Galápagos Islands

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geographical name Ga·lá·pa·gos Islands \gə-ˈlä-pə-gəs, -ˈla-, -ˌgōs\
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Archipiélago de Colón

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Definition of Galápagos Islands

  1. island group of Ecuador in the Pacific and on the Equator west of the mainland; noted for its endemic flora and fauna; capital on San Cristóbal Island area 3093 square miles (8010 square kilometers), population 9785 — see isabela island


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