Gran Canaria

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Gran Canaria
Location Atlantic Ocean
Coordinates 27°58′N 15°36′W / 27.967°N 15.600°W / 27.967; -15.600
Aurie 1,560 km2 (600 sq mi)
Heichest elevation 1,949 m (6,394 ft)
Heichest point Pico de Las Nieves
Region Macaronesia
Autonomous Commonty Canary Islands
Province Las Palmas
Lairgest settlement Las Palmas (pop. 383,308)
Population 847,830[1] (2015)
Pop. density 543 /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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