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Geography of Ecuador

Ecuador is a country in western South America, bordering the Pacific Ocean at the Equator, for which the country is named. Ecuador encompasses a wide range of natural formations and climates, from the desert-like southern coast to the snowcapped peaks of the Andes mountain range to the plains of the Amazon Basin. Cotopaxi in Ecuador is one of the world's highest active volcanos, it has a large series of rivers that follow the southern border and spill into the northwest area of Peru. Ecuador is located on the west by the Pacific Ocean, has 2,237 km of coastline, it has 2237 km of land boundaries, with Peru in the east and south. 276,841 km2 is 6,720 km2 water. Ecuador is one of the smaller countries in South America smaller than the U. S. state of Nevada. It has the 29th largest exclusive economic zone of 1,077,231 km2 which includes the Galápagos Islands; the capital and second most-populous city is Quito, with a population of 1.4 million. The most-populous city is Guayaquil. Other important cities include Cuenca, Portoviejo and Loja.

Ecuador is divided into three continental regions—the Costa and Oriente —and one insular region, the Galápagos Islands. The continental regions extend the length of the country from north to south and are separated by the Andes Mountains; the Galápagos are located 1,000 km west of the Ecuadorian coast. They are noted for their association with Charles Darwin, whose observation of animals here during the voyage of the Beagle led to his formation of the theory of natural selection as a means of evolution; the islands have witnessed a large number of travelers over recent years. As a result, various hotels and restaurants are now flourishing in the area offering tour packages and cruise services. Special species that could be found here include blue footed boobies and many more. Internal flight services from Ecuador to Galápagos are available for tourists making it more convenient for guests from outside; the western coastal area of Ecuador borders the Pacific Ocean to the west, encompasses a broad coastal plain, rises to the foothills of the Andes Mountains to the east.

It is estimated that 98% of the native forest of coastal Ecuador has been eliminated in favor of cattle ranching and other agricultural production, including banana and coffee plantations. The forest fragments that still survive are found along the coastal mountain ranges of Mache-Chindul, Jama-Coaque, Chongon-Colonche, include tropical dry forest, tropical wet forest, tropical moist evergreen forest, premontane cloud forest, mangrove forest. Collectively known as the Pacific Equatorial Forest, these forest remnants are considered the most endangered tropical forest in the world, are part of the Tumbes-Choco-Magdalena biodiversity hotspot. Guayaquil, located on the southern part of the coast is the biggest city in the country. On the north coast of Ecuador the port of Balao in Esmeraldas is used for oil export and the port of Manta was used by the United States Air Force as a control point for narcotics traffic control until 2009; the central belt of Ecuador that includes the Andes Mountains, inland from the coast.

The northern Ecuadorian Andes are divided into three parallel cordilleras which run in what is similar to an S-shape from north to south: the western and eastern cordilleras. The cordilleras were formed earlier in the Cenozoic era, as the Nazca Plate has subducted underneath the South American Plate and has raised the mountain range. In the south, the cordilleras are not well defined. Quito, the capital city, is located in a high mountain valley on the foothills of the [; the town of [ features [s swimming pools on the foothills of the Tungurahua in the Central Cordillera. The road from Baños to Puyo has long been known for its narrowness and sheer drops; the most important east-west road across the Andes is the road from Quito to Lago Agrio, paved for most of its length yet is traveled by tractor-trailers—and the Trans-Ecuadorian Oil Pipeline serves as the guardrail for long stretches of this road. Chimborazo inactive the furthest point from the Earth's center. Cotopaxi is the tallest active volcano in the world.

Illiniza Tungurahua It is an active volcano in eruption since 1998 near Baños-Tunguragua Pichincha volcano overlooking QuitoPartial, incomplete table of volcanoes in the north of the Ecuadorian Andes, from north to south: Much of the Oriente is tropical moist broadleaf forest, on the east slopes of the Andes Mountains and descending into the Amazon Basin, with strikingly different upland rainforest with steep, rugged ridges and cascading streams and lowland rainforest. The oil fields are located in the Amazon basin, headquartered at Lago Agrio; some 38% of Ecuador's land is forested, despite a 1.5% annual deforestation rate remains one of the mo

KMFM West Kent

KMFM West Kent is an Independent Local Radio serving the towns of Sevenoaks, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Dartford and the surrounding areas of the South East of England. It is the West Kent region of the KMFM radio network, containing local advertisements and sponsorships for the area amongst a countywide schedule of programming. KMFM West Kent launched on 8 July 1995 as KFM, broadcasting on 96.2 and 101.6 FM and owned by Kent and Sussex Radio. As well as West Kent, the station included parts of East Sussex, such as Crowborough, in its broadcast area; the station was purchased by DMG Radio and subsequently re-branded to Mercury FM in December 1999. A year DMG sold their radio assets to GWR who, in 2002, sold the station to the KM Group following a readvertising of the licence; the station was re-branded to KMFM West Kent in September that year. The station moved its studios and presenters, along with those of KMFM Maidstone, to the KMFM Medway studios in 2008, following Ofcom approval; the sales team are still based at the KM office in Tonbridge.

