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Galapagos Islands Facts

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Galapagos Islands facts

  • Name: Galapagos Islands
    (long form) Archipielago de Colon - an offshore territory of Ecuador
  • Capital City: Puerto Baquerizo Moreno (4,214 pop.)
  • Galapagos Islands Population: 25,000 (2010 est.)
  • World Populations (all countries)
  • Currency: US Dollar (USD)
    (conversion rates)


    One US Dollar
  • Ethnicity: The Galapagos Islands is one of the few places in the world without a native population. It is a mix of Ecuadorian Mestizos, Spanish descendants, American descendants, and others.
  • GDP total: $155.8 billion (Ecuador)
  • GDP per capita: $10,200 (Ecuador)
  • Land Sizes
  • Language: Spanish (official), English
  • Largest Cities: (by population) San Cristobal, Isabella, Santa Cruz, Floreana, Santiago, Baltra, Espanola, Fernandina, Genovesa
  • Name: The Galapagos Islands are named after the turtles native to the islands.
  • National Day: August 10
  • Religion: Catholic, others
  • Symbols

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