La Palma

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This airticle is aboot ane o the Canary Islands. For ither similar names, see Palma.
La Palma
Banner o La Palma
Geografie
Location Atlantic Ocean
Coordinates 28°40′N 17°52′W / 28.667°N 17.867°W / 28.667; -17.867
Airchipelago Canary Islands
Aurie 706 km2 (272.6 sq mi)
Heichest elevation 2,426 m (7,959 ft)
Heichest point Roque de los Muchachos
Country
Spain
Autonomous Commonty Canary Islands
Province Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Lairgest ceety Los Llanos de Aridane (pop. 21,145 (2011))
Demographics
Population 86,528[1] (as of 2008)
Densitie 122 /km2 (316 /sq mi)

La Palma (Spainyie pronunciation: [la ˈpalma]) is the maist north-wasterly o the Canary Islands, Africa. La Palma haes a aurie o 706 km2 makkin it the fift lairgest o the seiven main Canary Islands. The total population is aboot 86,000, o which 18,000 (2003 data) live in the caipital, Santa Cruz de La Palma an aboot 20,000 (2004 data) in Los Llanos de Aridane.

In 1815, the German geologist Leopold von Buch visitit the Canary Islands. It wis as a result o his visit tae La Palma an Tenerife where he visitit the Las Cañadas an Taburiente calderas, that the Spainyie wird for cauldron - "caldera" - wis introducit intae the Inglis leid geological vocabular. La Palma haes "Sister Ceety" status wi El Dorado Hills, Californie, Unitit States.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. ISTAC "Instituto Canario de Estadistica" (In Spanish). Retrieved April 24, 2009

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