Gran Canaria

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Gran Canaria
Collage Gran Canaria.jpg
Tap left: Maspalomas Dunes, Tap richt: Alfredo Kraus Audiorium, Middle left: Parque rural del Nublo (Nublo Rural Pairk), Middle richt: Matriz Santiago de Los Caballero Kirk, Bottom left: Arucas Kirk, Bottom richt: Casa Museo del Tomas Morales (The Hoose Museum o Thomas Morales)
Spain Canary Islands location map Gran Canaria.svg
Geografie
LocationAtlantic Ocean
Coordinates27°58′N 15°36′W / 27.967°N 15.600°W / 27.967; -15.600Coordinates: 27°58′N 15°36′W / 27.967°N 15.600°W / 27.967; -15.600
Aurie1,560 km2 (600 sq mi)
Heichest elevation1,949 m (6,394 ft)
Demografics
Population846,717[1]
Pop. density543 /km2 (1,406 /sq mi)

Gran Canaria (Spaingie pronunciation: [ɡɾaŋ kaˈnaɾja]) is the third island in size o the Canary Islands, an African airchipelagae that is pairt o Spain, wi a population o 847,830 (in 2015) that constitutes approximately 40% o the population o the airchipelagae. Locatit in the Atlantic Ocean aboit 150 kilometres (93 mi) aff the northwastren coast o Africae an aboot 1,350 km (840 mi) frae Europe.[2] Wi an aurie o 1,560 km2 (602 sq. mi)[3] an an altitude o 1,956 m (6,417 ft)[4] at the Pico de las Nieves, Gran Canaria is the third lairgest island o the airchipelagae in baith aurie an altitude.

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  1. Population referred to the January 1, 2018 Archived 1 January 2019 at boe.es Error: unkent archive URL
  2. Situación y Clima. Ayuntamiento de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Archived 2010-06-29 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ISTAC: Estadísticas de la Comunidad Autónoma de Canarias (Statistics for the Canaries) on gobiernodecanarias.org.
  4. Geography and toponymy data Archived 2016-10-06 at the Wayback Machine. on ign.es].