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Coordinates: 0°33′37″S 91°2′27″W / 0.56028°S 91.04083°W / -0.56028; -91.04083

Galápagos
Provincia de Galápagos
—  Province  —
Province of Galápagos
Satellite photo of the Galapagos islands

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Country Ecuador
Created February 18, 1973
Named for Galápagos Islands
Capital Puerto Baquerizo Moreno
Cantons
Government
 - Governor Eliécer Cruz
Area
 - Province 45,000 km2 (17,374.6 sq mi)
 - Land 7,880 km2 (3,042.5 sq mi)
Highest elevation 1,710 m (5,610 ft)
Lowest elevation 0 m (0 ft)
Population (2006)
 - Province 19,184
 - Density 0.4/km2 (1.1/sq mi)
 - Urban 16,317
  Galápagos was the only province measured in the 2006 census.
Time zone GALT (UTC-6)
Area code(s) (0)5

Galápagos is a province of Ecuador in the country's Insular region, located approximately 600 miles off the western coast of the mainland. The capital is Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

The province administers the Galápagos Islands, a group of tiny volcanic islands that sit on the equator. The Galápagos Islands have for centuries captured the interest of people from all over the globe because of its unique biodiversity that was made famous by Charles Darwin and his theory of evolution.

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Political divisions

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Cantons

The province is divided in three cantons, each encompassing a number of islands. They are:

Canton Pop. Area
(km²)
Capital Principal islands
Isabela 1,780 5,368 Puerto Villamil Darwin, Fernandina, Isabela, Wolf
San Cristóbal 6,142 849 Puerto Baquerizo Moreno Española, Floreana, Genovesa, San Cristóbal, Santa Fe
Santa Cruz 11,262 1,794 Puerto Ayora Baltra, Bartolomé, Marchena, North Seymour, Pinta, Pinzón, Rábida, Santa Cruz, Santiago
Galápagos 19,184 8011 Puerto Baquerizo Moreno [1]

See also

References

  1. ^ (Spanish) Censo de Población y Vivienda, Galápagos 2006. Instituto Nacional de Estadistica y Censos (INEC).

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