Province of Las Palmas

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Las Palmas
Provincia de Las Palmas
Province
Flag of Las Palmas
Flag
Coat of arms of Las Palmas
Coat of arms
Map of Spain with Las Palmas highlighted
Map of Spain with Las Palmas highlighted
Coordinates: 28°20′N 14°20′W / 28.333°N 14.333°W / 28.333; -14.333Coordinates: 28°20′N 14°20′W / 28.333°N 14.333°W / 28.333; -14.333
Autonomous community Canary Islands
Capital Las Palmas
Area
 • Total 4,066 km2 (1,570 sq mi)
Area rank Ranked 46th
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,083,502
 • Rank Ranked 12th
 • Density 270/km2 (690/sq mi)
Official language(s) Spanish
Parliament Cortes Generales
Church of San Juan Bautista
Botanic garden in Arucas
Basílica de Nuestra Señora del Pino, en Teror.

The Province of Las Palmas (/lɑːs ˈpɑːlməs/, UK /ˈpɑːməs/; Spanish: Provincia de Las Palmas) is a province of Spain, consisting of the eastern part of the autonomous community of the Canary Islands.

Geography[edit]

Composition[edit]

It consists of about half of the Atlantic archipelago, including the islands of Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura, and Lanzarote, as well as another six minor isles (Alegranza, Graciosa, Montaña Clara, Lobos, Roque del Este, and Roque del Oeste). Their total land area is 4,065.78 km² (1,569.8 sq mi), representing 54.6% of the Canary Islands' total land. (The other half of the archipelago is the Province of Santa Cruz.)

General view[edit]

Its capital is the city of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, on the island of Gran Canaria, which is also one of the capitals of the autonomous community (next to Santa Cruz de Tenerife). About 38.5% of the provincial population of 1,011,928 (2005) live in the capital. The name "Las Palma" is generally used to refer to both the city and the province. There are 34 municipalities in the province; see List of municipalities in Las Palmas.

Las Palmas contains the Parque Nacional Timanfaya on the island of Lanzarote.

License plates in the province used to start with "GC", which referred to the island of Gran Canaria, although the same plates were also issued in Lanzarote and Fuerteventura.

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External links[edit]

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