Canary Islands

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The Canary Islands (Islas Canarias, ) are a Spanish archipelago and the southernmost autonomous community of Spain located in the Atlantic Ocean, 100 km west of Morocco at the closest point.wikipedia
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The Canary Islands (Islas Canarias, ) are a Spanish archipelago and the southernmost autonomous community of Spain located in the Atlantic Ocean, 100 km west of Morocco at the closest point.
Its territory also includes two archipelagoes: the Canary Islands off the coast of Africa, and the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean Sea.

Special member state territories and the European Union

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The Canary Islands, which are also known informally as the Canaries, are among the outermost regions (OMR) of the European Union proper.
The vast majority of this land area, 2,166,000 square kilometres (660,000 sq mi), is represented by Greenland, while the largest region by population, the Canary Islands, accounts for more than a third of the total special territories population.

Fuerteventura

Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, Spain
The seven main islands are (from largest to smallest in area) Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, La Palma, La Gomera and El Hierro.
Fuerteventura is one of the Canary Islands, in the Atlantic Ocean and is part of the North Africa region, politically part of Spain.

Gran Canaria

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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'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.
Gran Canaria (, ; meaning "Great [Island] of Dogs") is the second most populous of the Canary Islands, an archipelago off the Atlantic coast of Northwest Africa which is part of Spain.

La Palma

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The seven main islands are (from largest to smallest in area) Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, La Palma, La Gomera and El Hierro.
La Palma, also San Miguel de La Palma, is the most north-westerly island of the Canary Islands, Spain.

Lanzarote

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The seven main islands are (from largest to smallest in area) Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, La Palma, La Gomera and El Hierro.
Lanzarote is a Spanish island, the northernmost and easternmost of the autonomous Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean.

El Hierro

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The seven main islands are (from largest to smallest in area) Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, La Palma, La Gomera and El Hierro.
El Hierro, nicknamed Isla del Meridiano (the "Meridian Island"), is the second smallest and farthest south and west of the Canary Islands (an Autonomous Community of Spain), in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Africa, with a population of 10,798 (2018).

Ceuta

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The Canary Islands belong to the African Plate like the Spanish cities of Ceuta and Melilla, the two on the African mainland.
Ceuta, like Melilla and the Canary Islands, was a free port before Spain joined the European Union.

La Gomera

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The seven main islands are (from largest to smallest in area) Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, La Palma, La Gomera and El Hierro.
La Gomera is one of Spain's Canary Islands, located in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Africa.

Teide

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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.
Mount Teide (El Teide, Pico del Teide, "Teide Peak") is a volcano on Tenerife in the Canary Islands, Spain.

Teide National Park

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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.
Teide National Park (Parque nacional del Teide, ) is a national park located in Tenerife (Canary Islands, Spain).

Maspalomas

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.
Maspalomas is a tourist town in the south of the island of Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, stretching from Bahía Feliz in the east to Meloneras in the west, including the resort towns of San Agustín and Playa del Inglés.

Santa Cruz de Tenerife

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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.
Santa Cruz de Tenerife, commonly abbreviated as Santa Cruz, is a major city, capital of the island of Tenerife, Province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, and capital (jointly with Las Palmas) of the Canary Islands.

Guanches

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Alternatively, it is said that the original inhabitants of the island, Guanches, used to worship dogs, mummified them and generally treated them as holy animals.
The Guanches were the aboriginal inhabitants of the Canary Islands.

San Cristóbal de La Laguna

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The third largest city of the Canary Islands is San Cristóbal de La Laguna (a World Heritage Site) on Tenerife.
San Cristóbal de La Laguna (commonly known as La Laguna, ) is a city and municipality in the northern part of the island of Tenerife in the Province of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, on the Canary Islands (Spain).

Spanish Empire

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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 north-easterly trade winds.
Its rival Castile laid claim to the Canary Islands (1402) and retook territory from the Moors in 1462.

Cape Verde

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The islands form the Macaronesia ecoregion with the Azores, Cape Verde, Madeira, and the Savage Isles.
It forms part of the Macaronesia ecoregion, along with the Azores, Canary Islands, Madeira, and the Savage Isles.

Graciosa, Canary Islands

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The archipelago includes many smaller islands and islets: La Graciosa, Alegranza, Isla de Lobos, Montaña Clara, Roque del Oeste and Roque del Este.
Graciosa Island or commonly La Graciosa (Spanish for "graceful") is a volcanic island in the Canary Islands of Spain, located 2 km north of the island of Lanzarote across the Strait of El Río.

Roque de los Muchachos Observatory

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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.
Roque de los Muchachos Observatory (Spanish: Observatorio del Roque de los Muchachos, ORM) is an astronomical observatory located in the municipality of Garafía on the island of La Palma in the Canary Islands.

Province of Canary Islands

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In 1927, the Province of Canary Islands was split into two provinces.
The Province of Canary Islands (in Spanish: Provincia de Canarias) is the name of the former province formed by the Canary Islands.

Nationalities and regions of Spain

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It is also one of eight regions with special consideration of historical nationality as recognized by the Spanish Government.
Currently, the term "nationality" is used in reference to Aragon, Valencian Community, the Balearic Islands, the Canary Islands and Andalusia.

Savage Islands

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The islands form the Macaronesia ecoregion with the Azores, Cape Verde, Madeira, and the Savage Isles.
The Savage Islands or Selvagens Islands (Ilhas Selvagens ) are a small Portuguese archipelago in the North Atlantic, 280 km south of Madeira, and 165 km north of the Canary Islands.

Los Cristianos

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The north of the island lies under the influence of the moist Atlantic winds and is well vegetated, while the south of the island around the tourist resorts of Playa de las Americas and Los Cristianos is arid.
Los Cristianos is a town in Spain with a population of 21,235 (2017), situated on the south coast of the Canary Island of Tenerife.

Roque del Este

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The archipelago includes many smaller islands and islets: La Graciosa, Alegranza, Isla de Lobos, Montaña Clara, Roque del Oeste and Roque del Este.
Roque del Este (Spanish for "rock of the east") is a small uninhabited island in the Canary Islands, located 11 km northeast of the island of Lanzarote.

Province of Las Palmas

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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.
The Province of Las Palmas (, ; Provincia de Las Palmas) is a province of Spain, consisting of the eastern part of the autonomous community of the Canary Islands.