Canary Islands

Canary Islands
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Official name : Islas Canarias
Population: 2,117,519 (2011)
Capital: Santa Cruz de Tenerife and
Las Palmas
Currency: EURO
Calling code: +34
ISO 3166 code: ES-CN
Time zone: WET (UTC)
Summer DST: WEST (UTC+1)
Land area : 7,493 sq km
2983 sq mi
Drives on the: right
Roads n/a
Railroads : n/a
Airports : 8
Ports : n/a
Pipelines : n/a

The Canary Islands also known as the Canaries are an archipelago and an autonomous community of Spain located in the eastern Atlantic Ocean about 100 km's from Morocco


The main islands of the Canaries (from largest to smallest) are:

There are also several smaller islands:

Ground transport




The only railways in the islands are those of the Tenerife Tram. The first line opened in 2007 in Tenerife, travelling between the cities of Santa Cruz de Tenerife and San Cristóbal de La Laguna. One more line is planned in Tenerife and one in Gran Canaria which will connect Las Palmas de Gran Canaria to Maspalomas in the south.



Aircraft registration used in the Canaries are the same as those ones used in Spain: EC-AAA to EC-ZZZ (regular registration), EC-001 to EC-999 (Test and delivery)


See also: List of airports in the Canary Islands


See also: Airlines in the Canary Islands


See also Ports in the Canary Islands


Merchant marine

Cable transport

On the island of Tenerife there is the Teide cable car (Teleferico Teide) that goes up the Teide mountain to an altitude of about 3500 m (~11500 ft).

See also List of ropeways in the Canary Islands

Pipeline transport

Further reading


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