Galápagos Province

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Provincia de Galápagos
Province o Galápagos
Banner o Galápagos
Location o Galápagos Province
Location o Galápagos Province
Cantons o Galápagos Province
Cantons o Galápagos Province
Creatit18 Februar 1973
Named forGalápagos Islands
CaipitalPuerto Baquerizo Moreno
 • GovrenorJorge Torres (2008-)
 • Province45000 km2 (17,000 sq mi)
 • Laund8010 km2 (3,090 sq mi)
Highest elevation
1710 m (5,610 ft)
Lowest elevation
0 m (0 ft)
 • Province19,184
 • Density0.43/km2 (1.1/sq mi)
 • Urban
 Galápagos wis the anerlie province measured in the 2006 census.
Time zoneUTC-6 (GALT)
Area code(s)(0)5

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 o fowk 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 reportit 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 nummer o islands. Thay are:

Canton Pop. Aurie
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. (in Spaingie) Censo de Población y Vivienda, Galápagos 2006 Archived 2009-09-19 at the Wayback Machine. Instituto Nacional de Estadistica y Censos (INEC).

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