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Canary Islands
Islas Canarias (Spainyie)
Autonomous commonty
Munt Teide on Tenerife, the heichest muntain in Spain, is ane o the maist visitit Naitional Pairks in the warld an aw.[1][2][3][4]
Banner o Canary Islands
Canary Islands CoA.svg
Coat of arms
Location o Canary Islands
Coordinates: 28°06′N 15°24′W / 28.100°N 15.400°W / 28.100; -15.400
Kintra Spain
Caipital Santa Cruz an Las Palmas[5]
 • Preses Paulino Rivero (CC)
Area(1.5% of Spain; Rankit 13t)
 • Total 7,493 km2 (2,893 sq mi)
Population (2011)[6]
 • Total 2,117,519
 • Density 280/km2 (730/sq mi)
 • Pop. rank 8t
 • Ethnic groups 85.7% Spainyie, (Canarian
an Peninsulares), 14.3% foreign naitionals, mainly Germans, Breetish
Anthem Hymn of the Canaries
Offeecial leid(s) Spainyie
Statute o Autonomy 16 August 1982
Parliament Cortes Generales
Congress seats 15 (o 350)
Senate seats 13 (o 264)
Website Gobierno de Canarias
Canary Islands is located in Atlantic Ocean
Canary Islands
Canary Islands
Location o the Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean

The Canary Islands (Inglis /kəˈnɛəri ˈləndz/; Spainyie: Islas Canarias [ˈizlas kaˈnaɾjas, ˈihlah kaˈnaɾjas]), kent as the Canaries (Spainyie: Canarias) an aw, is a Spainyie airchipelago locatit juist aff the northwast coast o mainland Africae, 100 km wast o the border atween Morocco an the Wastren Sahara. The Canaries are a Spainyie autonomous commonty an an ootermaist region o the European Union. The islands include (frae lairgest tae smawest): Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, La Palma, La Gomera, El Hierro, La Graciosa, Alegranza, Isla de Lobos, Montaña Clara, Roque del Este an Roque del Oeste. The Canary Islands are legally recognizit as a naitionality o Spain. Geographically it is a pairt o the African Continent.

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  1. Canaria de Avisos S.A. (2010-07-30). "El Teide, el parque más visitado de Europa y el segundo del mundo". Retrieved 2010-09-20. 
  2. "El parque nacional del Teide es el primero más visitado de Europa y el segundo del mundo". Retrieved 2010-09-20. 
  3. "El Teide (Tenerife) es el parque nacional más visitado de Canarias con 2,8 millones de visitantes en 2008". 2009-08-31. Retrieved 2010-04-26. 
  4. "Official Website of Tenerife Tourism Corporation". Retrieved 2010-04-26. 
  5. "Estatuto de Autonomía de Canarias en la Página Web Oficial del Gobierno de Canarias". Retrieved 2010-09-20. 
  6. "Official Population Figures of Spain. Population on the 1 January 2009". Instituto Nacional de Estadística de España. Retrieved 2009-06-03. 

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