Autonomous Community of Canarias, Spain Genealogy

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Autonomous Communities[edit | edit source]

Autonomous communities are larger jurisdictions found within Spain and may contain several provinces. It is both a political and administrative division. The autonomous communities of Spain were created in 1978. To learn more about them please read Autonomous communities of Spain.[1]

History[edit | edit source]

The Canary Islands also known informally as the Canaries, are a Spanish archipelago and the southernmost autonomous community of Spain created in 1982. The islands that comprise the autonomous community of Canarias are located in the Atlantic Ocean, off the western coast of Africa, in a region known as Macaronesia and 62 miles west of Morocco at the closest point. The capital is shared by the cities of Santa Cruz de Tenerife and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. [2]

Provinces of Canarias[edit | edit source]

The provinces within its jurisdiction include:

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Autonomous communities of Spain," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, (accessed October 5, 2020).
  2. Wikipedia contributors, "Canary Islands," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, (accessed October 5, 2020).