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San Cristobal Island


It bears the name of the Patron Saint of seafarers, "St. Christopher" its English name was given after the English nobleman Count Chatham. It has an area of 558 km2 and its highest point rises to 730 meters.

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San Cristobal or Chatham the easternmost island of Galapagos is also one of the oldest. Eroded volcanic peaks in the northern part of the island and rich vegetation in the southern portion characterize the island.

This islands hoasts frigate birds, sea lions, giant turtles, blue footed boobiesred footed boobies, tropical birds, marine iguanas, dolphins, swallow-tailed gulls.

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