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La Palma (Spain)

La Palma (Spain)

La Palma, found in the northwest of the Canary Islands, with its highest peak (Roque de los Muchachos) standing at 2,426 m, is considered one of the world's highest islands relative to its overall surface area. It is truly a miniature continent as it is home to, staggered at different altitudes, all the ecosystems found in the macaronesian region.

Declaration Date: 1983

Country: Spain

Surface Area: 87,250 ha

Resident population: 82,346 inhabitants

Contact: Antonio San Blas    asanblas@lapalmabiosfera.es

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