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Gran Canaria, or the Canary Islands, is an archipelago that is part of Spain. As of 2019, the island had a population of 851,000, representing about 40% of the archipelago’s population. It is located in the Atlantic Ocean, about 150 kilometers from the northwest coast of Africa and about 1,350 kilometers from Europe. With an area of 1560 km2 and an altitude of 1956 meters above sea level. Gran Canaria is the third most populous island in Spain. This island is called a “miniature continent” because of the diversity of different climates and landscapes, with long beaches and white sand dunes. A significant part of the island is a UNESCO protected area.
To the south is a large bird park, Palmitos Park, as well as many seaside resorts. Playa del Ingles is home to the Yumbo Center, which opened in 1982 and has nearly 200 stores, including bars, restaurants, cafes, fashion stores, electronics stores and jewelry stores.
The capital is Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Las Canteras Beach, a protected area and a diving area are in the heart of the city. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is also known for its annual carnival. It was the first stop on the expedition of Christopher Columbus on the way back from America. Other attractions in the capital include the Museo Canario (the most important archaeological museum in the archipelago), the cathedral and the Plaza del Espíritu Santo. Terror is the sanctuary of Virgen del Pino, the patron saint of Gran Canaria. Its celebration is celebrated on September 8th.
The town of Agüimes in the east of the island has been carefully restored and its city center, centered on an old church and a peaceful square, evokes the quiet life of a traditional Canarian town.
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