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image by Jaume Olle
The flag of Galápagos islands is green over white over blue
eljko Heimer, 14 July 1996
Galápagos is a province since 1973, before it was a
territory. This flag is probably the flag hoisted for the San
Cristobal Republic, proclaimed on the island of San Cristobal in
Jaume Olle, 8 September 1996
Today, Euronews broadcasted a relatively large news item about
the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador. In one of the scenes, three
flags could be seen, all 1:2 in proportions: the Ecuatorian flag,
a tricolour that could be the flag of Galapagos , but I'm not
sure because I could not write it down, and another tricolour
with 2:1:1 stripes in white, green and blue, the last two colours
in quite light shades
Jorge Candeias, 6 April 2000
Flag and Coat of Arms could be seen at <www.explored.com.ec>.
Jarig Bakker, 26 January 2001
The flag and coat-of-arms are the same that were chosen by us
in 1961. I must however make a remark on what is told about the
This story about a "San Cristóbal Republic" proclaimed in 1851 is a big surprise even for one who has written what is considered a serious and good history of the islands, after years of research. More so if we consider that the settlers on that island at the time numbered about half a dozen people. There was also a small garrison of four or five soldiers, headed by General Mena, the governor and a Lieutenant Barroterán. These latter were all murdered by convicts escaped from Floreana in early 1852, headed by Manuel Briones.
Neither he nor his followers proclaimed a republic as they left shortly for the mainland in the American whaler that they had captured at Floreana.
Incidentally, I should mention that my family arrived to the Island of Santa Cruz at a time when the permanent population there consisted of ten-twelve people. My parents are both buried on the island, and I have spent much time in Galápagos myself.
The full story is at <www.galapagos.to>.
Jacob P. Lundh, 25 August 2005
The Galápagos Islands (Official name: Archipi?lago de Colón;
other Spanish names: Islas de Colón or Islas Galápagos, from
galápago, "saddle" - after the shells of saddlebacked
Galápagos tortoises) are an archipelago of volcanic islands
distributed around the equator, 972 km west of continental
Ecuador in the Pacific Ocean. The Galápagos archipelago has a
population of around 40,000, is a province of Ecuador.
Jens Pattke, 23 September 2008
image from <www.explored.com.ec>, located by Jarig Bakker, 26 January 2001