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About Las Palmas

Las Palmas

 

 

 

Las Palmas
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

 


Municipality

 


Views of Las Palmas, clockwise from top, Las Canteras Beach, Canaria Local Government Center, Alfredo Kraus Hall, Night of Canaria Catedral, Lighthouse in Las Palmas Port, Perez Galdos Theater, View of Downtown Las Palmas

 

 

Views of Las Palmas, clockwise from top, Las Canteras Beach, Canaria Local Government Center, Alfredo Kraus Hall, Night of Canaria Catedral, Lighthouse in Las Palmas Port, Perez Galdos Theater, View of Downtown Las Palmas

 

 

 

 

History

 

 

The city was founded by Juan Rejón on 24 June 1478, with the name "Real de Las Palmas". Rejón was head of the invadingCastilian army, before engaging in war with the locals. In 1492, Christopher Columbus(Spanish:Cristóbal Colón) anchored in the Port of Las Palmas, and spent some time on the island on his first trip to the Americas. He also stopped on the way back to Spain. TheCasa de Colón (es) museum in theVegueta (es) area of the city is named after him. In 1595 Francis Drake failed to plunder the island. The raid and partial destruction of Las Palmas by the Dutch under Vice Admiral Pieter van der Does in 1599 is considered a major event in the city's history. In 1927, Las Palmas was designated the premier capital of the Canary Island by decree of 30 November 1833,

The Las Palmas seaport, Puerto de la Luz, known internationally as La Luz Port, benefited greatly from the closure of the Suez Canal during the Arab-Israeli conflict. Due to its situation as nexus of two continents and its importance as a tourist destination, many foreign workers have migrated to the city.

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is a sister city of San Antonio, Texas in the United States, which was founded in 1718 by about 25 Canary Islanders.

 

 

 

 

Old jail Barranco Seco

 
Rotonda lighthouse in Puerto de la Luz

 

Demographics

 

 

As of 2008 almost one in five (18.35%) of all inhabitants of the Canary Islands live in Las Palmas.

 

 


Las Palmas panorama.jpg

 

 

 

Throughout history, Las Palmas received waves of immigrants from mainland Spain and countries from every continent. The majority of the population is Spanish, although there are large North and Sub-Saharan African and Latin American communities, as well as important historical minorities such as Indians (Sindhi) and Koreans and a growing population of Chinese.

Ethnically, most autochthonous Canarians are descendents of a mixture of aboriginal people of the Canary Islands (now extinct), the Spanish conquistadores and later European (mainly Spanish, Portuguese, Flemish, Irish, French, Italian and German) colonizers.

 

 

Museums, theatres and exhibition halls

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Auditorium and Convention Center

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Auditorio Alfredo Kraus

 

 

 

 

 

Other cultural events

 

 



 

Parks and squares

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parque San Telmo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Cathedral of Santa Ana, in the capital city, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

 

 

 

 

 

Church of San Juan Bautista

 
Botanic garden in Arucas

Transportation

 


Roads and highways

 


Road in the city

Urban road infrastructure is overburdened on workdays and in certain areas; the city street plan is not at all rectilinear, and may be confusing even to experienced drivers. However, there are no toll roads; entrances, exits, main streets and important zones are all well-signposted.

Las Palmas, being the centre of the Las Palmas metropolitan area, is the hub for the island's motorway network. The city is linked with three highways: theGC-1 to the south, the GC-2 to the west and GC-3 to the center of the island.

The GC-1 links the capital with Puerto Rico in the south. It is the fastest route from the top of the island to the bottom and vice versa with a speed limit of 120 km/h (75 mph). It is approximately 75 km (47 mi) in length and runs along the eastern and the southern coasts, and is also the second longest superhighway in the Canary Islands. The road provides easy access from the airport to the major cities and resorts, which include Maspalomas and Playa del Inglés. The increase in tourism over the years has necessitated the route's upgrading and widening to cope with traffic growth. The GC-1 begins south of the downtown area of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, the highway runs within the beach of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and 2 km (1 mi) south intersects with the GC-2 and later runs with a few clover leaf interchanges and later forms a junction with GC-5 and south, the GC-31.

 

 

 

 

Airport

 

 

 


 

 

 

Las Palmas is served by Gran Canaria Airport, often called Las Palmas Airport(IATALPAICAOGCLP). In 2008, it handled 10,212,106 passengers, This airport handled 33,695,248 kg (74,285,306 lb) of cargo, and is the fourth busiest in Spain.  It is also the only airport on the islands with two runways, thus can accommodate up to 53 landings and take-offs per hour. The lengthy runways made the airport an alternative landing site for the NASA Space Shuttle. Also this airport is a base for Binter Canarias and Navegacion y Servicios Aéreos Canarios, airlines which operate regional inter-island flights within the Canary Islands. The Airport is located in the eastern part of the island, about 18 km (11 mi) from the Las Palmas city center.

An airbase of the Spanish Air Force is located to the east of the runways. Beyond several hangars opposite the passenger terminal, the Gando Air Base (Base Aérea de Gando) contains ten shelters situated on the southern end of the eastern runway.


Seaport

 

 

Puerto de Las Palmas (Las Palmas Port), also known as 'Puerto de la Luz', is a main port for fishing, commercial, passenger and sports in the northwest of the city. It has been the traditional base for scale and supplying ships on their way through the Middle Atlantic for five centuries. The Port of Las Palmas is not only the first port of the Canary Islands, it is one of the main ports of Spain and the first of the geographical area of West Africa. As the leading port in the mid-Atlantic, it serves as the crossroads between Europe, Africa and America. In 2007, the port received some 11,262 ships; it welcomed a total of 907,782 cruise passengers, a 16.26% increase on 2006. In terms of annual TEU, the port of Las Palmas ranks as the 5th in Spain, and is among the first 15 ports of Europe.

The Port of Las Palmas is the first Mid-Atlantic fishing base, with an annual traffic of more than 4,500 stopovers and with some 400,000 tons of frozen fish processed. Despite experiencing some decline in recent years, it retains its dominance in the fishing industry over other ports in the Canary Islands. The port provides 175,000 m3(6,180,067 cu ft) of cold storage facilities. At the foot of pier, special refrigerated containers and preparation rooms for frozen products owned by Trastainer can carry out the entire chain of post-processing and storage of fish, from refrigeration and distribution, to manufacture and supply of industrial ice. The port's EU-approved border inspection post is responsible for inspecting all types of imports and exports between the European Economic Union and its trading partners.

 

 


Image gallery

 

 


 

 

fountain in the Historical center of Vegueta

 

 

 

 

 

Canarian Village ("Pueblo canario"). Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

 

 

 

 

 

 

Calle Perojo, Central Las Palmas

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Community of Canary Islands's government headquarters in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

 

 

 

 

 

 

     

The Basilica of Our Lady of the Pine contains the image of Our Lady of the Pine, who is the patron saint of Gran Canaria.

 

 

 

 

 Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Las_Palmas


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