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Introduction

  • Günther Kunkel
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Part of the Monographiae Biologicae book series (MOBI, volume 30)

Abstract

The archipelago of the Canary Islands (Span.: Islas Canarias), situated in the Mid-Atlantic west of Southern Morocco, extends over more than 500 km between 27° 37′ and 29° 23′ N, and 13° 20′ and 18° 16′ W. The archipelago consists of seven larger and four smaller islands as well as some inaccessible rocks. According to most cited sources the total area of the islands amounts to some 7.273 square kilometers (2.807 square miles) and the islands are inhabited by approximately 1.3 Million people the majority being of Spanish nationality.

Keywords

Canary Island Small Island Laurel Forest Individual Island Canary Archipelago 
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