Location:Between 27°73′ and 28°18′ North
Between 15°36′ and 15°83′ west
Part of the Canary Islands Archipelago
Area:1532km²
Max Elevation:1,949m (Pico de Las Nieves)
Size:Round shaped Island 54.1km across at widest point
Timezone:GMT daylight saving time (same as UK and Ireland)
Electricity:220v 50hz
2 pin European sockets
Telephone (fixed):RJ11 Connector
Telephone (mobile):GSM 900/1800 networks
Mobile Operators:Movistar, Vodafone and Orange
Telephone Country Code:+34
Currency:Euro
Language:Spanish
Principle Religion:Catholic
Population:802,257
Measurements:Metric System
Government (Spain):Constitutional Monarchy. Part of the Canary Islands autonomous region of Spain.
Duty Free Status:The islands enjoy special exemptions from normal EU/Spanish excise duties on Tobacco, Alcohol, perfumes and Petroleum which are all considerably cheaper than in mainland Spain.
Local Capital:Las Palmas
Visas Required:None inside EU, otherwise contact your Spanish Embassy
Inoculations:None, except if coming from an infected area