The Canary Islands (Spanish Islas Canarias ) (28� 06'N, 15� 24'W) are an archipelago of the Kingdom of Spain consisting of seven islands of volcanic origin in the Atlantic Ocean. They are located off the north-western coast of Africa (Morocco and the Western Sahara). They form an autonomous community of Spain. The name derives probably from a north African tribe (the Canarii) or possibly the Latin term Insularia Canaria meaning Island of the Dogs, a name applied originally only to the island of Gran Canaria. It is thought that the dense population of an endemic breed of large and fierce dogs was the characteristic that most struck the few ancient Romans who established contact with the islands by the sea.
The islands and their capitals are:
* Gran Canaria (capital Las Palmas de Gran Canaria);
* Tenerife (capital Santa Cruz de Tenerife);
* Lanzarote (capital Arrecife);
* La Palma (capital Santa Cruz de La Palma);
* La Gomera (capital San Sebasti�n de La Gomera);
* El Hierro (capital Valverde);
* Fuerteventura (capital Puerto del Rosario).
The nearest island is 108 km from the northwest African coast.
Also the Baleric Islands (Menorca, Mallorca, Ibiza)
The Canary islands belong to Spain.
The Balearic Islands are part of Spain. There is a difference in being a "part of" and "belong to".
No. The Azores belong to Portugal.
The Balearic Islands belong to Spain and Spain is in the European Union, so the answer is yes.
The Balearic Islands ( three islands ) and the Canary islands ( seven islands ).
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They are all Spanish territory and are a Province of Spain.
The Canary Islands belong to Spain and Spain is in the European Union, so the answer is yes.
Euros are in use on Canary Islands, because they belong to Spain.
The Balearic Islands which belong to Spain are in the Mediterranean Sea.
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