Canary Islands

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Ca·nar·y Islands

 (kə-nâr′ē) In Spanish Is·las Ca·na·rias (ēs′läs kä-när′yäs)
A group of Spanish islands in the Atlantic Ocean off the northwest coast of Africa. The Canaries have been part of Spain since 1479 and are a major tourist center.

Canary Islands



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(Placename) a group of mountainous islands in the Atlantic off the NW coast of Africa, forming an Autonomous Community of Spain. Pop: 1 944 700 (2003 est)

Canar′y Is′lands
a group of mountainous islands in the Atlantic Ocean, near the NW coast of Africa, comprising two provinces of Spain. 1,614,882; 2894 sq. mi. (7495 sq. km). Spanish, Islas Canarias.
Ca•nar′i•an, adj., n.
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Noun1.Canary Islands - a group of mountainous islands in the Atlantic off the northwest coast of Africa forming Spanish provincesCanary Islands - a group of mountainous islands in the Atlantic off the northwest coast of Africa forming Spanish provinces
Espana, Kingdom of Spain, Spain - a parliamentary monarchy in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula; a former colonial power
Tenerife - a Spanish island in the Atlantic off the northwestern coast of Africa; the largest of the Canary Islands
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Canary Islands

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Helena, and at some of the Canary islands, almost entire sterility.
On the 6th of January we reached Teneriffe, but were prevented landing, by fears of our bringing the cholera: the next morning we saw the sun rise behind the rugged outline of the Grand Canary island, and suddenly illuminate the Peak of Teneriffe, whilst the lower parts were veiled in fleecy clouds.
The first was this: our ship making her course towards the Canary Islands, or rather between those islands and the African shore, was surprised in the grey of the morning by a Turkish rover of Sallee, who gave chase to us with all the sail she could make.
The theoretical physicist returns to the Canary Islands to announce a star panel of speakers, including twelve Nobel laureates and renowned participants in the space race, who will headline the international festival from 27 June to 2 July 2016
The new ATR 72-600s, configured with 70 seats and equipped with the latest technologies in the fields of navigation aid tools and the highest standards of comfort for passengers, will enable Binter to upgrade its fleet to continue providing an optimal service in the inter-islands connections in the Canary Islands and in its international routes operated with this aircraft model (Madeira, Marrakech, Casablanaca, Agadir and El Aaioun).
Dataprobe, a leading manufacturer of innovative technology solutions for networking, systems and site management, has enabled Slooh, a virtual observatory, to maintain its two mountaintop telescopes in the Canary Islands with the iBoot remote power solution.
The Canary Islands, for example, always prove a popular choice.
Trevor Spinks, Easyjet's UK commercial manager, said: "The introduction of this new, bigger aircraft and new routes to the Canary Islands reflect our continued commitment to the 22.
And those who jetted to holiday hotspot the Canary Islands were disappointed with yesterday's highest temperature in Tenerife was only 18C.
2-meter William Herschel Telescope at La Palma Observatory in the Canary Islands to study the light spectra normally produced by the visible member of the binary system.
Between the Canary Islands and the Rhine River valley lie 1,500 kilometers of water, a handful of mountain ranges, and a half dozen national borders.
The sharp annual increase in investment in distribution has helped ENDESA considerably to rollout its plans for enhancing the electricity distribution networks in Andalusia, via the Alborada Plan (2004-2005) and in Catalonia, via the Tramuntana Plan (2004-2006), as well as undertake a series of initiatives in Aragon and in the Balearic and Canary Islands.