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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

WOW! This is THE Place! Canary Islands, Video Vacation (A Canary Islands Photo Blog)

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Video Vacation: Canary Islands, Enjoy!

Islas Canarias- Canary Islands from the sky




Canary Islands

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The Canary Islands (English /kəˈnɛəri ˈləndz/SpanishIslas Canarias [ˈizlas kaˈnaɾjas]locally: [ˈihlah kaˈnaɾjah]), also known as the Canaries (SpanishCanarias), 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 is one of Spain's 17 autonomous communities and an outermost region of the European Union. The islands include (from largest to smallest): Tenerife,FuerteventuraGran CanariaLanzaroteLa PalmaLa GomeraEl HierroLa GraciosaAlegranzaIsla de LobosMontaña ClaraRoque del Este and Roque del Oeste.
The archipelago's beaches, climate and important natural attractions, especiallyMaspalomas in Gran Canaria and 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.[7][8] The islands have a subtropical climate, with long warm summers and moderately warm winters.[9] Due to their location above thetemperature inversion layer, these islands are ideal for astronomical observation. For this reason, two professional observatories, Teide Observatory on the island of Tenerife and Roque de los Muchachos Observatory on the island of La Palma, have been built on the islands.
The capital for the Autonomous Community is shared by the cities of Santa Cruz de Tenerife and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria,[10][11] which in turn are the capitals of the provinces of Santa Cruz de Tenerife and Province of Las Palmas. Las Palmas has been the largest city in the Canaries since 1768, except for a brief period in 1910.[12] Between the 1833 territorial division of Spain and 1927 Santa Cruz de Tenerife was the sole capital of the Canary Islands, until 1927 when a decree ordered that the capital of the Canary Islands be shared, as it remains at present.[13][14] The third largest city of the Canary Islands is La Laguna (a World Heritage Site) on Tenerife.[15][16][17]
During the times of the Spanish Empire the Canaries were the main stopover forSpanish galleons on their way to America because of the favorable easterly winds.
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Canary Islands
Islas Canarias (Spanish)
—  Autonomous community  —
Mount Teide on Tenerife, the highest mountain in Spain, is also one of the most visited National Parks in the world.[1][2][3][4]
Flag of Canary Islands
Canary Islands CoA.svg
Coat of arms
Location of Canary Islands
Coordinates: 28.1°N 15.4°WCoordinates28.1°N 15.4°W
CountrySpain Spain
CapitalSanta Cruz and Las Palmas[5]
 • PresidentPaulino Rivero (CC)
Area(1.5% of Spain; Ranked 13th)
 • Total7,493 km2 (2,893 sq mi)
Population (2011)[6]
 • Total2,117,519
 • Density280/km2 (730/sq mi)
 • Pop. rank8th
 • Ethnic groups85.7% Spaniards, includingCanarian people and Peninsulares. 14.3% foreign nationals, mainlyGermansBritish, and Moroccans.
ISO 3166 codeIC
AnthemHymn of the Canaries
Official language(s)Spanish
Statute of AutonomyAugust 16, 1982
ParliamentCortes Generales
Congress seats15 (of 350)
Senate seats13 (of 264)
WebsiteGobierno de Canarias

Tenerife, Is. Canarias


Las Palmas De Gran Canaria


This is really The Place:

La Palma - Canary Islands part 1


La Palma - Canary Islands part 2

....this is brendasue signing off from Rainbow Creek. Welcome to the New Year. Hope You enjoyed the video vacation. Relax and get some rest!

Of course, one more great performance

La Palma Impressions

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Deutsch: El Hierro, El Golfo
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