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The Galapagos Islands information

General  Information:
Province: Galapagos
Capital City: Puerto Baquerizo Moreno
Population: 25.124 inhabitants
Land area : 8000km2
Marine area : 138.000 km2
Populated inslands:  San cristobal, Santa cruz, Isabela, Floreana, Baltra
Galapagos National ärk : 97% od the surface
Galapagos Marine Reserve : 40 miles


Travel Information about Galapagos

Natural History of Galapagos

The Galápagos Islands are an archipelago of volcanic islands. The Galapagos Islands constitute one of the most complexes, diverse and unique oceanic archipielagos in the world that still maintains its ecosystems and biodiversity without great  alterations. Its location and geographical isolation, as well as its biological wealth and the evolutionary processes reflected in its fauna and unique flora, have made them worthy or world recognition.

The Galapagos Islands are located on the equatorial line of the Pacific Ocean, 1000 km to the west of Continental  Ecuador. It consists of more than 13 major islands, 6 small islands and more than 107 islets and rocks. The islands maintain several habitats with special characteristics that act as refuges for food and reproduction of different terrestrial and marine animals.


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