Las Palmas Show map of Atlantic Ocean Coordinates:: Country Island Founded 24 June 1478 Government • Augusto Hidalgo () Area • Total 100.55 km 2 (38.82 sq mi) Elevation 8 m (26 ft) Highest elevation 300 m (1,000 ft) Lowest elevation 8 m (26 ft) Population (2010) • Total 383,308 • Density 3,800/km 2 (9,900/sq mi) palmense () () • Summer () () 0 Website Las Palmas ( or, Spanish:, locally ), officially Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, is a city and capital of island, in the, on the. It is the co-capital (jointly with ), the most populous city in the of the Canary Islands, and the in with a population of 383,308 in 2010. It is also the fifth most populous urban area in Spain and (depending on sources) in Spain.
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Las Palmas is located in the northeastern part of the island of Gran Canaria, about 150 kilometres (93 miles) off the Moroccan coast in the. Las Palmas experiences a, offset by the local cooler, with warm temperatures throughout the year. It has an average annual temperature of 21.2 °C (70.2 °F). According to a study carried out by Thomas Whitmore, director of research on climatology at in the, Las Palmas enjoys 'the best climate in the world'. The city was founded in 1478, and considered the (without legal recognition) capital of the Canary Islands until the seventeenth century. It is the home of the Canarian Ministry of Presidency (shared in a four-year term with Santa Cruz de Tenerife), as well as half of the Ministries and Boards of the Canarian Government, and the High Court of Justice of the Canary Islands.
It is the judicial and commercial capital of the Canary Islands, and is also home to a large part of the executive power. Administrative divisions of Las Palmas Las Palmas is divided into five administrative districts, which in turn are subdivided into districts, not necessarily consistent with the traditional neighborhoods.
No District Population 1 Vegueta, Cono Sur y Tafira 73,243 2 Centro 88,546 3 La Isleta-Puerto-Canteras 71,412 4 Ciudad Alta 101,684 5 Tamaraceite-San Lorenzo 39,191 Climate [ ] Las Palmas has a ( BWh) with warm dry summers and warm enough winters to classify it as a Tropical climate. Its average annual temperature is 21.2 °C (70.2 °F)–28 °C (82 °F) during the day and 18 °C (64 °F) at night.
In January, the coldest month, the temperature typically ranges from 19 to 23 °C (66 to 73 °F) (and sometimes more) during the day, and around 15 to 16 °C (59 to 61 °F) at night, with an average sea temperature at 20 °C (68 °F). In the warmest months — August and September — the temperature typically ranges from 27 to 30 °C (81 to 86 °F) during the day, above 21 °C (70 °F) at night, with the average sea temperature at 23 °C (73 °F). Large fluctuations in temperature are rare.
August 1990 was the warmest month on record, with the average maximum temperature of the month during the day being 30.6 °C (87.1 °F). The highest temperature ever recorded was 44.2 °C (111.6 °F), and the coldest temperature ever recorded was 9.4 °C (48.9 °F). The highest wind speed ever recorded was on 28 November 2005, measuring 113 km/h (70.21 mph). Las Palmas city has never recorded any snow or sleet. Annual average is 66%, ranging from 64% in March to 69% in October. The amount of annual sunshine hours is above 2,800 per year, from around 190 in winter (average of 6 hours a day) to around 300 in summer (average of 10 hours a day).
It rains on average only 22 days a year, with total precipitation per year of only 151 mm (5.9 in). Las Palmas' population 1900–2007 Ethnically, most autochthonous Canarians are descendants of a mixture of aboriginal people () of the Canary Islands (now extinct), the Spanish conquistadores and later European (mainly Spanish, Portuguese,, Irish, French, Italian, German and British) colonizers. Year Population [ ] Density 1991 354,887 3,529.46/km 2 1996 355,563 3,536.18/km 2 2002 370,649 3,686.22/km 2 2004 376,953 3,748.92/km 2 2007 377,203 3,751.40/km 2 2008 381,123 3,790.38/km 2 2010 383,308 3,812.11/km 2 Education [ ]. This section needs expansion. You can help.
(April 2015) Las Palmas is home to with appr. 25,000 students. The city also has a wide variety of state and public primary and secondary schools. International schools include: • (German) • (Tafira School is in the city limits) • •, the French international school, is in the city limits of • The Las Palmas Japanese School (ラス・パルマス日本人学校 Rasu Parumasu Nihonjin Gakkō), a, was formerly located within the city; located in Tafira Baja, it opened in October 1973, making it the first Japanese school in Spain and the third-oldest in Europe. It closed in March 2001.
The Escuela Complementaria Japonesa de Las Palmas previously provided a. Windows of Santa Ana cathedral, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria Las Palmas offers a variety of theater, cinema, opera, concerts, visual arts and dance performances. The city hosts the Canary Islands Music Festival, the Theatre and Dance and the International Film Festival.
