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  • Country: Spain – Spanish autonomous community.
  • Language: Spanish.
  • Currency: euro.
  • Time zone: GMT. From April to October, GMT +1
  • Credit cards: accepted in almost all shops and businesses.
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  • Population: 2,118,679 inhabitants (January 2013).
  • Weights and measures: metric / decimal system.
  • Vaccinations: Not necessary.
  • Supply of drinking water: public supply is safe (produced mainly by desalination), though bottled water is normally consumed.
  • Telephone networks: national and international connection.
  • Internet: Wi-fi zones and cybercafés with broadband connection.
  • Mobile phones: wide coverage in almost all the territory.
  • Banking system: extensive network of national and international banks.
  • Car hire: wide range of services in all the islands.
  • Public transport: rapid taxi and bus services.
  • Tourist Information Offices: available in all the islands.
  • Consular services: representation of more than 50 countries.
  • Consumer complaint forms: obligatory in all establishments.
  • Electricity: 220 volts.
  • Plugs: European system with round pins.
  • The Canary Islands , which belong to Spain, are fully integrated in the European Union.
  • The levels of quality and safety, both in infrastructures and in services, comply with European standards.
  • European sanitary services, with a wide range of public and private health centre.
  • Emergency services (ambulances, fire services and police) attend the security of people and property.
  • An Integrated Safety Plan serves the particular needs of the Canary Islands.
  • Transport system with a high level of infrastructure: airports and ports in all the islands, road networks in perfect conditions, including modern motorways, highways and ring roads.
  • Three universities and various research centres of international importance.
  • A varied cultural scene (museums, theatres, international festivals, etc), leisure and shopping areas, especially in the cities.



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