The Canary Islands (Spanish: Islas Canarias ) (28° 06' North of the Equator, 15° 24' West of Greenwich ) are an archipelago of the Kingdom of Spain consisting of seven islands of volcanic origin in the Atlantic Ocean.
The Canary Islands are located off the north-western coast ofAfrica (Morocco and the Western Sahara). The islands form an autonomouscommunity of Spain.
The islands are:-
Tenerife (capital: Santa Cruz de Tenerife)
Lanzarote (capital: Arrecife)
La Palma (capital: Santa Cruz de La Palma)
La Gomera (capital: San Sebastián de La Gomera)
El Hierro (capital: Valverde)
Fuerteventura (capital: Puerto del Rosario).
The islands form the Macaronesia ecoregion with the Azores, Cape Verde , Madeira, and theSavage Isles. The Teide volcano on Tenerife is the highest mountain in Spain,and the third largest volcano in the world.
After the Summer months the time in Canary Islands - Spain is shiftedback by 1 hour to Western European Time (WET) or (GMT)