Isla San Francisco

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Isla San Francisco
Isla San Francisco is located in Mexico
Isla San Francisco
Isla San Francisco
Geography
LocationGulf of California
Coordinates24°49′50.90″N 110°34′29.25″W / 24.8308056°N 110.5747917°W / 24.8308056; -110.5747917
Area3.78 km2 (1.46 sq mi)
Highest elevation194 m (636 ft)
Administration
Mexico
StateBaja California Sur
Demographics
PopulationUninhabited

Isla San Francisco[1] is a small island in Mexico located in the Gulf of California off the eastern coast of Baja California Sur, south of Isla San José. Uninhabited, the island is located in the southern portion of the Gulf of California, north of the Bay of La Paz, some 75 km (47 mi) north of the town of La Paz and is part of the La Paz Municipality. It is separated from the peninsula of Baja California by a channel about 10 km (6.2 mi) wide. The island is 2.5 km (1.6 mi) long and 2.5 km (1.6 mi) wide with maximum total area of 3.78 km2 (930 acres).

Biology[edit]

Isla San Francisco has 10 species of reptiles, including the endemic Isla San Francisco whiptail (Aspidoscelis franciscensis).[2]

See also[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Williams, J.H. (August 1996). Baja Boaters Guide II: Sea of Cortez. H.J. Williams Publications. p. 121. ISBN 0-9616843-8-0.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Isla San Francisco, Mexico - Geographical Names, map, geographic coordinates". Geographic.org. Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  2. ^ "Isla San Francisco". Amphibian and Reptile Atlas of Peninsular California. San Diego Natural History Museum. Retrieved 16 August 2015.

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