The Galápagos Islands (official name: Archipiélago de Colón, other Spanish name: Islas Galápagos, ) are an archipelago of volcanic islands distributed on either side of the Equator in the Pacific Ocean, 906 km (563 mi) west of continental Ecuador, of which they are a part.
The Galápagos Islands and their surrounding waters form the Galápagos Province of Ecuador, the Galápagos National Park, and the Galápagos Marine Reserve. The principal language on the islands is Spanish. The islands have a population of slightly over 25,000.
The islands are famed for their vast number of endemic species and were studied by Charles Darwin during the voyage of the Beagle. His observations and collections contributed to the inception of Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection.
This nice cover sent by my good friend John from Ecuador, during his visit in Galapagos Islands. The cover posted on August 29, 2016 and i received on September 19, 2016. Ecuador issue beautiful thematic self adhesive stamps related to Galapagos islands every year. Thank You John for the big help.