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South America

Galapagos is a world class scuba destination.

Location: Western South America, bordering the Pacific Ocean at the Equator, between Colombia and Peru
Geographic coordinates: 2° 0' S, 77° 30' W
Coastline km: 2,237 km km
Climate: tropical along coast, becoming cooler inland at higher elevations; tropical in Amazonian jungle lowlands.
Terrain: coastal plain (costa), inter-Andean central highlands (sierra), and flat to rolling eastern jungle (oriente)
Elevation: lowest point: Pacific Ocean 0 m highest point: Chimborazo 6,267 m
Natural hazards: frequent earthquakes, landslides, volcanic activity; floods; periodic droughts
Currency: US dollar (USD)
Population: 13,755,680 (July 2007 est.)
Languages: Spanish (official), Amerindian languages (especially Quechua)
Capital: Quito
Divisions: 22 provinces: Azuay, Bolivar, Canar, Carchi, Chimborazo, Cotopaxi, El Oro, Esmeraldas, Galapagos, Guayas, Imbabura, Loja, Los Rios, Manabi, Morona-Santiago, Napo, Orellana, Pastaza, Pichincha, Sucumbios, Tungurahua, Zamora-Chinchipe

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Galápagos Islands 31 6
La Costa 4 1
La Sierra (Andes) 1 0


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Gordon's Rock
De Faass
Nov 19, 2009
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Gordon's Rock
De jens
Mar 4, 2009

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Viagem: Galapagos
De jens
Do Dez 10, 2002 ao Dez 23, 2009
Together wih trip to some of the islands I visited on board of the Encantada some magnificent dive spots.


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