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The inhabited large island of La Palma (local name Isla de La Palma) is part of (the island group) Canary Islands and is located in the country of Spain, Southern Europe. The distance to the mainland is about 415 km. The nearest (main) land is Marocco and is not the country to which the island belongs. The surface-area of the island is 708.2 km2 and is therefore 1.9 x times greater than the island of Isle of Wight. The island lies in the Atlantic Ocean and the total coastal length is about 158.1 km and the dimensions of the island are approximately 42 km by 24 km (maximum width). The island is North - South oriented. The highest point is 2426 meter and is named Vulkaan Roque de los Muchachos - Cumbre Vieja. The coordinates (latitude, longitude) of the island (center) for GPS are 28.69 (28°41'23.0244), -17.86 (-17°51'28.5264).


The population is 85840 and the population density is thus on 116.70 inhabitants per square kilometer (compared Isle of Wight 364 inhabitants / km²). The capital of the island is Santa Cruz de la Palma (located in the East of the island). Other places on the island are: Roque del Faro (N)
Franceses (N)
Barlovento (NNO)
La Cuesta (NO)
Oropesa (NO)
Veranda de las Lomades (NO)
San Juan (NO)
San Andrés (NO)
La Galga (NO)
El Granel (NO)
Puntallana (O)
Santa Lucía (O)
Tenagua (O)
Las Nieves (O)
Santa Cruz de la Palma (O)
San Pedro (O)
Breña Baja (ZO)
Villa de Mazo (ZO)
El Pueblo (ZO)
Callejones (ZO)
San Simon (ZO)
La Sabina (ZO)
Malpaises (ZO)
Tiguerorte (ZZO)
Tigalate (ZZO)
Monte de Luna (Z)
Las Caletas (Z)
Los Canarios (Z)
Las Indias (z)
El Remo (ZW)
Jedey (ZW)
Puerto Naos (WZW)
La Bombilla (WZW)
El Paraíso (WZW)
El Paso (W)
Los Llanos (W)
Tazacorte (W)
Puerto (W)
La Punta (W)
El Jesús (WNW)
Tinizara (WNW)
El Roque (NW)
Fagundo (NW)
Puntagorda (NW)
Las Tricias (NW)
Hoya Grande (NNW)
Llano Negro (NNW)
Santo Domingo (NNW)
. The island is located in the West-southwest of the country Spain. It is located in the administrative unit Autonomous Community Canary Islands (local administrative level-name Comunidad autónoma), in the Province Santa Cruz de Tenerife (local administrative level-name Provincia). Direct neighboring islands of La Palma are (distance from central part island to central part of the neighboring islands):

1) La Gomera Located 57.7 km NorthNorthWest of the island.
2) El Hierro Located 67.3 km West of the island.
3) Tenerife Located 85.4 km NorthNorthWest of the island.
4) Gran Canaria Located 199.8 km NorthNorthWest of the island.
5) Fuerteventura Located 323.3 km North of the island.
6) Lanzarote Located 375.4 km North of the island.
7) Isla de Lobos Located 379.8 km North of the island.
8) Graciosa Located 410.4 km North of the island.
9) Montaña Clara Located 412 km North of the island.
10) Ilhas Desertas Located 414.5 km EastNorthEast of the island.
11) Alegranza Located 414.5 km NorthNorthEast of the island.
12) Ilhas Desertas Located 421.4 km EastNorthEast of the island.
13) Madeira Located 427.7 km East of the island.
14) Ilhas Desertas Located 430.7 km EastNorthEast of the island.
15) Santa Maria Located 1113.5 km SouthEast of the island.
16) São Miguel Located 1193.5 km EastSouthEast of the island.
17) Ilhéu de Vila Franca Located 1204.6 km SouthEast of the island.
18) Terceira Located 1375.8 km SouthEast of the island.
19) Perejil Island Located 1400.7 km NorthEast of the island.
20) São Jorge Located 1407 km SouthEast of the island.
21) Pico Located 1412.8 km SouthEast of the island.
22) Peñon de Vélez de la Gomera Located 1451.9 km NorthNorthEast of the island.
23) Graciosa Located 1456.7 km SouthEast of the island.
24) Faial Located 1457.6 km SouthEast of the island.
25) Peñon de Alhucemas Located 1487.8 km NorthNorthEast of the island.

Note: The information described below is partly subject to change. The island is directly accessible from Western Europe by plane. An international airport is present on the island. There is a ferry connection for cars to the mainland. For pedestrians, there is a ferry connection to the mainland also. Far as is known, there are good cycling opportunities on the island.
The source material on the island consists of vulcanic. The land use on the island of La Palma consists of Sand - Rock 24.6 km2 (4%), wood 241.3 km2 (34%), nature 244.1 km2 (35%), and agriculture 74.3 km2 (11%), Special is that the island also prevent vineyards (99.5 km2 - 14%).


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