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Physical characteristics - Location

Coordinates: long: -17.85792 lat : 28.68973
Coordinates (gr,min,sec): long: -17°51'28.5264 lat : 28°41'23.0244
Surface area: 708.2 km2 (1.865 x Isle of Wight)
Length coastline: 158.1 km
Average height: 859 metre
Length island: 42 km
Maximum width island (estimate): 24 km
Name : VulkaanRoque de los Muchachos - Cumbre Vieja 2426 meter (2426 metre)
Orientation island: North - South

Demographic data island

Habited: Yes
Number of inhabitants: 86528
Population density: 122 inh/km2
Important places (direction): Los Llanos de Aridane (W), Fuencaliente de la Palma (Z)

Naming - Location

Local native name: Isla de La Palma
Archipelago (island group): Canary Islands
Neighboring islands
(Island hopping):
1) La Gomera 89.6 km SouthSouthEast
2) El Hierro 99.8 km SouthSouthWest
3) Tenerife 141.9 km SouthEast
Country: Spain
Location in Country: West-southwest
Name Comunidad autónoma: Autonomous Community Canary Islands
Name Provincia: Province Santa Cruz de Tenerife
Main place: Santa Cruz de la Palma
Location Main place: East
Sea: Atlantic Ocean
Distance to main land: 475 km
Nearest Country: Marocco
Type Rock outcrop: vulcanic
island-Type: island in sea
Remarks: many ecotourism


Topographic islandmap La Palma

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Height map of La Palma

La Palma Digital terrain model - DTM



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Weather at La Palma

The weather type in Paso (El)light rainweericoon
Current temperature: 19 degrees Celcius
Precipitation last 3 hours: 0.105 mm
Wind: 6.7 meter per second (Wind force - bft 4)
Winddirection: North-northeast
Atmospheric pressure: 1023 mb
Humidity: 93 %
Daylength at 17 December 2017:10 hour and 19 minutes
Sunrise: 08:58 Europe/Amsterdam
Sunset: 19:17 Europe/Amsterdam
Weather-page: La Palma

Climate: Temperature and Precipitation



Transport on your island-holiday

Directly accessible from Western Europe (The Netherlands) by plane: Yes
International airport present : Yes
Accessible by car: No
Distance from Western Europe (The Netherlands) (rough estimate): 4129 km
Ferry connection - Car - Car - with mainland: Yes
Boat Connection - pedestrian - with mainland: Yes
Bicycle facilities: Yes

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Landuse La Palma

 Forest   241.3 km2 
 34% 
 Nature   244.1 km2 
 35% 
 Agriculture   74.3 km2 
 11% 
 Wet nature   0 km2 
 0% 
 Water   3.4 km2 
 1% 
 Urban area   20 km2 
 3% 
 Infrastructure   1 km2 
 0% 
 Viticulture   99.5 km2 
 14% 
 Rock outcrop   24.6 km2 
 4%