Canary Islands Archipelago
There are eight islands which comprise the archipelago of the Canary Islands. They are found 100 miles off the coast of Morocco in West Africa. The islands include El Hierro, La Gomera, Tenerife, La Palma, Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura and Lanzarote. The capital city of the archipelago is shared between Santa Cruz de Tenerife and Santa Cruz on La Palma. In geological terms Tenerife is the most mature of the islands whereas the western most islands are still growing and the eastern islands are eroding into the sea. Sea level rise, world pollution, plastics and oil spills do affect these remotely located islands. Oil from pleasure craft yachts can be seen covering the surface of the water in very fine films. Contrary to typical thinking, the islands were named the Canaries due to large dogs that were found by the original discoverers, not birds that are on the island. Please find more information here
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Tenerife is the most mature of the 7 or more islands of the Canary Island Archipelago.
On the islands of Tenerife many interesting activities can be found including banana plantation farming, giant aloe plant productions, volcano hiking, kitesurfing and surfing at El Medano Beach, dining on octopus Gallician Style at sea side restaurants, swimming in the North Atlantic Ocean at Masca Beach, teenagers frolicking at Playa de las Americas for spring break vacations, ancient lava flows at Los Gigantes and an interesting multilingual cultural environment. The third largest volcano in the world and the largest in Spain, El Teide is found on Tenerife. This mountain volcano towers to 12,198 ft or higher and is the most visited peak in Spain. Volcano enthusiasts can ride the gondola near to the top and hikers, with a permit, can go all the way to the summit.
Just cross the channel from Tenerife is La Gomera. On this island can be found the ancient tradition of whistling Silbo Gomera.
Please watch this video from youtubehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgEmSb0cKBg to hear the whistled language that has over 4000 words.
Also known as San Miguel de la Palma, this northwesterly island has 86,000 inhabitants and two major cities. Santa Cruz de la Palma, its capital city is also one of the capital cities of the entire archipelago.
Please consult other internet resources and wikipedia for factual data information to complete chart on the rest of the islands. Also, consider ordering Pia Lord's book Tenerife for use in the classroom and learning about island archipelagos.