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Chatham Island

(also known as San Cristobal Island)

Chatham Island


  • 558 square kilometers or about 215 square miles

Geographic features include:

  • Easternmost of the Galápagos Islands

  • Official capital of the province

  • Lots of black volcanic rock

  • Small rocky islets

  • Green beaches

Plants include:

  • Candelabra cacti

  • Palo Santo

  • Saltbrush

Animals include:

  • Boobies

  • Crabs

  • Frigates

  • Giant tortoises

  • Sea lions

  • Storm petrels

  • Swallow-tailed gulls

  • Tropicbirds

  • Pigs

  • Cats

  • Rats

  • Dogs

(Photo: © Mark Moffett/Minden Pictures)

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