The main City Festival, celebrating the foundation of the 'City Fiestas de San Juan' is held in June. The Carnival of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is known not only in Spain but also worldwide, and is one of the main attractions for tourists. The city center of Las Palmas, specifically the Vegueta and Triana neighbourhoods, are included in the tentative List of. Museums, theatres and exhibition halls [ ] • The is located in the historic district of. Founded in 1879, it is an international partner of the (CSIC). It has a valuable collection of Canary archaeological objects, which are exhibited in 16 halls.
It is also equipped with a library of over 60,000 volumes, many of them dealing with the Canary Islands topics. Its archive covers period from 1785 until today.
Plaza del Pueblo Canario, Nestor Museum • The is in the neighborhood of. Dedicated to the modernist painter, the museum was opened in 1956 in the architectural ensemble of the, which was conceived and built by his brother. It has 10 exhibition halls, as well as a documentation center and pedagogy. • The is an innovative, interactive, engaged in scientific and technological culture. Elder located in the building, which dates from the end of the 19th century has 4,500 m 2 (48,438 sq ft) of exhibition halls, workshops, interactive modules, large-format film and greenhouse ecosystem. Api 660 Latest Edition Of Trivial Pursuit.
• The, located in the former Jet Foil station has around 1,000 m 2 (10,764 sq ft) of floor space. When the expansion is finished, will have a giant pool to simulate interactive bay, where a large ship can be handled by visitors. One of the themed nights of the 2008 The historic district of Vegueta has regained great popularity in recent years, the meeting place of choice at weekends for many young people, who fill its bars and discos.
In the port area are also numerous bars and nightclubs, particularly in the vicinity of Santa Catalina. The usually takes place between January and February each year; popular activities include Mogollon dances and queen and the drag queen galas. The (World Of Music, Art & Dance) Festival usually occurs in November each year in the capital of Gran Canaria – 2010 marks the sixteenth edition.
Tourism [ ] Beaches [ ]. Road in the city Urban road infrastructure is overburdened on workdays and in certain areas; the city street plan is not at all rectilinear, and may be confusing even to experienced drivers. However, there are no toll roads; entrances, exits, main streets and important zones are all well-signposted.
Las Palmas, being the centre of the Las Palmas metropolitan area, is the hub for the island's motorway network. The city is linked with three highways: the to the south, the to the west and to the center of the island. The links the capital with in the south. Instruction Manual Culinare Rocket Chef Stem on this page.
It is the fastest route from the top of the island to the bottom and vice versa with a speed limit of 120 km/h (75 mph). It is approximately 75 km (47 mi) in length and runs along the eastern and the southern coasts, and is also the second longest superhighway in the Canary Islands. The road provides easy access from the to the major cities and resorts, which include and. The increase in tourism over the years has necessitated the route's upgrading and widening to cope with traffic growth. The GC-1 begins south of the downtown area of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, the highway runs within the beach of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and 2 km (1 mi) south intersects with the GC-2 and later runs with a few clover leaf interchanges and later forms a junction with GC-5 and south, the GC-31.
This article may be to readers. Please help us. There might be a discussion about this on. (March 2011) () The North Highway connects Las Palmas with the small northern port and village of. The eastern portion – about 20 km (12 mi) in length – is a superhighway with interchange numbers, the rest of the highway is a two-laned; the western part is also only two-laned and has exit numbers. The highway begins by the beach area of the island, and runs through the downtown area, linking with the GC31 at a roundabout interchange. The freeway runs within the beaches and the coastline of the Atlantic Ocean for the half part but at around the 20th km, it becomes a highway after the unidirectional parclo interchanges and runs within the coastline, it later has several interchanges and several towns as it passes to the northwest and finally, it ends in Agaete.
The (Las Palmas Port), also known as Puerto de la Luz, is a main port for fishing, commercial, passenger and sports in the northwest of the city. It has been the traditional base for scale and supplying ships on their way through the Middle Atlantic for five centuries. The Port of Las Palmas is not only the first port of the Canary Islands, it is one of the main ports of Spain and the first of the geographical area of West Africa. As the leading port in the mid-Atlantic, it serves as the crossroads between Europe, Africa and America. In 2007, the port received some 11,262 ships; it welcomed a total of 907,782 cruise passengers, a 16.26% increase on 2006.
In terms of annual, the port of Las Palmas ranks as the 5th in Spain, and is among the first 15 ports of Europe. [ ] The Port of Las Palmas is the first Mid-Atlantic fishing base, with an annual traffic of more than 4,500 stopovers and with some 400,000 tons of frozen fish processed. [ ] Despite experiencing some decline in recent years, [ ] it retains its dominance in the fishing industry over other ports in the Canary Islands. The port provides 175,000 m 3 (6,180,067 cu ft) of cold storage facilities. [ ] At the foot of pier, special refrigerated containers and preparation rooms for frozen products can carry out the entire chain of post-processing and storage of fish, from refrigeration and distribution, to manufacture and supply of industrial ice. The port's EU-approved border inspection post is responsible for inspecting all types of imports and exports between the European Economic Union and its trading partners.
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