Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Islands are a small archipelago of islands belonging to in the eastern Pacific Ocean. The islands are quite remote and isolated, lying some 1000 km west of the South American continent, and the archipelago is bisected by the Equator.

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Island, known by its Spanish name of Isla and less commonly by its English name of Albemarle Island, is the largest of the Galapagos Islands of . Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is the most important island in the Galapagos Islands archipelago, in . Photo: David Adam Kess, CC BY-SA 4.0.

San Cristóbal is the easternmost in the Galápagos archipelago, as well as one of the oldest geologically. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 4.0.

Island, also known in Spanish as Isla and less commonly by its English name of Narborough Island, is one of Galapagos Islands of . Photo: Kjehol, CC BY-SA 3.0.

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Island, also known by its Spanish names of Isla and Isla Santa Maria, and by its English name of Charles Island, is one of the Galapagos Islands of . Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY 2.0.

is one of Galapagos Islands. Located in the central part of the archipelago. Photo: Aero Icarus, CC BY-SA 2.0.

Island, also called Barrington Island after admiral Samuel Barrington, is a small of 24 square kilometres which lies in the centre of the Galápagos archipelago, to the southeast of . Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY 3.0.

Española Island is part of the Galápagos Islands. The English named it Hood Island after Viscount Samuel Hood. Photo: Hans Stieglitz, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Island, also known in Spanish as Isla or by its English name of Tower Island, is one of Galapagos Islands of . Photo: Wikimedia, Public domain.

is a small island off the east coast of in the Galápagos Islands. Photo: Pete, CC BY-SA 2.0.

Galapagos Islands

Latitude of center
-0.6111° or 0° 36' 40" south
Longitude of center
-90.6657° or 90° 39' 56.5" west
United Nations Location Code
EC GPS
Geo­Names ID
3658931

