Urban Development For You
How different parts of the world deal with expanding populations :
New York City
Renovations on buildings
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The islands lie in the Pacific Ocean about 1,000 km from the South American coast and straddling the Equator.
There are 13 large islands, 6 smaller ones and 107 islets and rocks, with a total land area of about 8,000 square kilometers. The islands are volcanic in origin and several volcanoes to the west of the archipelago are still very active.
Galapagos is a province of the Republic of
Ecuador and five of the islands are inhabited with a total population of around
15,000. The capital is Puerto Baquerizo Moreno on San Cristobal Island, although
the largest town is Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz.