Galápagos Islands
or Archipiélago de Colón geographical name island group Ecuador in the Pacific W of mainland capital on San Cristóbal Island area 3093 square miles (8010 square kilometers), population 9785 — see Isabela Island

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Galápagos Islands — [gə lä′pə gōs΄] group of islands belonging to Ecuador, in the Pacific on the equator: 3,093 sq mi (8,011 sq km); pop. 10,000 …   English World dictionary

  • Galápagos Islands — Infobox World Heritage Site WHS = Galápagos Islands State Party = ECU Type = Natural Criteria = vii, viii, ix, x ID = 1 Region = Latin America and the Caribbean Year = 1978 Session = 2nd Extension = 2001 Link = http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1The… …   Wikipedia

  • Galápagos Islands — /geuh lah peuh gohs /; Sp. /gah lah pah gaws / an archipelago on the equator in the Pacific, ab. 600 mi. (965 km) W of and belonging to Ecuador: many unique species of animal life. 4058; 3029 sq. mi. (7845 sq. km). Also called Colón Archipelago.… …   Universalium

  • Galapagos Islands — Ga|lap|a|gos Is|lands the Galapagos Islands a group of islands in the east Pacific Ocean which belong to Ecuador. They were visited by Charles ↑Darwin in 1835, and the information he collected there helped him to develop his ideas about… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Galapagos Islands — noun a group of islands in the Pacific off South America; owned by Ecuador; known for unusual animal life • Syn: ↑Galapagos • Instance Hypernyms: ↑island • Part Holonyms: ↑Ecuador, ↑Republic of Ecuador …   Useful english dictionary

  • Galapagos Islands — group of islands in the Pacific Ocean west of and belonging to Ecuador …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Galápagos Islands — noun An archipelago off the coast of Ecuador in the Pacific Ocean, home to many endemic species …   Wiktionary

  • Galápagos Islands — isl. group of Ecuador, South Pacific …   Webster's Gazetteer

  • Galápagos Islands — Ga•lá′pa•gos Is′lands [[t]gəˈlɑ pəˌgoʊs, gəs, ˈlæp ə [/t]] n. pl. geg an archipelago on the equator in the Pacific, ab. 600 mi. (965 km) W of and belonging to Ecuador: many unique species of animal life. 4058; 3029 sq. mi. (7845 sq. km) Also… …   From formal English to slang

  • Galápagos Islands — /gəˌlæpəgəs ˈaɪləndz/ (say guh.lapuhguhs uyluhndz) plural noun an archipelago on the equator in the Pacific, about 965 km west of and belonging to Ecuador; many unique species of animal life. 7845 km2. Spanish, Archipiélago de Colón …   Australian English dictionary

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