Also Known As

  • Afrikaans: Galapagos-eilande
  • Afrikaans: Galapagos eilande
  • Afrikaans: Galápagos-eilande
  • Afrikaans: Galápagos Eilande
  • Afrikaans: Galápagos Islands
  • Afrikaans: Galápagoseilende
  • Albanian: Ishujt Galapagos
  • Arabic: Kapuropod-an Galápagos
  • Arabic: أرخبيل غالاباغوس
  • Arabic: جالاباجوس
  • Arabic: جزر الغالاباغوس
  • Arabic: جزر جلاباجوس
  • Arabic: جزر غالاباغوس
  • Arabic: جلابا جوس
  • Arabic: غالاباغوس
  • Aragonese: Galapagos
  • Aragonese: Islas Galapagos
  • Armenian: Գալապագոսյան կղզիներ
  • Asturian: Islles Galápagos
  • Azerbaijani: Qalapaqos adaları
  • Basque: Galapago Uharteak
  • Basque: Galapagoak
  • Basque: Kolonen uhartedia
  • Belarusian: Архіпелаг Калон
  • Belarusian: Галапагас
  • Belarusian: Чарапашыя астравы
  • Bengali: গালাপাগোস দ্বীপপুঞ্জ
  • Bengali: গ্যালাপাগোস দ্বীপপুঞ্জ
  • Bosnian: Galapagos
  • Bosnian: Galapagos Ostrva
  • Bosnian: Galapagoska ostrva
  • Bosnian: Galapagoška Ostrva
  • Breton: Inizi Galapagos
  • Breton: Inizi Galápagos
  • Bulgarian: Галапагос
  • Bulgarian: Галапагоски острови
  • Bulgarian: Костенуркови острови
  • Bulgarian: Острови Галапагос
  • Burmese: ဂါလာပါဂိုးကျွန်းများ
  • Catalan: Galàpagos
  • Catalan: Illes Galàpagos
  • Catalan: Illes Galápagos
  • Catalan: illes Galápagos
  • Cebuano: Galapagos Islands
  • Central Kurdish: دوورگەکانی گالاپاگۆس
  • Chinese: Galápagos Kûn-tó
  • Chinese: 加拉巴哥群島
  • Chinese: 加拉帕戈斯
  • Chinese: 加拉帕戈斯群岛
  • Chinese: 加拉帕戈斯群島
  • Chinese: 科隆群岛
  • Chinese: 科隆群島
  • Croatian: Galapagos
  • Croatian: Galapagoško otočje
  • Croatian: Galápagos
  • Croatian: Otočje Galapagos
  • Croatian: Otočje Galápagos
  • Czech: Galapágy
  • Danish: Galapagos-øerne
  • Danish: Galapagos
  • Danish: Galapagosøerne
  • Danish: Galápagosøerne
  • Dhivehi: ގަލާޕެގޮސް އައިލެންޑްސް
  • Dutch: Galapagos-eilanden
  • Dutch: Galapagos Eilanden
  • Dutch: Galapagoseilanden
  • Dutch: Galapos eilanden
  • Dutch: Galápagos-eilanden
  • Dutch: Galápagoseilanden
  • English: Galapagos
  • English: Galápagos Islands
  • Esperanto: Galapaga Insularo
  • Esperanto: Galapagoj
  • Esperanto: Galapagos Insularo
  • Esperanto: Galápagos
  • Esperanto: Insuloj Galapagoj
  • Estonian: Colóni saarestik
  • Estonian: Galapagos
  • Estonian: Galapagose saared
  • Estonian: Galápagose saared
  • Faroese: Galapagos
  • Faroese: Galapagosoyggjar
  • Finnish: Galapagos-saaret
  • Finnish: Galapagos
  • Finnish: Galapagossaaret
  • Finnish: Galápagos-saaret
  • Finnish: Galápagossaaret
  • French: Archipel de Colon
  • French: Archipel de Colón
  • French: Archipel des Galapagos
  • French: Archipel des Galápagos
  • French: Archipiélago de Colon
  • French: Archipiélago de Colón
  • French: Galapagos
  • French: Galapagos Islands
  • French: Galápagos
  • French: Galápagos Islands
  • French: Iles Galapagos
  • French: Iles Galápagos
  • French: Islas de Colon
  • French: Islas de Colón
  • French: Îles Galapagos
  • French: Îles Galápagos
  • French: Îles de Colon
  • French: Îles de Colón
  • French: îles Galápagos
  • Galician: Galápagos
  • Galician: Illas Galápagos
  • Georgian: გალაპაგოსი
  • Georgian: გალაპაგოსის არქიპელაგი
  • Georgian: გალაპაგოსის კუნძულები
  • German: Archipelago de Colon
  • German: Archipielago de Colon
  • German: Archipiélago de Colón
  • German: Archipélago de Colón
  • German: Galapagos-Archipel
  • German: Galapagos-Insel
  • German: Galapagos-Inseln
  • German: Galapagosinseln
  • German: Galápagos-Archipel
  • German: Galápagos-Insel
  • German: Galápagos-Inseln
  • German: Galápagosinseln
