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Free video about Gran Canaria. This video was created for you by and can be re-used for free under the creative commons license with the attribution of as the original author of this Gran Canaria video. Thank you for supporting the creative commons movement !! Gran Canaria is an island located in the Atlantic Ocean, part of the Canary Islands in Spain. Along with the islands of Lanzarote and Fuerteventura form the province of Las Palmas, also composed of the islands of La Graciosa, Alegranza, Montaña Clara, Roque del Este, Roque del Oeste and Isla de Lobos. The Carnival Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, declared Tourist Festival de Canarias, is one of the most important events on the island and has an important national and international projection. Also, Gran Canaria has an important historical, cultural and artistic heritage, most notably the Museo Casa de Colón, the most visited museum in the Canaries. The island of Gran Canaria is the third largest and third in altitude. It is located at 28º North latitude and 15 ° 35 'west longitude. It has been dubbed "miniature continent" for its diverse climate, geography, flora and fauna. On June 29 of 2005, part of the island of Gran Canaria was declared by Unesco as Biosphere Reserve. Gran Canaria has 33 environments subject to different forms of preservation as enshrined in the Canary Network of Protected Natural Areas. Gran Canaria has a great climatic diversity, due both to the altitudinal gradient and the effect of the trade winds, which cause pronounced differences scenic windward and leeward, for that reason, it is called "The Miniature Continent". The island's capital, Las Palmas, is considered the city with the best climate in the world according to a study by Syracuse University. The climate makes Gran Canaria ecological diversity is remarkable: the island has more than one hundred native plants, as well as five hundred shared with the rest of the Canaries. As with the other Canary Islands taller, Gran Canaria stratification is also produced in levels of vegetation. It is recommended the visit Botanical Garden Viera y Clavijo, or Canary Garden, to see a sample of these different levels of vegetation. The great economic engine of the island is tourism, which has given a strong boost to the construction sector. The business is also noteworthy, particularly around the port area of the capital. There is a small industrial sector, focused primarily in the food production, manufacturing and light concrete. The agriculture is still important in some rural regions, although less so than a few years ago. Tourism on the island of Gran Canaria is primarily beach, although in recent years there has been a boom in rural tourism and golf tourism, water sports, hiking, biking and health. Apart from the capital, the main tourist centers of the island are St. Augustine, with a natural sandy beach 640 meters long and 70 wide, Playa del Ingles, the biggest resort on the island with a natural beach 2,700 m, Maspalomas, with three ecosystems; the dunes, palm trees and a large coastal lagoon known as the Pond. Gran Canaria is a miniature continent. An island close to Europe, with a range of beaches as diverse as the changing landscape behind it. Some are known and crowded, such as the long sandy Maspalomas. A huge line of yellow sand stretching from Playa del Inglés to the foot of the great Maspalomas lighthouse, after bordering a desert of dunes that bathes the south coast of the island. Also in the south has yet another long series of beaches. Family and quiet there, as St. Augustine, beach Amadores beach or the small Puerto de Mogan. Or lively as the traditional tourist enclave of Puerto Rico, one of the best climates across the island. Maspalomas, Playa del Inglés and Meloneras offer many hotels and apartments, many leisure options during the day and an attractive night life around the beaches. However Maspalomas is not only known for its enormous field of dunes or for its good climate. So is his old lighthouse, which has seen the arrival of the first tourists and the conversion of the area on vacation spot. Because since the first traveler realized that the good weather was the norm in this endless beach, the Maspalomas Lighthouse has witnessed thousands of days of sun, honeymoons and walks by the sea. Las Canteras is one of the best urban beaches in the country. And they have reason to think so. Because it is a beach with good weather almost all year. The place where escape from the capital, where all the clocks are stopped. Thank you for supporting the creative commons movement !!

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