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Coastline of the Archipiélago de Colón (Galapagos Islands)

LIU Chuang1SHI Ruixiang1ZHA Fengli1
1 Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research,Chinese Academy of Sciences,Beijing,100101,China



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Archipiélago de Colón,Galapagos Islands,Ecuador,the Pacific Ocean,geography of the world,data encyclopedia


Archipielago de Colon (Galapagos Islands)is located in the Pacific Ocean and at 1000km west of the Ecuador continent. The geolocation is 91。40′9″W - 89。29′43″W,1。25′45″S-1。41′36″N. The islands are consisted of a series of volcanos, 186 islands and giant rocks in total, which is larger than 40m2. There are 7 islands which are larger than 100km2; 18 islands which are larger than 1km2. The total area of the islands is 8010.19km2, and the coast line is 1819.92km. The biggest one is the Isabela Island in 4,716.62km2. The Archipielago de Colon is a province of Ecuador; the capital of the proivnce is Puerto Baquerizo Moreno. Three cantons are included in the province. They are Isabela Canton, San Cristobal Canton and Santa Cruz Canton. The Darwin (Culpepper) Island, Fernandina (Narborough) Island, Isabela (Albemarle) Island and Wolf (Wenman) Island are located in the Isabela Canton. The Espanola (Hood) Island, Floreana (Charles or Santa Marla) Island, Genovesa Island, San Cristobal Island and Barrington Island are located at the San Cristobal Canton. The Baltra Island, Bartholomew Island, Marchena Island, North Seymour Island, Pinta Island, Pinzon Island, Jervis Island, Santa Cruz Island, Santiago James Island are located at the Santa Cruz Canton. The Archipielago de Colon is managed as the National Part of Ecuador and on the UNESCO Heritages List in 1978. The dataset is developed based on Google earth images, and archived in the .kmz and shp data format with the compressed data size of 11.8MB.

Foundation Item:

Chinese Academy of Sciences(ZDRW-ZS-2016-6-5)

Data Citation:

LIU Chuang, SHI Ruixiang, ZHA Fengli. Coastline of the Archipiélago de Colón (Galapagos Islands)[J/DB/OL]. Digital Journal of Global Change Data Repository, 2016.

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ID Data Name Data Size Operation
1 ArchipelagoDeColon.kmz 4869.29KB
2 ArchipelagoDeColonshp.rar 7311.49KB