|Coat of arms||Map|
|Autonomous Region:||Canary Islands|
|Municipality (shown in red)||Las Palmas de Gran Canaria|
|Capital City of the Island||Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (not shown)|
|Area:||100. An autonomous area is an area of a Country that has a degree of Autonomy, or freedom from an external authority The Canary Islands ( English pronunciation kəˈnæriː ˈaɪləndz Spanish: Islas Canarias, ˈizlas kaˈnarjas are a Spanish In addition to its autonomous communities, Spain is divided into fifty Provinces. Las Palmas is a province of Spain, consisting of the eastern part of the autonomous community of the Canary Islands. An island (ˈaɪlənd or isle (/ˈaɪl/ is any piece of land that is completely surrounded by water in two dimensions above high tide and isolated from other significant Gran Canaria (in English " Grand Canary " is an island of the Canary Islands, an Archipelago located in the Atlantic Ocean 210 km from Area is a Quantity expressing the two- Dimensional size of a defined part of a Surface, typically a region bounded by a closed Curve. 55 km²|
some read 99. 77 km²
|Island Population:||807,049 (in 2006)|
|City Population:||376,953 (ISTAC, 2003) 377,056 (in 2006)|
|City Ranking||#1 in Canaries, #9 in Spain|
|Population density:||3,778. In Biology a population is the collection of inter-breeding organisms of a particular Species; in Sociology Population density (in agriculture standing stock and Standing crop) is a measurement of Population per unit area or unit volume 22/km²|
|Mayor:||Jerónimo Saavedra (PSOE)|
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is a Spanish city (and municipality) on the island, Gran Canaria, which is one of the Canary Islands located just 210 kilometers (~130 miles) off the northwestern coast of the African continent within the Atlantic Ocean. The elevation of a Geographic location is its height above a fixed reference point often the mean sea level. Postal codes were introduced and standardized in Spain in 1976 when Correos (the national postal service of Spain introduced automated mail sorting A geographic coordinate system enables every location on the Earth to be specified in three coordinates using mainly a spherical coordinate system. A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning "greater" is a modern title used in many countries for the highest ranking officer in a municipal government The Spanish Socialist Workers' Party, commonly abbreviated by its Spanish initials PSOE ( P artido S ocialista O brero E spañol is Spain () or the Kingdom of Spain (Reino de España is a country located mostly in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula. Gran Canaria (in English " Grand Canary " is an island of the Canary Islands, an Archipelago located in the Atlantic Ocean 210 km from The Canary Islands ( English pronunciation kəˈnæriː ˈaɪləndz Spanish: Islas Canarias, ˈizlas kaˈnarjas are a Spanish It is also the capital city of the province of Las Palmas and the co-capital of the autonomous community of the Canary Islands, sharing this status with Santa Cruz de Tenerife. In addition to its autonomous communities, Spain is divided into fifty Provinces. Las Palmas is a province of Spain, consisting of the eastern part of the autonomous community of the Canary Islands. An autonomous community is a first-level political division of the Kingdom of Spain, established in accordance with the Spanish Constitution. See also Santa Cruz de Tenerife (province. Historical population In 1990 the population slowly boomed above the 200000 mark falling
The population of the city of Las Palmas was 377,056 as of 2006, making it the largest city in the Canary Islands and the 9th most populous city in Spain. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. The population of the whole urban area was estimated in 2005 to be 723,629, ranking as the eighth largest metropolitan area in Spain. (Gran Canaria island had 807,049 inhabitants in 2006).
The city was founded on June 24, 1478, with the name "Real de Las Palmas" by Juan Rejón, head of the invading Castilian army, before engaging in war with the local Guanches (aboriginal people of the Canary Islands). Juan Rejón (d 1481 was an Aragonese captain in the service of the Castilian navy who was appointed by the Catholic Kings to participate in the conquest Kingdom of Castile was one of the medieval kingdoms of the Iberian Peninsula. See also Canary Islands in pre-colonial times Guanches (also Guanchis or Guanchos) now extinct as a distinct people were the first known In 1492, Christopher Columbus anchored in the Port of Las Palmas (and spent some time on the island) on his first trip to the Americas. Christopher Columbus (1451 &ndash May 20 1506 was an Italian Navigator, colonizer He also stopped on the way back to Spain. Today, a museum is named after him - Casa Colón - in the Vegueta area of the city.
Las Palmas is today a cosmopolitan city. It has three beaches (Las Canteras, Las Alcaravaneras and San Cristobal) and a big sea-port (Puerto de la Luz harbor) - a very important on during the 70s and early 90s (that benefited greatly from the closure of the Suez Canal during the Arab-Israeli conflict). The Suez Canal is a Canal in Egypt. Opened in 1869 it allows Water transportation between Europe and Asia without circumnavigation Due to its situation as nexus of three continents and its importance as a touristic spot, many foreign workers have migrated and settled in the city. Merchants and traders from Africa, China, Russia and the Middle East mingle with one other in the streets of the city's business centers. China ( Wade-Giles ( Mandarin) Chung¹kuo² is a cultural region, an ancient Civilization, and depending on perspective a National Russia (Россия Rossiya) or the Russian Federation ( Rossiyskaya Federatsiya) is a transcontinental Country extending The Middle East is a Subcontinent with no clear boundaries often used as a synonym to Near East, in opposition to Far East. The Korean and Indian communities are the largest ones, although the majority have been acquiring Spanish citizenship over the years. The Korean people are an East Asian Ethnic group. Most Koreans speak the Korean language. India, officially the Republic of India (भारत गणराज्य inc-Latn Bhārat Gaṇarājya; see also other Indian languages) is a country
According to a study carried out by Thomas Whitmore, director of research on climatology at Syracuse University (USA), the city of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria enjoys "the best climate in the world. Syracuse University (SU is a private research university located in Syracuse, New York. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the " The main City Festival (Fiestas de San Juan) is in June, celebrating the foundation of the City.
The Carnival of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is also widely known not only in Spain but worldwide, one of the main attractions for tourists.
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is a sister city of San Antonio, Texas in the United States, which was founded in 1718 by about 25 Canary Islanders. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Year 1718 ( MDCCXVIII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a
|2001||354,860||3,513. Demography is the statistical study of all Populations. It can be a very general science that can be applied to any kind of dynamic population that is one that changes over Year 1991 ( MCMXCI) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar. Year 1996 ( MCMXCVI) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar) Year 2001 ( MMI) was a Common year starting on Monday according to the Gregorian calendar. 49km²|
|2003||377,760||3,755. See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. Year 2003 ( MMIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. 35/km²|
|2004||376,953||3,778. "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " 2/km²|
The city is linked with three superhighways including the GC1 to the south, the GC2 to the west and GC3 to the center of the island. The GC1 is a superhighway (or motorway on the island of Gran Canaria. The GC-2 (also the GC2) North Highway in Gran Canaria ( Canary Islands)
The nearest airport is the Gran Canaria International Airport or the Las Palmas - Gando International Airport located 18 km from the capital. Gran Canaria Airport, formerly known as Gando Airport, in Spanish Aeropuerto de Gran Canaria, is an airport located on Gran Canaria Island
|North: Atlantic Ocean|
|West: Arucas||Las Palmas de Gran Canaria||East: Atlantic Ocean|
|South: Santa Brígida and Telde|