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Canary Islands facts

  • Name: Canary Islands, an autonomous region of Spain
  • Capital City: Santa Cruz (222,417 pop.) and Las Palmas (383,308 pop.)
  • Canary Islands Population: 2,117,519 (2010 est.)
  • World Populations (all countries)
  • Currency: Euro
    (conversion rates)

    20 Euros
  • Ethnicity: Native Canarian 73%, Spanish 12%, other (mostly European) 14%
  • GDP total: $34 billion (2010 est.)
  • GDP per capita: unknown
  • Land Sizes
  • Language: Spanish (official), English, German
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Las Palmas, Santa Cruz de Tenerife
  • Name: Derived from the Latin word Insula Canaria, which translates to, "Island of the Dogs."
  • National Day: October 12
  • Religion: Roman Catholic, others
  • Symbols

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