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The Canary Islands

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  • The Canary Islands —     The Canary Islands     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► The Canary Islands     The Canary Islands form an archipelago in the North Atlantic Ocean facing the western coast of Africa, between the parallels of 27°4 and 29°3 N. lat., and the meridians… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Conquest of the Canary Islands — The conquest of the Canary Islands by the Kingdom of Castille took place between 1402 and 1496. It can be divided into two periods, the Conquista señorial, carried out by Castilian nobility in exchange for a covenant of allegiance with the crown …   Wikipedia

  • Marine life of the Canary Islands — The marine life found in the Canary Islands is diverse, being a combination of North Atlantic, Mediterranean, and endemic species. In recent years, the increasing popularity of both scuba diving and underwater photography have provided biologists …   Wikipedia

  • Music of the Canary Islands — The music of the Canary Islands reflects its cultural heritage. The islands used to be inhabited by the Guanches which are related to Berbers; they mixed with Spaniards, who live on the islands now. A variant of Jota is popular, as is Latin music …   Wikipedia

  • Popular Front of the Canary Islands — The Popular Front of the Canary Islands (Frente Popular de las Islas Canarias) or FREPIC AWAÑAK is a leftist political party seeking independence from Spain for the Canary Islands. It celebrated its first congress in May 1986. FREPIC AWAÑAK was… …   Wikipedia

  • Flag of the Canary Islands — The flag of the Autonomous Community of the Canary Islands is a vertical tricolour of three equal bands of white, blue, and yellow. The state flag includes the Coat of arms of the Canary Islands in the central band; the civil flag omits this. The …   Wikipedia

  • Military of the Canary Islands — The Canary Islands are an autonomous community of Spain. The following components of the Spanish Armed Forces are based in the Canary Islands. Spanish Army Light Infantry Brigade “Canarias” (Santa Cruz de Tenerife) HQ Battalion 9th Light Infantry …   Wikipedia

  • Tourism in the Canary Islands — Tourism is an essential part of the economy of the Canary Islands, an archipelago off the west coast of Africa. Seven main islands and six islets make up the Canary Islands. They had more than 9 million foreign incoming tourists in 2007. Tourists …   Wikipedia

  • Kingdom of the Canary Islands — Infobox Former Country native name = conventional long name = Kingdom of the Canary Islands common name = Kingdom of the Canary Islands national motto = continent = Europe region = Mediterranean country = Spain era = Middle Ages government type …   Wikipedia

  • Law enforcement in the Canary Islands — consists of two security forces, the Local Police and the Civil Guard or Policia Local Guardia Civil . While the former is characterised by blue markings on both uniforms and vehicles, the latter s vehicles and clothing is green, and due to the… …   Wikipedia

  • Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands — Coordinates: 27°59′32″N 15°22′6″W / 27.99222°N 15.36833°W / 27.99222; 15.36833 …   Wikipedia

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