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About Isla Isabela



Isabela Island is the largest island of the Galápagos with an area of 4,640 square kilometres (1,790 sq mi), and length of 100 kilometres (62 mi) nearly 4 times larger than Santa Cruz, the next largest of the islands. This island was named in honor of Queen Isabella of Spain, who sponsored the voyage of Columbus.. By the English, it was named Albemarle after the Duke of Albemarle. The Northern part of the island lies on the Earth's equator