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Location
Archipelago situated in the atlantic ocean 3000km far from Paris, 1050 km from Spain, 115km from the African coasts.

Time
Canary Islands are on Atlantic Standard Time: GMT +00 (same time as London, England.)

Surface
Canary islands are about 7273 km2.

Provincia Las Palmas
Gran Canaria : 1532 km2 - Lanzarote : 785 km2 - Fuerteventura : 1731 km2

Provincia Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Tenerife : 2057 km2 - La Palma : 728 km2 - La Gomera : 378 km2 - El Hierro : 277 km2

Population (source : INE 2001)
Provincia Las Palmas
Gran Canaria : 728 391 per. - Lanzarote : 90 375 per. - Fuerteventura : 53 903 per.

Provincia Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Tenerife : 692 366 per. - La Palma : 82 419 per. - La Gomera : 17 153 - El Hierro : 8 082 per.

Capital
Santa Cruz de Tenerife and las Palmas of Gran Canaria

Religion
Catholicism

Language
The offical language is Spanish (Castillan). English, German, French are widely spoken in hotels.

Nature of regime
Monarchy with Juan Carlos, king of Spain


 
 
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