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Physical characteristics - Location

Coordinates: long: -15.59357 lat : 27.95445
Coordinates (gr,min,sec): long: -15°35'36.8412 lat : 27°57'1.6002
Surface area: 1560 km2 (4.108 x Isle of Wight)
Length coastline: 244 km
Average height: 531 metre
Length island: 50 km
Maximum width island (estimate): 50 km
Name : Vulkaan Pozo de las Nieves (1949 metre)
Orientation: No maindirection-circular

Demographic data island

Habited: Yes
Number of inhabitants: 850391
Population density: 545 inh/km2
Important places (direction): Santa Lucía de Tirajana (OZO)

Naming - Location

Local native name: Isla de Gran Canaria
Archipelago (island group): Canary Islands
Neighboring islands
(Island hopping):
1) Tenerife 101.7 km NorthWest
2) Fuerteventura 163.3 km East
3) La Gomera 164.8 km WestNorthWest
4) Isla de Lobos 192 km East
5) Lanzarote 220.7 km EastNorthEast
Country: Spain
Location in Country: Southwest
Name Comunidad autónoma: Autonomous Community Canary Islands
Name Provincia: Province Las Palmas
Main place: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Location Main place: North-northeast
Sea: Atlantic Ocean
Distance to main land: 223 km
Nearest Country: Marocco
Type Rock outcrop: vulcanic
island-Type: island in sea
Remarks: Densely populated round circular-shaped island


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Weather at Gran Canaria

The weather type in San Bartolomebroken cloudsweericoon
Current temperature: 18 degrees Celcius
Precipitation last 3 hours: No precipitation
Wind: 6.2 meter per second (Wind force - bft 4)
Winddirection: Northeast
Atmospheric pressure: 1022 mb
Humidity: 93 %
Daylength at 17 December 2017:10 hour and 23 minutes
Sunrise: 08:47 Europe/Amsterdam
Sunset: 19:09 Europe/Amsterdam
Weather-page: Gran Canaria

Climate: Temperature and Precipitation



Transport on your island-holiday

Directly accessible from Western Europe (The Netherlands) by plane: Yes
International airport present : No
Accessible by car: No
Distance from Western Europe (The Netherlands) (rough estimate): 4087 km
Ferry connection - Car - Car - with mainland: Yes
Boat Connection - pedestrian - with mainland: Yes
Bicycle facilities: Yes

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Landuse Gran Canaria

 Forest   149.7 km2 
 10% 
 Nature   862.6 km2 
 55% 
 Agriculture   376.2 km2 
 24% 
 Wet nature   0 km2 
 0% 
 Water   3.7 km2 
 0% 
 Urban area   110.3 km2 
 7% 
 Infrastructure   8 km2 
 1% 
 Viticulture   32.1 km2 
 2% 
 Rock outcrop   17.5 km2 
 1%