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Canary Islands (Canaries) Spain ~ Espa├▒a, Europe

Islas Canarias

Canary Islands

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 of Africa (Morocco and the Western Sahara). The islands form an autonomous community of Spain.

The islands are:-

  • Gran Canaria, (capital: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria)
  • Tenerife (capital: Santa Cruz de Tenerife)

  • Lanzarote (capital: Arrecife)

  • La Palma (capital: Santa Cruz de La Palma)

  • La Gomera (capital: San Sebasti├ín 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 the Savage Isles. The Teide volcano on Tenerife is the highest mountain in Spain, and the third largest volcano in the world.

Canary Islands Time

What time zone is Canary Islands - Spain in?

Canary Islands - Spain is in the Western European Time Zone . Western European Standard Time ( WET ) is the same time as Greenwich Mean Time ( GMT ).

Does Canary Islands - Spain observe Daylight Saving / Summer Time?

Like most countries in Europe, Summer (Daylight-Saving) Time is observed in Canary Islands - Spain, where the time is shifted forward by 1 hour;  1 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time ( GMT+1 ).

After the Summer months the time in Canary Islands - Spain is shifted back by 1 hour to Western European Time (WET) or (GMT)

Location Map of Canary Islands

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