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Facts about Las Palmas, Gran Canaria:
Gran Canaria is one of the seven Canary Islands (the second in size, after Tenerife), which are located in the south-west of Spain and north-west of Africa, directly in front of the coast of Morocco. The main city, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, is the seventh most populated in Spain, with 400.000 inhabitants.
These islands share both Spanish and Latin American cultures due to the great movement of people generated between the islands and South America in the last centuries.Being of volcanic origin, Gran Canaria has a surface area of 1,560 square kilometres and 236 kilometres of coastline. Gran Canaria enjoys a spring climate all year round with average annual temperatures that fluctuate between 18 and 25 degrees centigrade.
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