  • German: Islas Galapagos
  • German: Kolumbusarchipel
  • Greek: Γκαλάπαγος
  • Greek: Γκαλαπάγκος
  • Greek: Νησιά Γκαλάπαγος
  • Greek: Νησιά Γκαλαπάγκος
  • Gujarati: ગેલાપાગોસ આઈલેન્ડ
  • Hebrew: איי גלאפגוס
  • Hebrew: איי גלפאגוס
  • Hebrew: איי גלפגוס
  • Hebrew: ארכיפלגו דה קולון
  • Hebrew: גלאפגוס
  • Hebrew: גלפאגוס
  • Hebrew: גלפגוס
  • Hindi: गैलापागोस द्वीप समूह
  • Hindi: गैलापागोस द्वीपसमूह
  • Hungarian: Galapagos-szigetek
  • Hungarian: Galápagos-szigetek
  • Hungarian: Galápagos Islands
  • Icelandic: Galapagos
  • Icelandic: Galapagoseyjar
  • Icelandic: Galápagos
  • Icelandic: Galápagoseyjar
  • Indonesian: Galapagos
  • Indonesian: Kepulauan Galapagos
  • Indonesian: Kepulauan Galápagos
  • Irish: Oileáin Galápagos
  • Irish: Oileáin Ghalápagos
  • Italian: Arcipelago del Colon
  • Italian: Arcipelago delle Galapagos
  • Italian: Colon
  • Italian: Galapagos
  • Italian: Galapagos Islands
  • Italian: Galápagos
  • Italian: Isole Galapagos
  • Italian: Isole Galápagos
  • Japanese: ガラパゴス諸島
  • Javanese: Kapuloan Galapagos
  • Javanese: Kapuloan Galápagos
  • Kannada: ಗಲಾಪಗಸ್ ದ್ವೀಪಗಳು
  • Kannada: ಗಲಾಪಗೋಸ್ ದ್ವೀಪಗಳು
  • Kazakh: Галапагос
  • Kazakh: Галапагос аралдары
  • Kirghiz: Галапагос
  • Korean: 갈라파고스
  • Korean: 갈라파고스 군도
  • Korean: 갈라파고스 섬
  • Korean: 갈라파고스 제도
  • Korean: 콜론 제도
  • Latin: Galapagenses Insulae
  • Latin: Galapagos
  • Latin: Insulae Galapagenses
  • Latin: Insulae Testudinariae
  • Latvian: Galapagu salas
  • Lingua Franca Nova: Isolas Galapagos
  • Lithuanian: Galapagai
  • Lithuanian: Galapagos
  • Lithuanian: Galapagų salos
  • Low German: Galapagos-Inseln
  • Low German: Galapagoseilaanden
  • Low German: Galápagos-Inseln
  • Luxembourgish: Galapagos-Inselen
  • Luxembourgish: Galapagosinselen
  • Luxembourgish: Galápagos-Inselen
  • Luxembourgish: Galápagos
  • Luxembourgish: Galápagosinselen
  • Macedonian: Галапагос
  • Malay: Kepulauan Galapagos
  • Malay: Kepulauan Galápagos
  • Malayalam: ഗാലപ്പഗോസ് ദ്വീപുകൾ
  • Maltese: Galapagos
  • Maltese: Galapágos
  • Maltese: Gżejjer Galapagos
  • Maltese: Il-Galapagos
  • Maori: Moutere Galápagos
  • Marathi: गालापागोस
  • Marathi: गालापागोस द्वीपसमूह
  • Marathi: गॅलापागोस
  • Min Nan Chinese: Colón Kûn-tó
  • Min Nan Chinese: Galápagos Kûn-tó
  • Minangkabau: Kapulauan Galapagos
  • Mongolian: Галапагосын Арлууд
  • Nepali: गालापागोस टापुहरू
  • Nepali: गालापागोस टापू
  • Norwegian: Galápagosøyene
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Galapagos-øyene
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Galapagos
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Galapagosøyene
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Galápagos-øyene
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Galápagos
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Galápagosarkipel
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Galápagosarkipelet
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Galápagosøyene
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Galapagos-øyane
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Galapagos
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Galapagosøyane
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Galapagosøyene
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Galápagos-øyane
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Galápagos-øyene
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Galápagos-øygruppa
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Galápagos
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Galápagos Islands
