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Basic info: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria/Spain


The city Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is located in Spain (Europe) and is ubicated on the geografic position of North 28° 06' and West 15° 25'.

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Population

~400.000

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Welcome to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria is located on the 28th parallel, only 100 km. from the African coast.
These factors are decisive to our climate. Its mild temperatures and proximity to Europe make Gran Canaria a very attractive place for our visitors.

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Weather and forecast for Las Palmas de Gran Canaria /Spain

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Upcoming hours:


Saturday, 30 August 16:00h until 19:00h 

Temperature: 25° C

Wind: northeast with 21 km/h

Pressure: 1018,2 hPa


Weather forecast:


Saturday, 30 August 19:00h until Sunday, 31 August 01:00h 

Temperature: 24° C

Wind: northeast with 17 km/h

Pressure: 1018,1 hPa


Sunday, 31 August 01:00h until 07:00h 

Temperature: 22° C

Wind: north with 17 km/h

Pressure: 1019,5 hPa


Sunday, 31 August 07:00h until 13:00h 

Temperature: 22° C

Wind: north with 16 km/h

Pressure: 1018,0 hPa


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Las Palmas de Gran Canaria - airports of interest

Airport Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria Island

IATA-CODE: LPA

distance: 18 km

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Airport Tenerife Norte

Tenerife Island

IATA-CODE: TFN

distance: 100 km

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Airport Tenerife South

Tenerife Island

IATA-CODE: TFS

distance: 113 km

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Airport Fuerteventura

Fuerteventura Island

IATA-CODE: FUE

distance: 157 km

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Airport Lanzarote

Lanzarote Island

IATA-CODE: ACE

distance: 200 km

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Airport La Palma

Sta Cruz de la Palma, La Palma Island

IATA-CODE: SPC

distance: 236 km

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Volcanic origin

The island is volcanic in origin and because of its contrasting countryside, it is also known as a “Miniature Continent".
For centuries many visitors to it have been captivated by its landscapes, enjoying its everlasting spring-like climate. Pliny spoke about the gardens of the Hesperides.

Miniature Continent

Gran Canaria is the second largest island in size of the Archipelago and because of its different landscapes and variety of climates enjoys the title of “Miniature Continent".
In the south we can find the tourist resort of Playa del Inglés and Maspalomas, visited by over 2,000,000 tourists every year, with dunes and beaches of golden sand.

High mountains in the central area

In the central area there are high mountains covered by forests and even snow during winter, and deep valleys full of tropical fruits and flowers.
In the north lies the capital, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. A modern highway linking with the airport crosses the island.

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

The city has 400,000 inhabitants and four different main areas:
- the 500 year old district of Vegueta, with colonial houses, museums, theatres, the Cathedral ... where Columbus relaxed during his trips to America.
- the tourist area, with 3 km. of beautiful beach and a beach-front promenade full of restaurants, pubs and shops.
- the port, the most important of the Atlantic off the African coast.
- the University, with over 20,000 students in all faculties.

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