Galápagos Province

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Galápagos
Provincia de Galápagos
Province
Province o Galápagos

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Nickname(s): ARCHIPIELAGO OF GALAPAGOS
Location o Galápagos Province
Cantons o Galápagos Province
Kintra Ecuador
Creatit 18 Februar 1973
Named for Galápagos Islands
Caipital Puerto Baquerizo Moreno
Cantons
Government
 • Govrenor Jorge Torres (2008-)
Area
 • Province 45,000 km2 (17,000 sq mi)
 • Land 8,010 km2 (3,090 sq mi)
Highest elevation 1,710 m (5,610 ft)
Lowest elevation 0 m (0 ft)
Population (2006)
 • Province 19,184
 • Density 0.43/km2 (1.1/sq mi)
 • Urban 16,317
  Galápagos wis the anerlie province measured in the 2006 census.
Time zone GALT (UTC-6)
Area code(s) (0)5


Galápagos
Galápagos

Galápagos is a province o Ecuador in the kintra's Insular region, locatit approximately 1,000 km (620 mi) aff the wastren coast o the mainland. The caipital is Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

The province admeenisters the Galápagos Islands, a group o tiny volcanic islands that sit on the equator. The Galápagos Islands hae for centuries captured the interest of people frae aw ower the globe acause o its unique biodiversity that wis made famous bi Charles Darwin an his theory o evolution.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

It is estimatit that the islands wur formit 8 million years ago as a result o tectonic activity on the seabed. The airchipelago wis likely inhabitit lang ago: the splorer Thor Heyerdahl in 1963 reported that he foond the Inca airchaeological steids an objects. The Galapagos Islands wur discovered bi chance on 10 Mairch 1535, when the Dominican friar Fray Tomas de Berlanga, Bishop o Panama, went tae Peru in pursuance o an order o the Spainyie monarch, Charles V, tae arbitrate in a dispute atween Francisco Pizarro an his subordinates efter the conquest o the Inca Empire. Acause o a calm an strang currents, the ship o Bishop wis draggit tae the Galapagos. In chronicling his adventur, directit frae Portoviejo Emperor Charles V on the discovery o the Galapagos Islands, Berlanga describit the bleak desert conditions in the islands an the giant tortoises that inhabitit them.

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Cantons[eedit | eedit soorce]

The province is dividit in three cantons, each encompassin a number o islands. They are:

Canton Pop. Aurie
(km²)
Caipital Principal islands
Isabela 1,780 5,367 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 8,010 Puerto Baquerizo Moreno [1]

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References[eedit | eedit soorce]

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

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