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LAS PALMAS DE GRAN CANARIA
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Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is a Spanish city (and municipality)
on the island, Gran Canaria, which is one of the Canary Islands located
just 210 kilometers (~130 miles) off the northwestern coast of the African continent
within the Atlantic Ocean.
It is also the capital city of the province of Las Palmas and the co-capital
of the autonomous community of the Canary Islands,
sharing this status with Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
The population of the city of Las Palmas was 377,056 as of 2006,
making it the largest city in the Canary Islands and the 9th most populous city in Spain.
The population of the whole urban area was estimated in 2005 to be 723,629,
ranking as the eighth largest metropolitan area in Spain.
(Gran Canaria island had 807,049 inhabitants in 2006).
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