Where are the Galapagos Islands located?

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Where are the Galapagos Islands located?

Where are the Galapagos Islands located?

Pacific Ocean The Galapagos Islands are located in the Pacific Ocean about 970 km west of the coasts of South America, right on the Equator, between 1 ° 40 'latitude N and 1 ° 36' latitude S. The archipelago belongs to the Republic of 'Ecuador.

Where are the Galapagos map?

[ɡaˈlapaɡos]), also known as the Colombo Archipelago, the Ecuador Archipelago or the Colón Archipelago, are an archipelago of thirteen volcanic islands (seven major and six minor) located in the Pacific Ocean, about 1.000 kilometers from the west coast of South America, politically belonging to Ecuador, ...

What does the name Galápagos mean?

The official name of these islands is the Colombo Archipelago and in 1589 they were called "Enchanted Islands". Subsequently, the sailors of the time changed the name to Galapagos Islands inspired by the giant tortoises that inhabited the island.

Where is Barrington Island?

Santa Fe (also Barrington Island) is one of the smaller Galapagos Islands; it is located southeast of Santa Cruz. It has an area of ​​24 km² and is quite flat. It is uninhabited; there is one place, Barrington Bay in the north east, that allows tourists to land and there are three different places where they can go right.

What continent are the Galapagos on?

South America Galápagos, Islands Island group of South America, located in the Pacific off the coast of Ecuador, of which it constitutes an administrative province (Archipiélago de Colón; 8.010 km2 with 18.640 inhabitants in 2001); capital Puerto Baquerizo Moreno.

What are the Galapagos famous for?

The official name of these islands is the Colombo Archipelago and in 1589 they were called "Enchanted Islands". Subsequently, the sailors of the time changed the name to Galapagos Islands inspired by the giant tortoises that inhabited the island.

What is the continent where there are archipelagos and unique animal species?

Alongside Australia, which can be configured - it yes - as an autonomous continent (the New Continent, because it was last explored by the Europeans), Oceania includes the islands and archipelagos of the Pacific Ocean, lands scattered over vast spaces and the whose land area is instead extremely ...

Why are the Galapagos extremely rich in biodiversity?

Researchers have known for decades that the ecosystem of the area is supported by the upwelling of deep and cold waters, which are rich in nutrients and which feed the growth of phytoplankton on which the entire ecosystem is based.

What does the name Galapagos mean?

The official name of these islands is the Colombo Archipelago and in 1589 they were called "Enchanted Islands". Subsequently, the sailors of the time changed the name to Galapagos Islands inspired by the giant tortoises that inhabited the island.

Where is Fernandina Island located?

Ferdinandea is located in the Sicilian channel, an area where similar volcanoes are widespread, at coordinates 37 ° 10 ′ N 12 ° 43 ′ E, 16 nautical miles (30 km) from the coast of Sciacca and 29 nautical miles (55 km) from the island of Pantelleria. Its minimum depth is 6,9 meters below sea level.

In which continent are archipelagos and unique animal species found?

The secrets of the Galápagos. For some time now, scientists have been studying the secrets of these islands, which are located 900 km away from the coasts of Ecuador, in South America, at the basis of the luxuriance of the species.

What is the name of the Galapagos Archipelago?

Archipelago of Colombo Also known as the Archipelago of Colombo, the Galapagos are made up of 13 islets of volcanic origin, whose calderas are currently considered among the most active in the world.

When did the Galapagos Islands form?

The Galápagos is however a rather young and geologically dynamic archipelago: Española, today the oldest and most easterly island, was formed 4 million years ago; Fernandina, on the other hand, the youngest and most western, currently at the top of the hotspot, is just 700 years old.

What is part of Oceania?

Oceania (also the Newest Continent) is the continent of the Earth that includes Australia and New Zealand and most of the islands of the Pacific Ocean: Polynesia, Melanesia, Micronesia.
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