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Ecuador (-1.33977 -79.36670)
Almost all of the rivers in Ecuador form in the Sierra region and flow east toward the Amazon River or west toward the Pacific Ocean. The rivers rise from snowmelt at the edges of the snowcapped peaks or from the abundant precipitation that falls at higher elevations. In the Sierra region, the streams and rivers are narrow and flow rapidly over precipitous slopes. Rivers may slow and widen as they cross the hoyas yet become rapid again as they flow from the heights of the Andes to the lower elevations of the other regions. The highland rivers broaden as they enter the more level areas of the Costa and the Oriente.
Santo Domingo de los Tsachilas, Santo Domingo, Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas, Ecuador (-0.25585 -79.18444)
Coordinates: -0.42892 -79.42936 -0.08266 -78.83321 - Minimum elevation: 452 ft - Maximum elevation: 12,317 ft - Average elevation: 2,815 ft
Cordillera de Angamarca y Zumbagua, Cusubamba, Salcedo, Cotopaxi, Ecuador (-1.08333 -78.83333)
Coordinates: -1.10333 -78.85333 -1.06333 -78.81333 - Minimum elevation: 12,047 ft - Maximum elevation: 14,981 ft - Average elevation: 13,714 ft