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image by Jaume Olle
The flag of Galápagos islands is green over white over blue
Željko 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.
Jacob P. Lundh, 25 August 2005
image from <www.explored.com.ec>, located by Jarig Bakker, 26 January 2001