images links abstract
Wiki Code Copy Tips Home

Canary Islands

The Canary Islands (; Spanish: Islas Canarias, pronounced [ˈizlas kaˈnaɾjas]) are a Spanish archipelago and the southernmost autonomous community of Spain located in the Atlantic Ocean, 100 kilometres (62 miles) west of Morocco at the closest point. The Canary Islands, which are also known informally as the Canaries, are among the outermost regions (OMR) of the European Union proper. It is also one of eight regions with special consideration of historical nationality as recognized by the Spanish Government. The Canary Islands belong to the African Plate like the Spanish cities of Ceuta and Melilla, the two on the African mainland.

The seven main islands are (from largest to smallest in area) Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, La Palma, La Gomera and El Hierro. The archipelago includes many smaller islands and islets: La Graciosa, Alegranza, Isla de Lobos, Montaña Clara, Roque del Oeste and Roque del Este. It also includes a series of adjacent roques (those of Salmor, Fasnia, Bonanza, Garachico and Anaga). In ancient times, the island chain was often referred to as "the Fortunate Isles". The Canary Islands are the most southerly region of Spain and the largest and most populated archipelago of the Macaronesia region. Historically, the Canary Islands have been considered a bridge between four continents: Africa, North America, South America and Europe.

The Canary Islands currently have a population of 2,127,685 inhabitants and a density of 283.08 inhabitants/km², being the eighth most populous autonomous community. The population of the archipelago is mostly concentrated in the two capital islands, around 43% on the island of Tenerife and 40% on the island of Gran Canaria.

The archipelago's beaches, climate and important natural attractions, especially Maspalomas in Gran Canaria and Teide National Park and Mount Teide (a World Heritage Site) in Tenerife (the third tallest volcano in the world measured from its base on the ocean floor), make it a major tourist destination with over 12 million visitors per year, especially Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura and Lanzarote. The islands have a subtropical climate, with long hot summers and moderately warm winters. The precipitation levels and the level of maritime moderation vary depending on location and elevation. Green areas as well as desert exist on the archipelago. Due to their location above the temperature inversion layer, the high mountains of these islands are ideal for astronomical observation. For this reason, two professional observatories, Teide Observatory on the island of Tenerife and Roque de los Muchachos Observatory on the island of La Palma, have been built on the islands.

In 1927, the Province of Canary Islands was split into two provinces. The autonomous community of the Canary Islands was established in 1982. Its capital is shared by the cities of Santa Cruz de Tenerife and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, which in turn are the capitals of the provinces of Santa Cruz de Tenerife and Las Palmas. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria has been the largest city in the Canaries since 1768, except for a brief period in the 1910s. Between the 1833 territorial division of Spain and 1927 Santa Cruz de Tenerife was the sole capital of the Canary Islands. In 1927 a decree ordered that the capital of the Canary Islands be shared, as it remains at present. The third largest city of the Canary Islands is San Cristóbal de La Laguna (a World Heritage Site) on Tenerife. This city is also home to the Consejo Consultivo de Canarias, which is the supreme consultative body of the Canary Islands.

During the time of the Spanish Empire, the Canaries were the main stopover for Spanish galleons on their way to the Americas, which came south to catch the prevailing northeasterly trade winds.