The KM Group were awarded a four-year extension of the licence, to 7 July 2015, in March 2010. Like the rest of the KMFM network; the station was relaunched in September 2010 with new jingles, schedule changes and more emphasis on music. The KMFM network switched to a contemporary hit radio format in 2012 following the merging of KMFM Extra with KMFM; the music now focuses on Top 40 hits, contains a lot more dance and R&B than before. All programming across the KMFM network is now shared across all seven stations following OFCOM approval in February 2012; the local breakfast show, by the only local show on the station, was replaced by a county-wide show on 12 March 2012. Until 2007 KMFM West Kent produced its own programmes during daytimes, before it joined up with KMFM Maidstone to network all programmes other than breakfast; the stations joined together with KMFM Medway to create a West Kent network in April 2009, before all programmes apart from weekday/Saturday breakfast and Sunday afternoons were networked across all KMFM stations in September 2009.

In July 2010, Saturday breakfast and Sunday afternoons became networked. The breakfast show for Maidstone was merged with that of West Kent in January 2011. News bulletins come from the KMFM News Centre in the Medway studios. National news bulletins come from Sky News Radio at times. Traffic and travel updates are broadcast. Tony Blackburn Dave Pearce Johnny Lewis Myma Seldon Benedict Smith Melanie Sykes KMFM West Kent

Sing My Song (season 3)

Sing My Song was broadcast on CCTV-3 from January 29, 2016 to April 8, 2016, presented by Yang Fan. Yu Quan, Mavis Fan, Liu Huan and David Tao were the four judges of this season; the winner was Mountain People band of Liu Huan team and Wang Wu of David Tao team was the runner-up. A special rule was added from season 2, each tutor has 3 chances to press the "straight access" button. If a contestant is chosen by that button of any tutor and they choose that tutor, they can pass directly the selection round after. Episode 1 on CCTV's official YouTube channel Episode 2 on CCTV's official YouTube channel Episode 3 on CCTV's official YouTube channel Episode 4 on CCTV's official YouTube channel Episode 5 on CCTV's official YouTube channel Episode 6 on CCTV's official YouTube channel This part was broadcast at the end of episode 6; each tutor must choose 6 best performances between their 12 choices after the blind audition. 6 contestant groups, who are chosen by tuteur, advance in the composer round and their music products will be in their tutor album.

In each team, six contestants divided into three pairs, each contestant of each pair had to compose a new song following the title of, a Chinese film or Chinese television series, chosen by their tutor they performed their new songs on the same stage. The winner of each pair, selected by their tutor, could be advanced to the next round; the three other tutors could voted for the song that they liked to listen but it didn't have any influence on the principal team tutor's choice. Episode 7 on CCTV's official YouTube channel Episode 8 on CCTV's official YouTube channel The four tutors have made together a lucky drawing to search the opposite team for their team, so the result was the battle between Liu Huan team and David Tao team, between Mavis Fan team and Yu Quan team; the contestant in each battle pair was decided by their team tutor. The six final winners of this round represented their teams to perform on the final stage; because the format of this battle is direct elimination, so impossible to ignore the case that a team would be all eliminated or would be all advanced.

Few Sing My Song's ex-contestants appeared in the media jury panel like Wang Xiaotian, Su Yunying, Luo Er. Episode 9 on CCTV's official YouTube channel Episode 10 on CCTV's official YouTube channel Episode 11 on CCTV's official YouTube channel The six contestants could chosen the best of their songs in the previous rounds to perform one by one, with their tutor or their tutor guest. After the 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th performance, the audience have voted directly to eliminate a contestant of the triple at this moment; the two last contestants with their songs was voted publicly by 101 media juries. The song that won the highest vote would take the title "Best Chinese Song of the Year", that contestant would become the winner and would take the final cup of Sing My Song. Top 10 songs was synthesized on internet by votes of the spectators; each winner receive a blue trophy symbolized the G-clef in music