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Where Is Galapagos Island?

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Galapagos is the name of a group of islands situated in the Pacific Ocean to the west of South America. It is an archipelago consisting of 13 volcanic islands. Politically they are owned and a part of Ecuador. It was formed comparatively in the recent times and the oldest island is just 4 million years old and was formed as a result of tectonic activity while the youngest one is still being formed. Isabela and Fernandina are the names of the youngest islands. These islands are one of the most active volcanoes in the world.

These islands are distributed near the equator. Galapagaan is a word used to denote anything related to these islands. These islands are famous for its unusual animal life and Charles Darwin conducted a lot of studies here which led to the famous theory of evolution. Its name has Spanish origin and means "saddle" after the shells of saddle backed Galapagos tortoises.
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Mickel Ross answered

Galapagos is the set of Islands located in south Pacific about 800 miles away from Ecuador. It is the group of 13 islands with wonderful marine beauty. You can read more about Galapagos islands at : http://www.slideshare.net/rossmickel/galapagos-islands-33213112

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