Tenerife and Fuerteventura, Canary Islands28.2N 16.6W
The seven Canary Islands are located in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Africa, although they are part of Spain. Below them, several cloud vortices are visible.
The largest two islands are Tenerife and Fuerteventura (see close-ups).
Tenerife, the largest island, has an area of 2034.38 km². With 886,033 inhabitants, it is also the most populated island of the Canary Islands and Spain.
At 1,660 km², Fuerteventura is the second largest of the Canary Islands. The elongated island is 100 km long and 31 km wide, and has the longest beaches in the archipelago. There are no fewer than 152 beaches along its coastline – 50 kilometres of fine, white sand and 25 kilometres of black volcanic shingle.