Canary Islands

Official nameCanary Islands
Name in local languageIslas Canarias (es)
ContinentAfrica
SubcontinentNorth Africa
Population (ranking: 151e)2,108,121 inhabitants (2018)
Population growth1.57 % / year
Area7,447 km²
Density283.08 inhabitants / km²
GDP (ranking: 85e)49.996 billions $USD (2017)
GDP/capita (ranking)23,100 $USD (2017)
GDP growth3.10 % / year (2017)
Life expectancy (ranking)82.71 years (2015)
Birth rate7.24 ‰ (2017)
Fertility rate1.33 children / woman (2015)
Death rate (ranking)7.04 ‰ (2017)
Infant mortality rate (ranking)2.67 ‰ (2015)
Literacy rate100.00 % (2018)
Official languagesSpanish
CurrencyEuro (€ EUR)
HDIunknown
EPI (ranking)unknown
GovernmentAutonomous community of Spain
Head of StateKing Felipe VI
National Day12 octobre (discovering of Americas in 1492)
ISO CodesIC,
DemonymCanarian, Spanish
Tourists (ranking)13,114,300 people (2016)
Canaries – petite

The Canary Islands are a Spanish autonomous community. The archipelago is located in the eastern Atlantic, 150 km west of Morocco and more than 1,000 km from southern Spain.
The two largest cities of the archipelago, Santa Cruz de Tenerife and Las Palmas, alternate every 4 years the role of capital of the autonomous community.

Beach in Canary Islands
Beach in Canary Islands
Coastal City, Canary Islands
Coastal City, Canary Islands
Coast in Canary Islands
Coast in Canary Islands
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Urban areas (2017)
Urban areasPopulation
Santa Cruz de Tenerife917,297 inhabitants
Las Palmas857,962 inhabitants
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See also