Gran Canaria is the third largest and most central of the 7 Canary Islands. This island is second only to it´s neighbour Tenerife for the amount of visitors it welcomes each year.
Gran Canaria covers an area of 1,560.11 km² (600 square miles) behind Tenerife and Fuerteventura. There are 865,000 inhabitants here, this is also less than Tenerife but a lot more than the other Canaries. Lanzarote comes next for population with 150 k inhabitants. This island also has the third longest coastline at 236 km (147 miles).