Canary Islands

Canary Islands

The Canary Islands are an archipelago off the west coast of Africa with seven main islands and six islets. Tourism is an essential part of the economy which offers a climate with a constant mild temperature throughout the year and beaches of fine sand.

About Canary Islands

The Canary Islands, also known as the Canaries (Spanish: Canarias), is a Spanish archipelago located just off the northwest coast of mainland Africa, 100_km west of the border between Morocco and the Western Sahara. The Canaries are a Spanish autonomous community and an outermost region of the European Union. The islands include (from largest to smallest): Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, La Palma, La Gomera, El Hierro, La Graciosa, Alegranza, Isla de Lobos, Montana Clara, Roque del Este and Roque del Oeste. The Canary Islands are legally recognized as a nationality of Spain. Geographically it is a part of the African Continent. The archipelago's beaches, climate and important natural attractions, especially Teide National Park and Mount Teide (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 and Lanzarote.

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