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Galápagosøyane
  • Occitan (post 1500): Galápagos
  • Occitan (post 1500): Illas Galápagos
  • Panjabi: ਗਲਾਪਾਗੋਸ ਦੀਪ ਸਮੂਹ
  • Persian: جزایر گالاپاگس
  • Persian: جزایر گالاپاگوس
  • Persian: مجمع‌الجزایر گالاپاگوس
  • Persian: گالاپاگس
  • Persian: گالاپاگوس
  • Pitcairn-Norfolk: Galapagas Ailen
  • Polish: Galapagos
  • Polish: Wyspy Galapagos
  • Polish: Wyspy Galápagos
  • Polish: Wyspy Żółwie
  • Portuguese: Arquipélago de Colombo
  • Portuguese: Arquipélago de Galápagos
  • Portuguese: Galápagos
  • Portuguese: Galápagos Islands
  • Portuguese: Ilha de Galápagos
  • Portuguese: Ilhas Galápagos
  • Portuguese: Islas Galápagos
  • Quechua: Galápagos
  • Quechua: Islas Galápagos
  • Quechua: Yawatisuyu
  • Romanian: Arhipelagul Galapagos
  • Romanian: Galapagos
  • Romanian: Insulele Galápagos
  • Romanian: Insulele galapagos
  • Russian: Галапагос
  • Russian: Галапагосские острова
  • Russian: Галапагосский архипелаг
  • Russian: Черепашьи острова
  • Saterfriesisch: Galápagos-Ailounde
  • Serbian: Галапагос
  • Serbian: Галапагоска острва
  • Serbian: Острва Галапагос
  • Serbo-Croatian: Galápagos
  • Serbo-Croatian: Otočje Galápagos
  • Sicilian: Galapagos
  • Sicilian: Galápagos
  • Sinhala: ගැලපගස් දුපත්
  • Slovak: Galapágy
  • Slovak: Korytnačie ostrovy
  • Slovenian: Galapagos
  • Slovenian: Galapaški otoki
  • Slovenian: Galapaško otočje
  • Slovenian: Galápagos
  • Spanish: Archipielago de Colon
  • Spanish: Archipiélago de Colon
  • Spanish: Archipiélago de Colón
  • Spanish: Galapagos
  • Spanish: Galápagos
  • Spanish: Islas Galapagos
  • Spanish: Islas Galápagos
  • Spanish: Islas galápagos
  • Spanish: Region Insular de Ecuador
  • Spanish: Region Insular del Ecuador
  • Spanish: Región Insular de Ecuador
  • Spanish: Región Insular del Ecuador
  • Swahili: Galapagos
  • Swedish: Galapagos
  • Swedish: Galapagosarkipelagen
  • Swedish: Galapagosöarna
  • Swedish: Galápagosöarna
  • Tagalog: Galapagos Islands
  • Tagalog: Kapuluan ng Galapagos
  • Tagalog: Mga Pulo ng Galápagos
  • Tajik: Галапагос
  • Tajik: Ҷазираҳои Галапагос
  • Tamil: கலபகோஸ் ஐலன்ட்ஸ்
  • Tamil: கலாபகசுத் தீவுகள்
  • Tamil: கலாபகோஸ் தீவுகள்
  • Tamil: காலபாகசுத் தீவுகள்
  • Tatar: Галапагос утраулары
  • Telugu: గాలాపాగోస్ దీవులు
  • Thai: Galápagos
  • Thai: กาลาปากอส
  • Thai: กาลาปาโกส
  • Thai: หมู่เกาะกะลาปากอส
  • Thai: หมู่เกาะกาลาปากอส
  • Thai: หมู่เกาะกาลาปาโกส
  • Turkish: Galapagos Adaları
  • Turkish: Galápagos Adaları
  • Turkmen: Galapagos adalary
  • Uighur: گالپاگوس تاقىم ئارىلى
  • Ukrainian: Галапагоський архіпелаг
  • Ukrainian: Галапагоські острови
  • Ukrainian: Ґалапаґоські острови
  • Urdu: جزائر گالاپاگوز
  • Uzbek: Galapagos Orollari
  • Uzbek: Galapagos orollari
  • Vietnamese: Galápagos
  • Vietnamese: Quần đảo Galapagos
  • Vietnamese: Quần đảo Galápagos
  • Vietnamese: Đảo Galápagos
  • Waray (Philippines): Galapagos
  • Waray (Philippines): Galapagos Islands
  • Waray (Philippines): Galápagos Islands
  • Waray (Philippines): Kapuropod-an Galapagos
  • Waray (Philippines): Kapuropod-an Galápagos
  • Waray (Philippines): Kapuropud-an Galápagos
  • Welsh: Ynysoedd Galapagos
  • Welsh: Ynysoedd Galápagos
  • Welsh: Ynysoedd y Galapagos
  • Western Frisian: Galapagoseilannen
  • Western Mari: Галапагос ошмаотывлӓ
  • Western Panjabi: جزائر گالاپاگوس
  • Western Panjabi: گالاپیگوس جزیرے
  • Wu Chinese: 科隆群岛
  • Yiddish: גאלאפאגאס אינזלען
  • Yue Chinese: 加拉帕戈斯群島
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