Canary Island

There are several islands in the Atlantic Ocean, but the Canary Islands take a special place. This island is located on the Spanish mainland. It is also the capital of the Gran Canaria and Santa canary islands. This island is also the most beautiful island in Spain. The island is located in the Macorina region of the North Atlantic ocean. Part of the island is also contiguous to the African continent. But this is mainly part of Europe. It is a popular tourist destination due to its location in the Americas, Africa, and parts of Europe.

Geographical location

Canary Island

The island of Canarina is the largest and most populous island in Macorina. The island is divided into two sections according to its location. It consists of 8 major islands and several smaller islands. The 8 island are Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, La Palma, La Gomera, El Hierro and La Graciosa. In addition, there are a number of smaller islands, including Alegranza, Isla de Lobos, Montaña Clara, Roque del Oeste, and Roque del Este, and rocks include Salmon, Fasnia, Bonanza, Garachico, and Anaga. This small chain of islands was formerly known as the “the Fortunate Isles”.

The islands were divided into the Eastern group and the Western group. The Eastern group includes the Chinijo archipelago. As well as all the western islands are situated to a high degree. These are located at an altitude of about 1200 m. Teide peak is the highest point in Spain. It rises to 3718 m.

Much of the area is a tourist attraction due to its coastal location and subtropical climate, and especially Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura, and Lanzarote, are major tourist destinations, Maspalomas in Gran Canaria. Teide National Park and Mount Teide in Tenerife are the main parks. The archipelago includes green areas as well as desert areas, and the amount of precipitation and the level of maritime moderation vary depending on elevation. More than 12 million tourists visit the site each year.

Researchers say the volcanic eruptions formed the Canary islands millions of years ago. Evidence of this can be seen in the small volcanoes that still exist today. When explorers discovered Europe, several small islands were located and erupted. Today they are called ruined cities. Main ones are Tenerife, Lanzarote, El Hierro and La Palma. There have been several volcanic eruptions on the Canary Islands. As a factor of its Black sand can be seen on the beach.

The climate in the Canary Islands is subtropical and subtropical, controlled by sea and trade winds in summer. There are a number of mini climates and the classifications range mainly from semi-arid to desert and the Canary Islands show a warm desert climate. The reason for this is the low location of trees. However, The winds coming from the around seas control this problem somewhat. The temperature here is around 25’c annually. The hottest month in the region is August, and January is the coldest month. Some of the islands in the area also show a subtropical humid climate which is very influenced by the ocean in the middle of the islands of La Gomera, Tenerife, and La Palma, where laurisilva forests grow.

Location around it

The Canary Islands consist of small islands as well as several rocks. Laa Graciosa is the smallest island with a population of over 800. The island covers 29 km and is adjacent to the Chincho archipelago. Tenerife is the largest island in the Canary Islands and the second largest island in Spain. It covers 2035 km and over 900,000 people live there. This is the most populous island in Spain. Santa Cruz de, the capital of the archipelago, is located here. The archipelago is the second-largest island in the world. UNESCO named it a Biosphere Reserve. The third-largest island in the archipelago Gran Canaria. It has a population of about 850,000. Its capital is Las Palmas. The small hills in here decorate the island.

History of Canary Island

The Canary Islands are known as “Islas Canarias” Latin, It meaning “Islands of the Dogs”. ​According to the Pliny the Elder, the Canary Island is lived a large number of dogs. The Guanches, the first tribes to live here, worshiped these dogs and named them sacred animals. Details of this can be seen in the ancient wall carvings. Other theories suggest that the name is derived from the Nukkari Berber tribe living in the Moroccan Atlas. Other named in Roman sources as Canaria. It is considered that the aborigines of Gran Canaria called themselves “Canarios”. All the islands became known as the Canaries after the Spanish conquest of the area.

King Juba II discovered this archipelago in the first century of BC. It was originally inhabited by Africans and later with the arrival of European immigrants. The tourist route began in the 14th century. Although it remained a colony in the early 15th century, ethnicity did not change. In the 18th century, it was taken over by pirates. Today, however, it has a population of about 2.5 million.

Economic level

Due to its location, it has several tourist attraction places. It has about 8 airports and is the largest airport in gran Canaria. In addition, there are two ports. Las Palmas is the main shipping port and “Santa cru” is the main fishing port.

Supports a number of space programs on the island. In the NASA space network, there is an underground station. Maspalomas Station, located in the south of the island, took part in a number of space missions including the Apollo 11 Moon landings, There are a number of astronomical observatories in the islands, which including the Teide Observatory on Tenerife, Roque de Los Muchachos Observatory on La Palma, and Temisas Astronomical Observatory. Heliodoro Rodríguez López Stadium in Tenerife, the stadium with the largest area of field of the Canary Islands. Many wrestling tournaments, shepherd’s jump, football, ultra running and ultramarathon, and game of the sticks are held in the islands.

Major animals that live there.

Canary lizards are the main living species on this island. In addition, rats, inherent birds, and geckoes occupy a special place. Coastal areas are home to a wide variety of fish as well as sea turtles. This has been heavily erosion. Some areas have become ruins. The government is also taking various steps.


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