CANARY ISLANDS.
Lolsplace is now live.
logo (1K)
HOME

TENERIFE

FUERTEVENTURA

GRAN CANARIA

LANZAROTE

LA PALMA

LA GOMERA

EL HIERRO

CHINIJO

FACTS AND FIGURES
The Canary islands consist of 7 major islands and 6 smaller ones. They are of volcanic origin, and are in the Atlantic Ocean, just off the north-western coast of Africa. They form an autonomous community of the country of Spain, and the spoken language is Castilian Spanish.
The name has nothing to do with the Canary bird, but comes from the Latin 'Insularia Canaria' meaning Island of the Dogs. Although politically within the EU, the islands are not subject to the same taxes as Spain, and goods such as tobacco or electronic goods, are significantly cheaper in the Canaries.
The telephone dialing code is 0034, and the currency is the euro, the same as Spain. Canarian time however is WET, (Western European Time) one hour less than that of mainland Spain and the same as that of London.

The Islands consist of two provinces, 'Santa Cruz de Tenerife' and 'Las Palmas de Gran Canaria'.
The province of 'Santa Cruz de Tenerife' contains four of the seven major islands: Tenerife, La Gomera, La Palma and El Hierro.
The province of 'Las Palmas de Gran Canaria' contains the other three major islands: Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura and Lanzarote.
The other six smaller islands are Los Lobos, Graciosa, Montaña Clara, Alegranza, Roque del Este and Roque del Oeste.
Los Lobos is to the north of Fuerteventura. The remaining five are to the north of Lanzarote, and are collectively known as the 'Chinijo Archipelago'.



The Canary Islands in relation to Spain and North Africa.
spaingif (5K)
The Canary Islands
map of Canaries (3K)


The map below is interactive.

View Larger Map at Google Maps

BACK TO TOP
Canary Island Flag
canaryflag (1K)