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El Hierro

El Hierro

El Hierro Also known as the “Meridian Island”, with only 268 square kilometers, El Hierro is home to astonishingly beautiful natural landscapes and a large part of the main land and marine ecosystems found in the Canary Islands, with the exception of the high mountain scrubland. The area of the reserve also includes a valuable stretch of marine area that is part of the “Mar de las Calmas”.

Declaration Date: 2000

Country: Spain

Surface Area: 27,771 ha

Resident population: 10,892 inhabitants

Contact: César Espinosa    cespinosa@el-hierro.org

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