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.
A further Monday service to Tenerife from 13th January to 20th April, providing even more choice, meaning up to four weekly flights to this popular Canary Islands hotspot from early in the year.
Canary Islands president Angel Victor Torres said 16 water-dropping aircraft took off at first light yesterday amid "a lot more favourable" weather conditions than the previous day.
Canary Islands President Angel Victor Torres said 1,100 firefighters were being deployed in shifts along with 16 waterdropping aircraft to battle the blaze that started on Saturday afternoon.
The Canary Islands real estate market remains consolidated despite the uncertain consequences of Brexit, and the British are still regularly buying on the Islands, according to a report by 'Registrars of Property'.
Inter-island maritime transport service in the canary islands for weapons and equipment of the army units located in the canary islands.
The fire spread on Gran Canaria, the second-most populous of the Canary Islands with just less than 900,000 people.
With this addition, Jet2 will operate up to six weekly flights to the popular Canary Islands hotspot from February.
There were 12.6 million trips between UK and Spanish airports - not including the Canary Islands - in summer last year.