Physical map of Galapagos Islands
Information about the geography of GalapagosThe Galápagos Islands are an archipelago of 13 volcanic islands, and associated islets and rocks located in the Pacific Ocean about 1000 kilometers west of the coast of South America. The Galápagos archipelago is politically part of Ecuador. The official name in Spanish is Archipiélago de Colón. Due to the volcanic activity, some islets are still in the process of being formed. Indeed, the Galápagos islands are considered one of the most active volcanic areas in the world.
Main Islands: San Cristóbal, Espanola, Santa Fé, Genovesa, Santa María, Santa Cruz, Marchena, Pinta, Isabela, Fernandina
Highest peak is Wolf Volcano reaching 1707m.