha that was fought in Quito. It turned the tables for the invading Spanish army as the local armies succeeded in defeat them. This begun the era of political autonomy in Ecuador.

Independence Plaza Quito
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