Canary Islands Map
The map below once clicked becomes a larger image that displays the main islands. This image also shows the islets, top tourist locations, towns and cities.
Biggest Canary Island
The biggest Canary Island according to size is Tenerife which covers an area of 785 square miles. Tenerife also has the largest population of 900,000 inhabitants. Next we have Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, La Palma, La Gomera and El Hierro.
Smallest Canary Island
El Hierro is the smallest of the Canary Islands which covers an area of 104 square miles. The population is also the fewest with some 8300 inhabitants. El Hierro is also the only Spanish Island which is 100% green renewable energy.
Canary Islands Names
Below is list of the 7 main Canary Islands beginning with the largest.
- Gran Canaria
- La Palma
- La Gomera
- El Hierro
Canary Islands Flag
Like all the autonomous regions of Spain, the Canary Islands have their own flag. The white, yellow and blue flag with crest is very distinctive and quite different from the yellow and red national flag.
The Canaries are unusual given the fact they have two capital cities. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and Santa Cruz de Tenerife share the capital city status. As you may have worked out, Las Palmas belongs to the island of Gran Canaria and Santa Cruz is a major city in the north of Tenerife.
Population & Landmass
The Canary Islands have a population of 2.2 million permanent inhabitants and cover an area of 7,500 km². This area accounts for around 1.5% of Spain’s total landmass making it the 13th largest autonomous region.