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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 ofAfrica (Morocco and the Western Sahara). The islands form an autonomouscommunity 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 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.

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 thetime 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 shiftedback by 1 hour to Western European Time (WET) or (GMT)

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