The name of Ecuador comes from the Equator; which divides it unevenly, putting most of the country in the Southern hemisphere. It may be the smallest Andean Country; but it has four distinct and contrasting regions. The Coast, or coastal plain, where enough bananas grow to make it the world’s largest exporter of fruit. The Sierra or highlands of the Andes, offers productive agricultural land. The Oil of the East; jungles east of the Andes, enriches the economy. The Galapagos Islands; volcanic islands, 960 kilometers west of Ecuador, encouraging their tourism income with their unique reptiles, birds and plants.