The Galapagos Islands are a unique archipelago in the Pacific Ocean, which is home to many rare species of flora and fauna. The islands, covering an area of 7800 sq. Km, are located from the state of Ecuador at 972 km.
The archipelago consists of 19 islands, 13 of which are of volcanic origin and are the province of Ecuador with a population of about 25 thousand people.
A bit of history
According to scientists, the formation of the first islands began about 5 million years ago. The volcanic eruption in 2005 on one of the young islands makes it possible to assume that the formation of the youngest of them is in an active process. Continue reading