Source: Canary Islands
Aaron Rodgers
The Shining (film)
Lisa Marie Presley
William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne
Lion (2016 film)
Suits (season 7)
Liam Gallagher
September 11 attacks
Cindy Crawford
Doctor Strange (film)
Cellulitis
Grand Slam (tennis)
Natalie Wood
Ayn Rand
Sergio García
University of Oxford
Samsung
Linkin Park
Chechnya
Once Upon a Time (TV series)
Salman Khan
It (2017 film)
Wallis Simpson
John Ritter
Nuclear weapon
Atomic Blonde
Shahid Kapoor
Sex in film
Carol Danvers
Brie Larson
Steven Seagal
The Black Eyed Peas
Judy Garland
Kawhi Leonard
Paul Newman
The Goldbergs (2013 TV series)
Final Fantasy XV
Thor: Ragnarok
Los Angeles Dodgers
Geeta Phogat
Saudi Arabia
The Duffer Brothers
Norman Reedus
Bruce Springsteen
Sophia Loren
Sanjay Dutt
Michelle Pfeiffer
Eva Mendes
High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program
Teresa Palmer
2014 NBA draft
Haiti
Martial law
The Green Mile (film)
13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi
Insurance
Suspicious Partner
Elimination Chamber (2017)
Michael Fassbender
The Troubles
Smallpox
Joseph Goebbels
HIV
Bonnie and Clyde
Inhumans (TV series)
Zack Snyder
Blade Runner
Unsimulated sex
Botulism
List of Knowing Bros episodes
Taylor series
Battle of Okinawa
TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs (2017)
The Divergent Series
New York City
Criminal Minds
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Alprazolam
Barack Obama
Randy Orton
List of Telugu films of 2017
Philip Seymour Hoffman
The New York Times
Murder of Laci Peterson
George Harrison
Golden Gate Bridge
Johann Sebastian Bach
Anna Kendrick
Sienna Miller
Korea
12-hour clock
Hong Kong
Kyle MacLachlan
Boy George
Isle of Man
X-Men: Days of Future Past
Vijay Sethupathi
Tool (band)
Apple
Katrina Kaif
Special education
Diane Keaton
Khloé Kardashian
Impeachment in the United States
Alias Grace
Jessica Chastain
Florence Foster Jenkins
Girls' Generation
Hulk Hogan
Diazepam
Allen Iverson
M. Night Shyamalan
Suits (season 6)
Los Angeles
José Santacruz Londoño
Grease (film)
Bessie Coleman
United Kingdom general election, 2015
Volkswagen Group
Suge Knight
Leonardo DiCaprio
Warner Bros.
Ron Perlman
Asia Argento
Omar Khadr
Brendan Fraser
Marla Maples
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
Narendra Modi
Mary of Teck
Seal (musician)
Penny Dreadful (TV series)
Dennis Rader
Elizabeth Smart
Krishna
Michael Oher
List of most expensive association football transfers
Sci-Hub
UEFA Champions League
Mary-Louise Parker
Bluetooth
Michael Rooker
Greece
Miranda Cosgrove
IMDb
World War II
Suriya
Ken Jeong
Python (programming language)
Absinthe
Khabib Nurmagomedov
Salman Rushdie
Territories of the United States
Your Name
Qatar
Adrien Brody
Nicki Minaj
Cold War
Edgar Allan Poe
Gorillaz
Goldie Hawn
Sam Worthington
List of Fairy Tail episodes
Strong Woman Do Bong-soon
Carson Wentz
Star Wars sequel trilogy
List of solar eclipses in the 21st century
Ashton Kutcher
Trainspotting (film)
Jane Seymour
1996 in music
Johnny Cash
Gunpowder Plot
Roanoke Colony
Louis XVI of France
Pope Benedict XVI
Muscat and Oman
Al-Qaeda
Sons of Anarchy
Survivor (U.S. TV series)
U.S. Route 66
Cryptocurrency
Ian Somerhalder
SWOT analysis
Nobel Prize
Uma Thurman
Ayahuasca
Hurricane Katrina
Dylan O'Brien
Mongolia
Ancient Rome
Survivor Series (2017)
Winston Churchill
Korean War
Derrick Rose
The Lord of the Rings (film series)
Kim Jong-un
List of Nintendo Switch games
Julio Jones
Studio Ghibli
TIPS: To create new content for your website or blog...
  1. Enter the title of a Wikipedia article in the box above.
  2. Select your options using the checkboxes, or use default settings.
  3. Click the 'go' button to retrieve the article.
  4. Click the 'Copy Code' button to copy the source code of the article to your clipboard.
  5. Paste the source code into your favorite HTML editor.
  6. Edit the content to suit your needs.
  7. Publish your new content to your website or blog.
  8. IMPORTANT: Before publishing, be sure to make significant changes to avoid creating duplicate content.
buy this site
Custom Website Development