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Isabela,

island, Ecuador: see Galápagos IslandsGalápagos Islands
[Span.,=tortoises], archipelago and province (1990 pop. 9,785), 3,029 sq mi (7,845 sq km), Ecuador, in the Pacific Ocean c.650 mi (1,045 km) W of South America on the equator. There are 13 large islands and many smaller ones; Isabela (Albemarle; c.
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Isabela

(ĭzəbĕl`ə, Span. ēsäbā`lä), province (1990 pop. 1,080,341), NE Luzon, the Philippines. The capital is Ilagan. The fertile Cagayan River valley, which is in the central and eastern part of the province, is a leading tobacco- and cacao-producing region. The rugged Sierra Madre on the east is mineral rich; iron, nickel, and copper deposits, as well as the nation's major manganese mines, are there.

Isabela

(ēsäbā`lä), ruins of a town on the north shore of Hispaniola, in the Dominican Republic, at the base of Cape Isabela. Believed to have been founded by Columbus (c.1494), it was one of the first Spanish settlements in the New World.
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Isabela Konieczna, 21, has worked at the Hilton in Bath, Somerset, since 2010 and outsourced cleaning specialist Jani-King became her employer in June after taking over the contract.
From his loving wife Isabela, son Jim, daughter-in-law Sharon, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
A genetic analysis conducted by Yale University researchers suggests that direct descendants of at least 38 purebred individuals of Chelonoidis elephantopus live on the volcanic slopes of the northern shore of Isabela Island - 200 miles from their ancestral home of Floreana Island, where they disappeared after being hunted by whalers.
Officials said Typhoon Nalgae, known locally as Quiel, landed Saturday morning in Isabela Province in the east of the island carrying sustained winds up to 160 kilometers per hour and gusts of up to 195 kph.
Typhoon Nalgae slammed northeastern Isabela province on Saturday then barrelled across the main Luzon Island's mountainous north and agricultural plains that were still sodden from fierce rain and wind unleashed by a howler just days earlier.
Nalgae made landfall in the eastern province of Isabela on Saturday.
But with so many wonderful sights on those four islands alone - Santa Cruz, San Cristobal, Isabela and Floreana - there is perhaps no need to travel any further.
gondii in two threatened avian marine species, Galapagos penguins (Spheniscus mendiculus) and flightless cormorants (Phalacrocorax harrisi), and tested the hypothesis that this parasite is more prevalent on Isabela Island (with cats) than on Fernandina Island (without cats).
The eye of the storm hit the farming province of Isabela on Monday, destroying houses, schools and power lines.
Megi, the 10th and strongest typhoon to hit the Philippines this year, hit Isabela province at 11:25 a.
Megi, the 10th and strongest typhoon to hit the Philippines this year, hit Isabela province on Monday and was heading west-southwest across the north of the main island of Luzon with winds of 190 kph (117 mph) near the centre, forecasters said.
The governor of Isabela declared a state of calamity, so there could be massive damage and destruction there," Benito Ramos, executive director of the national disaster agency, told reporters.