Galápagos Province

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Galápagos Province

Provincia de Galápagos
Satellite photo of the Galapagos islands
Satellite photo of the Galapagos islands
Flag of Galápagos Province
Coat of arms of Galápagos Province
Coat of arms
Archipelago of Galapagos
Location of Galápagos Province
Location of Galápagos Province
Cantons of Galápagos Province
Cantons of Galápagos Province
Coordinates: 0°33′37″S 91°2′27″W / 0.56028°S 91.04083°W / -0.56028; -91.04083Coordinates: 0°33′37″S 91°2′27″W / 0.56028°S 91.04083°W / -0.56028; -91.04083
Country Ecuador
CreatedFebruary 18, 1973
Named forGalápagos Islands
CapitalPuerto Baquerizo Moreno
 • GovernorJorge Torres (2008-)
 • Province45,000 km2 (17,000 sq mi)
 • Land8,010 km2 (3,090 sq mi)
Highest elevation
1,710 m (5,610 ft)
Lowest elevation
0 m (0 ft)
 (2010 census)
 • Province25,124
 • Density0.56/km2 (1.4/sq mi)
 • Urban
Time zoneUTC-6 (GALT)
Area code(s)(0)5
ISO 3166 codeEC-W
Vehicle registrationW
LanguagesSpanish and English
HDI (2017)0.801[1]
very high · 2nd

Galápagos (Spanish pronunciation: [ɡaˈlapaɣos]) is a province of Ecuador in the country's Insular region. It is located 1,000 km (620 mi) off the western coast of the mainland. The capital is Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

The province has the Galápagos Islands, a group of tiny volcanic islands that sit on the equator.

Political divisions[change | change source]

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

Canton Pop. Area
Capital 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 [2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Villalba, Juan. "Human Development Index in Ecuador". Scribd (in Spanish). Retrieved 2019-02-05.
  2. (in Spanish) Censo de Población y Vivienda, Galápagos 2006 Archived 2009-09-19 at the Wayback Machine. Instituto Nacional de Estadistica y Censos (INEC).