Canary Islands

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The Canary Islands (play /kəˈnɛər ˈləndz/, also known as the Canaries; Spanish: Islas Canarias, pronounced [ˈislas kaˈnaɾjas]; 28°06′N 15°24′W / 28.1°N 15.4°W / 28.1; -15.4Coordinates: 28°06′N 15°24′W / 28.1°N 15.4°W / 28.1; -15.4) are a Spanish archipelago located just off the northwest coast of mainland Africa, 100 km west of the border between Morocco and the Western Sahara. The Canaries are a Spanish Autonomous Community and an Outermost Region of the European Union. The islands include (from largest to smallest): Tenerife, Fuerteventura, Grand Canary, Lanzarote, La Palma, La Gomera, El Hierro, and the islets La Graciosa, Alegranza and Montaña Clara.

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