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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
Flag
Coat of arms of Galápagos Province
Coat of arms
Nickname(s): 
Archipelago of Galapagos
Location of Galápagos Province
Location of Galápagos Province
Cantons of Galápagos Province
Cantons of Galápagos Province
Country  Ecuador
Created February 18, 1973
Named for Galápagos Islands
Capital Puerto Baquerizo Moreno
Cantons
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
 (2010 census)
 • Province 25,124
 • Density 0.558/km2 (1.446/sq mi)
 • Urban
7,475
Time zone UTC-6 (GALT)
Area code(s) (0)5
ISO 3166 code EC-W
Vehicle registration W
Languages Spanish and English
HDI (2017) 0.801
very high · 2nd

Galápagos 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

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

Canton Pop. Area
(km²)
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

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